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



Forthcoming Events

Saturday 6 September 2014
Cambridge Film Festival and Catalan Observatory - London School of Economics
Screening of the documentary Un poema a l'exili. El Pessebre de Pau Casals i Joan Alavedra  (A Poem in Exile. The Manger by Pau Casals & Joan Alavedra)
Dir. Alba Gómez Escudero. USA/ Spain, 2012, 52 mins. In Catalan with English subtitles.
Time:18.45 h.
Place: Heffers Bookshop, 20 Trinity St, Cambridge CB2 1TY

Thursday 25 September 2014
Research Students' Discussion Group
Time: 16 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room, 1.11

Sunday 28 September 2014
Dublin Festival of History
The Last Stalinist: The Life of Santiago Carrillo
Paul Preston in conversation with Paddy Woodworth (Journalist and Writer)
Time:16 h.
Place: The Printworks Venue, Dublin Castle, Castle Street, 2 Dublin, Ireland

Saturday 4 October 2014
London Spanish Film Festival
Screening of Libertarias
Dir. Vicente Aranda. Spain/Italy/Belgium, 1996, 125 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles
Followed by a discussion between Paul Preston, Peter Evans (Queen Mary, Univ. London) and Victoria Abril (Actress)
Time: 18.15 h.
Place: Ciné Lumière 17 Queensberry Pl, London SW7 2DT

Thursday 9 October
The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
Spain’s Memory Wars
A conversation between Paul Preston, Jane Rogoyska (Writer and Filmmaker) and Jeremy Treglown (Author and Literary Critic)
Time: 16.30 h.
Place: Montpellier Gardens, The Salon, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1UW|

Thursday 16 October 2014
Cañada Blanch Seminar
Spanish Spies in the United Kingdom during the Second World War
Speaker: Michael Alpert (Univ. Westminster)
Chair: Sebastian Balfour (Emeritus Professor, LSE)
Time: 18 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room, 1.11

Thursday 23 October 2014
Research Students' Discussion Group
Time: 16 h.
Place: LSE, Portugal Street, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Seminar Room, 1.11

Thursday 23 October 2014
University College London and Catalan Observatory - London School of Economics
History and Nationalism. Spain and Catalonia in a comparative context
Speakers: Paul Preston, Enric Ucelay (Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) and Nicola Miller (UCL)
Time: 18 h.
Place: UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT|

Wednesday 5 - Friday 7 November 2014
Grupo de Investigación de Historia de Nuestro Tiempo
V Congreso Internacional de Historia de Nuestro Tiempo: "Siglo"
Speakers: Javier Ponce Marrero (Univ. Palmas de Gran Canaria), Francisco Romero Salvadó (Univ. Bristol), Francisco Morente (Univ. Autónoma de Barcelona), Matilde Eiroa (Univ. Carlos IIII de Madrid), Emilio Sáenz-Francés (Univ. Pontificia de Comillas), Enrique Moradiellos (Univ. Extremadura), Ángel Duarte (Univ. Girona), Álvaro Soto (Univ. Autónoma de Madrid), Diego Iturriaga Barco (Univ. Internacional de La Rioja), Carlos Navajas Zubeldia (Univ. La Rioja)
Place: Universidad de La Rioja, Edificio Quintiliano, Sala de Grados, C/ La Cigüeña, 60, 26004 Logroño, Spain

Our events are free and open to all. If you would like to keep up to date with these and other events of similar interest, contact us at| to be added to our mailing list. 

Past Events

Programme overview for the past years:

- Academic year 2013-2014| 
- Academic year 2012-2013
|- Academic year 2011-2012|
- Academic year 2010-2011
|- Academic year 2009-2010|

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.