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THE FRENCH GOTHIC PERIOD
History of Architecture

The Gothic style is widespread and has beautiful examples in most cities around Europe. This presentation will indicate the technical achievements of the Gothic masons and how they broke away from the Classical tradition of Greece and Rome. A During this particular analysis of the period there will be an outline of the examples in its place of origin, France.

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USING NATURAL CYCLES TO RECHARGE YOUR LIFE
Mind Body and Spirit

All of life is interwoven into a living system of cycles. Just like the tides and the moon phases, both women and men have biological cycles of active growth and quiet renewal, led by their hormones. By understanding how everything in life moves in cycles, one can become more aware of and comfortable with one’s own cyclic nature, something that has been forgotten by the modern world’s linear views of time.

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THE GREAT WAR PART 3 - YPRES
General Lectures
The Canadians took Passchendale on 10th November 1917. In this 100th year that marks the final stages of the First World War the presenter follows up on his previous two lectures with his examination and discussion about this pivotal battle towards the end of the war. For further information or to reserve click
IPAD/IPHONE - BEYOND THE BASICS

This is the first in a series of seminars for those who are already comfortable with email, taking photos, accessing internet, using apps. Please note that there is only a limited number of places available.

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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE
British History
A balanced view of the American Revolution  but largely from a European perspective rather than an American patriotic one. The presenter who has previously lectured on the subject both in the U.K. and the U.S.A. For further information or to reserve click
PAST LIFE REGRESSION - HYPNOTHERAPY
Lectures in Alhaurin

This lecture was extremely popular and most informative when presented in Marbella in October. Past Life Regression is not just a means to delve into ones early and past life to uncover what the subconscious holds.  It is also used in order to gain a deeper understanding of one’s traits, habits, fears, struggles, talents and dreams, as well as offering guidance and assurance regarding future challenges and purpose in life. 

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THE MYSTERIES OF SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLAINED
General Lectures

There is a lot more to social media than sharing pictures of food and grandchildren.  Social media has become not only one of the main ways of publishing the news, it very often is itself the subject of the news.  The presenter follows up on his previous talk on the basics of Facebook with a discussion on how people can get more out of their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE - SOFT SKILLS FOR TECHIES
STEAM
Soft skills for techies and engineers in global teams. For further information or to reserve click
CRYPTO CURRENCIES - THE FUTURE OF MONEY
Lectures in Alhaurin

What are crypto currencies?   How long have they been around?   Who can benefit from them?  What does the future hold for fiat and crypto currencies?
The mission of Crypto Education is to provide a basic knowledge on the world of crypto currencies, like Bitcoin and Litecoin.  This presentation will discuss the differences between past and present currencies. 

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CRYPTO CURRENCIES - THE FUTURE OF MONEY
STEAM

What are crypto currencies?   How long have they been around?   Who can benefit from them?  What does the future hold for fiat and crypto currencies?
The mission of Crypto Education is to provide a basic knowledge on the world of crypto currencies, like Bitcoin and Litecoin.  This presentation will discuss the differences between past and present currencies. 

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THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
British History

An analysis of how technical innovation, combined with population growth and financed out of the money paid out to ex-slave owners, brought about the greatest change ever in human society.

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EVOLVING THROUGH YOUR EMOTIONS
Lectures in Alhaurin

Over the course of a 30 year career in Holistic Medicine, Lesley has developed ERA (Emotional Release Ad-Infinitum), a technique which finds and releases blocked emotions in minutes, sometimes seconds, and this technique is used exclusively because it is so effective. Once the blocked emotion is located and released it is gone forever

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ART FOR ALL THE WORLD
General Lectures

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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MINDFULNESS: THE DALAI LAMA AND NEUROSCIENTISTS
Mind Body and Spirit

Knowing how to live in the present moment without continually allowing the mind to take oneself to the past or future with thoughts of worry, stress, anger, pain, or resentment is one of the principal goals of mindfulness. More than 20 years ago, the Dalai Lama collaborated with neuroscientists to find a method that would help humanity find greater inner peace and well-being. The fruit of those studies is now available for all to apply.

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THE GOTHIC PERIOD IN ENGLAND AND WESTERN EUROPE
History of Architecture

The Gothic style is widespread and has beautiful examples in most cities around Europe. This presentation will indicate the technical achievements of the Gothic masons and how they broke away from the Classical tradition of Greece and Rome. Regional characteristics developed as the style expanded throughout Europe and during this particular analysis there will be an outline of the examples in England and Western Europe.

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A STROLL THROUGH THE MULTIVERSE
Astronomy and Cosmology
The meeting will begin with astronomy and cosmology news items followed by a description of tonight's sky. The main presentation is: 'A Stroll Through the Multiverse'. The universe we live in may be one of an infinite number, taken together giving us a 'Multiverse'. For further information or to reserve click
THE GROWTH OF THE EMPIRE, FORMAL AND INFORMAL, 1783-1914
British History

An analysis showing how it developed, the challenges if had to face, and the effect both the formal empire and the ‘informal empire’ on Britain’s role in the world.

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THE ROLE OF BRITISH CONSULATES
General Lectures
The Role of British Consulates and the many changes that are taking place in the organisation as well as the assistance available for visitors from the United Kingdom to Spain and for UK residents in Spain. For further information or to reserve click
FROM OLIGARCHY TO DEMOCRACY, THE ROAD TO REFORM, 1815-1928
British History

How British society changed from an agrarian oligarchy to a modern democratic state, what challenges the reformers had to face, and how they were able to succeed.

