There is hardly more enriching a way to learn about the links between two countries than meeting the people who embody them. Anglo-Spanish by family and by upbringing, Santiago de Mora-Figueroa and Williams (Jerez de la Frontera, 1941) is a figure of exception when it comes to glossing the cultural bonds between Great Britain and the Hispanic world. In his diplomatic career, the Marquis of Tamarón has served indeed as Ambassador of Spain in London or director of the Cervantes Institute, but the Hispanic-British footprint is also present in his literary work, either in the form of fiction or essay.
On the occasion of the publication of his diaries, Entre Líneas Y A Contracorriente, the Marquis of Tamarón will hold a public conversation with the director of the Instituto Cervantes in London, Ignacio Peyró, as well as with anyone interested in delving deeper into the Spanish-British friendship. Pleasant and good-tempered, full of names and anecdotes of interest and with the sole exclusion of politics, the talk will take place in an atmosphere of special complicity: the library at the Travellers Club***. To be followed by a wine reception.
*Mobile phones should be turned off when entering the Club. They may only be used in the phone booth in the lift lobby or in the front hall by reception.
**The Travellers has a formal dress code for gentlemen (jacket and tie, no trainer shoes or denim) throughout the building. Ladies are expected to dress to a similar standard.