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Remembering La Transicion

30 March 2017

BritishSpanish Society event in Madrid  by our social affairs correspondent Remembering Spain’s Transition to Democracy in film and comment was the theme of the BritishSpanish Society’s  latest encounter with its supporters  in Madrid on March 28th. A full-house registered for...

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El ejemplo de Churchill by Jimmy Burns

23 March 2017

A pocos pasos del terrorismo que ayer sacudió la ciudad de Londres esta una estatua de Winston Churchill,  corpulento en su abrigo de trinchera,  y con una mirada  enfocada y resuelta, toda una imagen de un pueblo que ha conocido ...

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Spanish Masters in the Heart of London

7 March 2017

A crisp Spring early afternoon sun casting its rays across Trafalgar Square provided the perfect prologue to the British Spanish Society’s latest exclusive visit to the National Gallery. Guided by lecturer Paul Pickering, of the BSS’s Executive Council, a group...

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Vuelve a casa por Navidad

28 November 2016

La BSS desea contar una iniciativa de la Fundación Vuelve a Casa – El Almendro. Una oportunidad para todos aquellos que estáis fuera de España ¿Queréis saber qué es? Atentos al siguiente ▶ vídeo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXwdRLolJH4 Como habéis visto, por segundo...

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BritishSpanish Society, University of Wales Press and Iberian and Latin American Studies Series Prize application closing date extended until 30 November 2016

10 November 2016

Closing date extended until 30th November 2016. The BritishSpanish Society, in association with the University of Wales Press and Iberian and Latin American Studies Series, is pleased to announce this new award aiming to support research in Hispanic Studies and to provide a channel among researchers, academia and the...

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BRITISH COUNCIL ENTREVISTA A JIMMY BURNS

27 September 2016

21/09/2016 British Council ha publicado en su web una entrevista a Jimmy Burns, presidente de la British Spanish Society. En ella se reflexiona sobre el escenario que se ha abierto tras el pasado referéndum del 23 de junio y la...

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A very Spanish Battersea by Stephanie Kennedy

25 August 2016

Like London, Battersea is changing. Most strikingly of course, the iconic Battersea Power station has lost three of its towers, until, we are promised, the structure is resurrected into a sprawling residential and commercial hub. An impressive investment of £8...

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Jimmy Burns Marañon: HEALING THE RIFT

1 July 2016

From the Chairman of The BritishSpanish Society Dear Friend, I am aware that for many of our members  and supporters, not least Spaniards living in the  UK and British living in Spain , are living through a period  of uncertainty...

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FAITH MATTERS QUESTION TIME DISCUSSES BREXIT

17 June 2016

Farm Street Church in Mayfair, central London, was packed on Tuesday 9th June for a debate entitled: ‘Faith Matters Question Time – A Christian response to the EU Referendum’, chaired by Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector of Saint James Church, Piccadilly. The...

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La British-Spanish Society cumple 100 años

3 March 2016

Escrito por Patricia Gomez (EL IBERICO) el 26 febrero, 2016 Ayer tuvo lugar una conferencia promovida por la British-Spanish Society (BSS) en un acto de reconocimiento al 100 aniversario de su fundación y también con el objetivo de anunciar el programa de eventos para este...

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26 June 2015

We are happy to announce that BritishSpanish Society members have been offered 20% discount on Robert Goodwin’s magnificent book Spain: the Centre of the World 1519-1682. To receive a 20% discount (£24) on Spain please visit www.bloomsbury.com and quote SPAIN at...

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RIP Manuel de Lole y Manuel

20 May 2015

A  legend of flamenco leaves us but su Duende sigue Flamenco artist Manuel Molina Jiménez (Ceuta, 1948), died on Tuesday 19th May. See here for the El Pais article on his life: http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2015/05/19/actualidad/1432029880_366877.html

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Homage to George Orwell

12 March 2015

Lecture by Michael Shelden, Pulitzer Prize finalist for his biography of George Orwell, on Wednesday, 18th March 2015, from 19h30, at the Institut d’Estudis Nord-Americans, Via Augusta, 123, 08006 – Barcelona. Why not join our membership today? You can find...

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Madrid: The History

1 February 2015

BritishSpanish Society member, Jules Stewart, launches the paperback edition of his book Madrid: The History, on Wednesday, 4th March 2015, 6:30 to 9:00pm, at the Sala Luis Vives, Embassy of Spain, 39 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8SB. Why not join...

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Oxford Literary Festival associates with BS-S

30 January 2015

The BritishSpanish Society is delighted to be associated with the organisers of the highly prestigious Oxford Literary Festival, which takes place in March and will have a special section devoted to Spain. Links: Jimmy Burns and David Liebler talk to...

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The BritishSpanish Society Christmas Party

20 December 2014

  By Laura Gran Over 150 members of the BritishSpanish Society celebrated Christmas at the Instituto Cervantes on Thursday 11th December. The atmosphere was cordial and relaxed, full of laughs and lively conversation, with many open to meeting others for...

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Hispanomania event review by Jules Stewart

26 November 2014

By Jules Stewart Journalist and author Tom Burns Marañón delivered a fascinating talk at the Instituto Cervantes in November based on his book Hispanomanía, an account of the curiosos impertinentes, travellers from other European countries and the US who came...

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A memorable tribute concert to El Greco

20 September 2014

A memorable tribute concert to El Greco By our social affairs correspondent A large and expectant audience filled the imposing central aisle of one of London’s most distinguished Churches on 16th September for the BritishSpanish Society’s tribute to El Greco,...

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Interview with our Chairman in Expansión

1 August 2014

DIRECTIVOS EN VERANO Amparo Polo. Londres Jimmy Burns Marañón recuerda orgulloso que su madre, Mabel –hija del doctor español Gregorio Marañón–, promovió en Londres la instalación de una placa en la casa donde vivió Catalina de Aragón antes de convertirse en reina de los ingleses. La casa está juntó...

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The Summer Party

26 June 2014

Over three hundred attended the BritishSpanish Society’s summer party at the beautiful residence of the Spanish ambassador. On a warm, dry evening, the event proved more popular than ever, drawing in young and older members and their guests to a...

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Society news : On board  Fiesta  

12 June 2014

By our Social Affairs correspondent With London basking in its first heat of the summer, what better place for a BritishSpanish Society networking  event than aboard Jorge Gallardo’s good boat  Bar&Co, the coolest Latino venue on the Thames? The upper...

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KITE Invest meets the BritishSpanish Society

17 April 2014

April 15, 2014 KITE Invest’s interview with the BritishSpanish Society’s Chairman Jimmy Burns Marañón KITE Invest had the pleasure of attending a BritishSpanish Society event in London in March and getting to know the Society’s dynamic organisation and members. The...

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BritishSpanish Society forthcoming events

22 March 2014

We organise a varied programme of social and cultural activities, giving members an opportunity to meet and discuss matters of mutual interest. Our events cover the broad spectrum of British and Spanish culture including concerts, journalism, politics, history, business, food...

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