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



Michaelmas Term Events 2016 

Tuesday 23 August 2016
Edinburgh International Book Festival
The End of Spain’s Republic
Chair: Allan Little (chairman of the Edinburgh International Book Festival)
Speaker: Prof. Paul Preston
Time: 10 h.
Place: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh, EH2 1AF
Further information and tickets


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Past Events

Programme overview for the past years:

- Academic year 2015-2016
- Academic year 2014-2015 
- Academic year 2013-2014 
- Academic year 2012-2013
- Academic year 2011-2012
- Academic year 2010-2011
- Academic year 2009-2010

Helen Graham, Transnational Lives, 30 June 2016
On 30 June - 1 July 2016, the Cañada Blanch Research Students’ Discussion Group held the conference Crossing Borders: the Spanish Civil War and transnational mobilisation. The keynote lecture titled Transnational lives: Spain and Europe’s wars of social change was delivered by Prof. Helen Graham at the IHR on the opening day. Further information and podcast.


On 17 May 2016, Prof. Paul Preston and Prof. Ian Kershaw presented The Last Days of the Spanish Republic at Daunt Books, London. 


Javier Marías in conversation with Paul Preston, 9 March 2016
On 8 March 2016 the acclaimed Spanish novelist and columnist Javier Marías discussed his latest novel, Thus Bad Begins, with Prof. Paul Preston. Event page and podcast.


Eduardo Mendoza, The Spanish Civil War in the Literary Imagination, 24 February 2016
On 24 February 2016, the celebrated Spanish novelist Alberto Mendoza took part alongside Prof. Helen Graham (Royal Holloway) and Prof. Paul Preston in the discussion Fact versus Fiction? The Spanish Civil War in the Literary Imagination.


Alberto Aza Arias
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.