FUTURE LECTURES

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THE MAKING OF MARBELLA

THE MAKING OF MARBELLA
The Thursday Lecture

Over the last sixty years, Marbella has transformed itself almost beyond recognition. Following on from previous highly successful talks for U3A International, local celebrity and broadcaster Giles Brown provides an informative, fascinating and anecdotal account of the development of this extraordinary city – along with some speculation on the future for Marbella.

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SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE BAROQUE

SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE BAROQUE
History of Architecture

The history of Spain under the Habsburg kings culminating in the transition to the House of Bourbon gives Spain the special character of its architecture.  Several examples of the period in Spain and Portugal will be given with detailed explanations of the elements that make the Baroque in the Iberian Peninsula different from the rest of Europe.

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THE EMMETT TECHNIQUE

THE EMMETT TECHNIQUE
Mind, Body and Spirit

This Technique uses light pressure on specific points of the body in certain sequences which promotes a relaxation and healing response in the muscles and soft tissue. It can address pain, improve mobility, flexibility, reduce stress, improve lymphatic drainage, balance and a whole lot more! It is suitable for all age groups from babies, sports enthusiasts and the frail and elderly.

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GALES OF CREATIVE DESTRUCTION

GALES OF CREATIVE DESTRUCTION
The Tuesday Talk

……………..AND THE FUTURE OF PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL SERVICES. Will knowledge of the head and/or the heart command most value in future? Alan Burton-Jones discusses the impacts of technological change on medical, legal and other professional jobs versus the jobs of nurses, beauticians and other personal carers – and comes up with some possibly surprising conclusions.

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HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD
The Thursday Lecture

Peter Claesson founded “Art for All in the World” www.artforallintheworld.org bringing artists from around the world to paint street walls and make sculptures for underprivileged communities, to enhance tourism and the economy and empower the communities. In this way he has brought new life to 6000 street children, mostly in South and Central America

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NORMAN SOCIETY

NORMAN SOCIETY
British Society Through the Ages
Dr O'Farrell has been lecturing for U3A International on the subject of British History for more than 13 years. He has previously taught at the University of California (from where he graduated),University of S. Carolina,University of London and Regent's University. His main research interest is Tudor-Stuart Britain. For further information or to reserve click

ARTISTS BOOKS: FROM DESIGN TO PRODUCTION

ARTISTS BOOKS: FROM DESIGN TO PRODUCTION
The Tuesday Talk

In this talk, author and book artist Joan Burton-Jones describes how the art and craft of book design and production is reemerging through the medium of Artists Books. These unique, personally designed and hand produced works, combine traditional and modern methods including narrative, poetry, printmaking, graphic design and bookbinding

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THE STUART, COMMONWEALTH AND RESTORATION PERIODS OF BRITISH ARCHITECTURE

THE STUART, COMMONWEALTH AND RESTORATION PERIODS OF BRITISH ARCHITECTURE
History of Architecture

The Stuarts were monarchs of the British Isles until the death of Queen Anne in 1714, except for the period of the Commonwealth between 1649 and 1660. During the turbulent years that led to the Restoration of the Monarchy the architectural framework of the British Isles undergoes a gradual transformation towards the Baroque Style and Palladianism.

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LOVED ONES ARE NEVER LOST

LOVED ONES ARE NEVER LOST
Mind, Body and Spirit

The speaker, a spiritual medium, will give an account of how losing her young daughter challenged her belief system in the strongest way possible. She will discuss the possibility that one chooses one’s path in life – even with heartbreak and tragedy – and speak about the communication she received from her daughter in Spirit that helped to process her grief and uncover her life purpose.

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BRITISH PERSPECTIVES ON LIFE IN SPAIN AFTER BREXIT

BRITISH PERSPECTIVES ON LIFE IN SPAIN AFTER BREXIT
The Thursday Lecture

The implementation of Brexit brings with it a new relationship between the UK and Spain. This lecture aims to clarify elements of that relationship and looks towards a full understanding of new agreements and requirements.

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LATE MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

LATE MEDIEVAL SOCIETY
British Society Through the Ages
Dr O'Farrell has been lecturing for U3A International on the subject of British History for more than 13 years. He has previously taught at the University of California (from where he graduated),University of S. Carolina,University of London and Regent's University. His main research interest is Tudor-Stuart Britain. For further information or to reserve click

DESKTOP FABRICATION IN ACTION AND PERFORMANCE

DESKTOP FABRICATION IN ACTION AND PERFORMANCE
The Tuesday Talk

This Tuesday Talk comprises two separate, yet subtly interlinked, presentations. The first discusses desktop fabrication (including 3-D printing; computerised numerical control and laser cutting) while the second explores the history, theory, manufacture and practice of Cigar Box Guitars – followed by a short ‘live’ performance.

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SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING RENOVATION PROJECTS

SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING RENOVATION PROJECTS
The Tuesday Talk

Inevitably, owning a property means that some renovation work must be undertaken from time-to-time. Based on recent experience, this lecture presents ‘golden rules’, drawn from project management thinking and illustrated with personal anecdotes, to ensure projects are achieved within budget, on time and to specifications.

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TUDOR SOCIETY

TUDOR SOCIETY
British Society Through the Ages
Dr O'Farrell has been lecturing for U3A International on the subject of British History for more than 13 years. He has previously taught at the University of California (from where he graduated),University of S. Carolina,University of London and Regent's University. His main research interest is Tudor-Stuart Britain. For further information or to reserve click

THE GRAND MOSQUE OF CORDOBA – EVOLUTION AND INFLUENCE

THE GRAND MOSQUE OF CORDOBA – EVOLUTION AND INFLUENCE
The Tuesday Talk

This lecture focuses on the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, a World Heritage site considered to be one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Built in four stages over 200 years, it is the prototype for most Moorish and Mudejar architecture on the peninsula and beyond.

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THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR
The Thursday Lecture

The Spanish Civil War took place between 17th July 1936 and 1st April 1939. It was a traumatic event in modern Spanish history at a time when Europe was riven by competing social factions. The war was fought on the eve of the Second World War and, by many, it is regarded as a build-up to that cataclysmic event.

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THE BAROQUE OF CENTRAL EUROPE

THE BAROQUE OF CENTRAL EUROPE
History of Architecture

The architectural character of Central Europe is defined by the many countries that form this vast region and their diverse political structure.  Regional differences affect the development of the Baroque architecture in this area and lead to the adaptation of Italian models to suit the idiosyncrasies of each culture.

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AL ANDALUS, THE LEGACY TO MODERN DAY SPAIN

AL ANDALUS, THE LEGACY TO MODERN DAY SPAIN
The Tuesday Talk
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THE CADIZ BIG BANG

THE CADIZ BIG BANG
The Tuesday Talk

THE 1947 EXPLOSION WHICH DESTROYED HALF THE CITY

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