How to contact us

Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies
London School of Economics and Political Science
Clement's Inn, Tower 2, room 5.02
London WC2A 2AE

Tel.: +44 (0)20 7955 6119/6058



Lent Term Events 2016 

Thursday 21 January 2016
Cañada Blanch Research Students’ Discussion Group
Time: 16 h.
Place: LSE, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Thursday 28 January 2016
Cañada Blanch Seminar
War within the Spanish Church at the End of Franco’s Regime
Speaker: Eladi Mainar (University of Valencia)
Chair: Prof. Paul Preston
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Thursday 11 February 2016
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Women, Fascism and Francoism: The Sección Femenina of the Falange (1936-1975)
Speaker: Ángela Cenarro (University of Zaragoza)
Chair: Prof. Paul Preston
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Thursday 18 February 2016
Cañada Blanch Research Students’ Discussion Group
Time: 16 h.
Place: LSE, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Wednesday 24 February 2016
LSE-CBC Literary Festival Discussion
Fact versus Fiction? The Spanish Civil War in the Literary Imagination
Speakers: Prof. Helen Graham  (Royal Holloway), Eduardo Mendoza  (novelist), Prof. Paul Preston
Time: 18.30 h.
Place: LSE, New Academic Building, Wolfson Theatre 
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Thursday 25 February 2016
British Spanish Society Centenary Conference
Holding up the Mirror:  One Hundred Years of British Spanish Cultural Relations
Speakers: Prof. Paul Preston,  Luis Gonzaga Martinez del Campo (Univ. Essex), Ana Romero (journalist and writer), Chris Bryant MP (Shadow Leader of the House of Commons), John Carlin (journalist and writer), Miles Johnson ( journalist)
Chair: Jimmy Burns (journalist, writer, and chairman of the British Spanish Society)
Time: 18.30 h.
Place: Canning House, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS
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Wednesday 2 March 2016
Ciclo Madariaga – Oxford University
We Saw Spain Die: Foreign Correspondents in the Spanish Civil War
Speaker: Paul Preston
Place: Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, Oxford, OX1 4AU
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Tuesday 8 March 2016
LSE Arts and Cañada Blanch Public Conversation
Thus Bad Begins: A Conversation with Javier Marías
Speaker: Javier Marías  (novelist)
Chair: Prof. Paul Preston 
Time: 18.30 h.
Place: LSE, Old Building, Old Theatre
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Wednesday 9 March 2016
Institute of Historical Research Seminar
Uses and Abuses of the Past
Speakers: Prof. Anne Curry  (Southampton), Prof. Peter Hennessy(Queen Mary), Prof. Donald Sassoon  (Queen Mary), and Prof. Paul Preston
Chair: Daniel Snowman  (writer and broadcaster)
Time: 18 h.
Place: Senate House, Wolfson Conference Suite, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
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Saturday 12 March 2016
Len Crome Memorial Conference 2016
Women and the Spanish Civil War
Speakers: Prof. Paul Preston, Prof. Helen Graham (Royal Holloway), Lynn Collins (TUC), Dr. Sylvia Martin (writer), Dr. Linda Palfreeman (Univ. Cardenal Herrera, Spain)
Time: 11-17 h.
Place: The Manchester Conference Centre & Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB
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Programme and registration

Thursday 17 March 2016
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Julián Vadillo (UCM)
Chair: Prof. Paul Preston
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1.11

Tuesday 5 April 2016
Two’s Company Theatre
Screening of the play The Fifth Column, by Ernest Hemingway  
Followed by a discussion with Prof. Paul Preston
Time: 19.30 h.
Place: Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
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Past Events

Programme overview for the past years:

- Academic year 2015-2016 (Michaelmas)
- Academic year 2014-2015 
- Academic year 2013-2014 
- Academic year 2012-2013
- Academic year 2011-2012
- Academic year 2010-2011
- Academic year 2009-2010

Miguel Dols 18May15
Miguel Dols received the Fundación Cañada Blanch's 'Alta Distinción' on 18 May 2015. 

Alberto Aza @ LSE, 14 Nov 2013
The lecture The Role of the Monarchy in the Transition to Democracy in Spain by H.E. Alberto Aza Arias took place on 14 November 2013. 

Historical Memory II, 7 Jun 2012  
The II Conference on Historical Memory took place on 7 June 2012.

Ugarte lecture, 10 Nov 2011 
The lecture MONDRAGON, Humanity at Work by Josu Ugarte took place on 10 November 2011. 

Cañada Blanch homage, 3-4 Mar 2011  
The commemorative event of Vicente Cañada Blanch, founder of the Centre, took place on 3-4 March 2011.