FUTURE LECTURES

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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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HEALING TRADITIONS AND CEREMONIES OF MEXICO

HEALING TRADITIONS AND CEREMONIES OF MEXICO
Mind, Body and Spirit

Many ceremonies have been handed down over the years from man’s ancestors. One pre-hispanic ceremony which has survived throughout time and the evolution of the planet is without doubt the most powerful and important of ancient Mexico – the temazkal or sweat hut. It is a place to heal, balance, clean and empower the body, mind and spirit.

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CROSSING WATERWAYS – FROM STEPPING STONES TO ICONIC BRIDGES

CROSSING WATERWAYS – FROM STEPPING STONES TO ICONIC BRIDGES
The Tuesday Talk

Whilst great for travelling along, rivers and waterways frequently provide an obstacle when needed to be crossed. From the earliest crossings using stepping stones, engineers have developed many solutions using a variety of natural and man-made materials to many different designs.

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BRITISH CONSULATE SERVICES IN THIS AREA OF SPAIN

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

The Moors occupied much of the Iberian Peninsular for nearly 800 years until the late 15th century. Much of their legacy is to be seen in Andalucia, through language, gastronomy, architecture and culture. Who were they and what did they leave behind for man to enjoy today

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THE CADIZ BIG BANG

THE CADIZ BIG BANG
The Tuesday Talk

THE 1947 EXPLOSION WHICH DESTROYED HALF THE CITY. Late one evening in August 1947, a mighty explosion destroyed much of the City of Cadiz. What happened, why and particularly the aftermath over the past 70 years is a fascinating story.

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