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April 2018
£7 - £10

On Britishness and Spanishness: A conversation with the Marquis of Tamarón

April 24 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Travellers Club Library,
106 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5EP United Kingdom
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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…

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Think Ibero-America: Ana Tijoux

April 25 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Senate House,
Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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What are the concerns of young Latin Americans today? Can hip-hop help them find answers? How important are rappers such as Ana Tijoux? Celebrated Latin American rapper, Ana Tijoux, will be performing at the Jazz Café on April 26. We are delighted to announce a public interview with Tijoux as part of our cycle “Think Ibero-America”, chaired by ethnomulicologist Hettie Malcomson. Ana Tijoux is a Chilean singer, MC, lyricist and rap composer. In the late 1990s she gained recognition in Latin America as the female MC of the hip-hop group Makiza following the success of her second solo…

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May 2018

Blanco White Series: Empire Phobia and Black Legend

May 1 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Instituto Cervantes London,
15-19 Devereux Court
London, WC2R 3JJ United Kingdom
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Empire Phobia and Black Legend The view of María Elvira Roca Barea Our Blanco White series, which runs between the shores of Spain and the United Kingdom, could not do without María Elvira Roca Barea, the author of Imperiofobia y leyenda negra(Siruela, 2016), a book analysing the relationship between the concepts of empire and black legend which is already in its 15th edition. The author, after covering empire phobia in the cases of Rome, the United States and Russia, focuses on the…

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Gravitational waves: this is how the universe sounds!

May 22 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chadwick Building B05 Lecture Theatre,
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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Alicia Sintes in conversation with Juan Valiente Kroon How does the universe sound? Could we look at our universe using new powerful ‘goggles’? How can we characterise disturbances in the fabric of space-time? The colloquium “Gravitational waves: this is how the universe sounds!” aims to solve these and other questions related to one of the greatest scientific discoveries of recent years. On February 11, 2016, the scientific collaboration group LIGO and VIRGO announced the first observation of gravitational waves. The detection of…

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