The Brexit challenge for Spain and Gibraltar, and the Catalan crisis

My talk at the Gibraltar Literary Festival.

Date
November 18, 2017

Mi discurso en la entrega del Premio Arturo Barea en Badajoz

Premio concedido a Francisco Javier García Carrero por su obra, “Un siglo de historia de la Guardia Civil en Extremadura.”

Date
November 9, 2017

Crisis in Catalonia

Spain is living through sad times. The Catalan parliament’s illegal proclamation of an independent state has sparked the most serious constitutional crisis since the failed coup in 1981. But unlike that crisis, this one has no easy solution. All the stereotypes that Spaniards are incapable of living together, epitomised by the 1936-39 Civil War, are being reinforced.
My post for Oxford University Press.

Date
November 2, 2017

Brexit, Catalonia and other challenges for Spain

My talk at the Cañada Blanch Centre, London.

Date
October 26, 2017

No todo ha sido un fracaso

En tiempos de desasosiego nacional, como el provocado por la lucha por la independencia en Cataluña –la crisis más grave en España desde el fallido golpe de Estado de 1981–, es fácil perder de vista los logros y caer en el desánimo al ser presa de la falsa creencia, propagada por los populistas de cualquier signo político, de que todo ha ido mal en el país.
ABC

Date
October 19, 2017

Why Oxfordshire’s most famous Spanish émigré is being honoured at an exhibition

The naming of a square in Madrid after Arturo Barea, the Spanish émigré writer and BBC broadcaster who lived on Lord Faringdon’s Buscot Park estate until his death in 1957, is to be followed by a major exhibition in Spain’s capital in December, which I am curating.

Date
October 4, 2017

50 Years of Runnymede College, 1967-2017

My book on the 50th anniversary of Madrid’s Runnymede College, a secular, mixed school founded during the Franco regime when such things were unheard of.

Date
September 9, 2017

Entrevista en Carta España sobre Arturo Barea

Date
September 7, 2017

España global

Mi Tribuna en ABC.

Date
June 3, 2017

The “curiosos impertinentes”: British writers who forged Spain’s Romantic Image.

My talk at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival.

Date
April 2, 2017