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TURBINE BLADE MANUFACTURE
STEAM

The lecture will cover the manufacture of advanced Blades and Vanes for Industrial Gas Turbines by Precision Casting (sometimes referred to as the lost wax process). It will show not only equiaxed Blade and Vane production, but also advanced Directionally Solidified and Single Crystal blades for very large power gas turbines.

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BONE HEALTH, STRENGTH AND BALANCE
General Lectures
This lecture covers the need for awareness and education in ways that can deliver a higher level of freedom by unleashing physical performance, for anyone, in ways never thought possible by using a non pharmaceutical option to bone health. For further information or to reserve click
THE STRUGGLE FOR FEMALE EMANCIPATION
British History

From the mid 19th century to 1928, showing how the emancipation gradually happened, the violent opposition to it, and the eventual success of it when Britain finally became a functioning democracy when the female half of the population were enfranchised.

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SAILING INTO INTERSTELLAR SPACE
Astronomy and Cosmology
The meeting will begin with astronomy and cosmology news items followed by a description of tonight's sky. The main presentation is: 'Sailing Into Interstellar Space'. Some scientists warn us that we urgently need technology to get us off-world to an alternative home before our planet becomes less habitable. For further information or to reserve click
ERA - EMOTIONS RELEASED AD-FINITUM
Mind Body and Spirit

ERA (Emotions Released Ad-Infinitum (forever)) is a therapy which identifies emotions (conscious and unconscious) that have never been resolved, where they are held in the body, whether they are past or present. One can learn how to release them in minutes and sometimes seconds, forever. Once liberated from the emotion, more of the true essence/self is available.

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THE ISLAMIC PERIOD IN SPAIN AND ITS ROOTS
History of Architecture

A much requested repeat of this very popular presentation which demonstrates how Islamic architecture developed together with an analysis of its particular spatial articulation. The main characteristics of this style and its surface treatment makes it unique in the History of architecture.  The origins and movement of the peoples involved play an important role. An overview of the magnificent examples that remain in Spain will take place with reference to emblematic buildings in the rest of the world.

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COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION
General Lectures

An overview of the history and current work of the CWGC and its involvement in Spain

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Tuesday Talks
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CLIMATE CHANGE: THE BIG LIE?
STEAM

Anthropogenic Global Warming aka Climate Change: the Big Lie. A review of historical data on global climate is presented, with attention given to the record of CO2 atmospheric concentrations.  This is compared with modern data, and current theories linking man-made CO2 emissions to catastrophic climate change. 

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General Lectures
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WORLD WAR ONE- THE CONFLICT FROM WHICH BRITAIN NEVER RECOVERED
British History

In 1914 Britain had largest empire, greatest naval power and also the greatest wealth of all the major nations. But all of this was shattered by the war and we never recovered from it economically, militarily, or diplomatically.

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Astronomy and Cosmology
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Mind Body and Spirit
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SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE ARCHITECTURE OF THE RECONQUISTA
History of Architecture

The Christian kingdom’s conquering of territories from Al-Andalus took several centuries throughout the entire peninsula. The architecture that developed during the years of the ‘Reconquista’ show the influence of both Islamic Spain and northern France with the fully-fledged Gothic style. The blend of styles makes this period of the architectural development of Spain unique from the rest of Europe.

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General Lectures
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THE COURT OF FELIPE IV AND THE CONDE-DUQUE DE OLIVARES
Tuesday Talks

This talk examines the relationship between Felipe IV and his ‘valido’, the Conde-Duque de Olivares, and how it affected both Spain and its position in the Habsburg Empire. There will also be a discussion of the infamous Marie de Medici, the court painter Valazquez, and the hypocrisy of ‘limpieza de sangre’.

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General Lectures
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DESKTOP FABRICATION
STEAM
Two decades ago the availability of consumer led products such as personal computers, flatbed scanners and quality printers led to a minor revolution in the production of publications. This became known as 'Desktop Publishing'. For further information or to reserve click
THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES
British History

The closeness and importance of this relationship has always been disputed, and the question today is “Will it survive Trump?”

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General Lectures
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Tuesday Talks
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Astronomy and Cosmology
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Mind Body and Spirit
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WORLD WAR TWO AND THE END OF THE PAX BRITANNICA
British History

A war the British did well to survive though a terrible price was paid. The event changed Britain from one of the world’s foremost powers to a second rank power

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General Lectures
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THE DRUNKARD'S WALK
STEAM
This talk will aim to explain the principles that govern chance and the way they play out in business, economics, politics and other areas of human affairs. For further information or to reserve click
GREAT BRITAIN AND ITS TROUBLED RELATIONSHIP WITH EUROPE
British History

Since the Reformation Britain has always been the ‘odd man out’ in Europe. This was improved over the last 44 years by being part of the EU. Now this country is in the process of retreating once again into Splendid Isolation.

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General Lectures
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THE ADVENT OF THE RENAISSANCE
History of Architecture

The Renaissance revival began in Florence as early as 1420 with the work of Filippo Brunelleschi and continued in Rome and northern Italy with the work of Leon Battista Alberti. These two masters of the Early Renaissance set the path for the development of the style that in the following years became known as High Renaissance and Mannerism.

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Mind Body and Spirit
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THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD IN ITALY
History of Architecture
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THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD IN WESTERN EUROPE
History of Architecture
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BRITISH ARCHITECTURE FROM TUDOR TO GEORGIAN PART 1
History of Architecture
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BRITISH ARCHITECTURE FROM TUDOR TO GEORGIAN PART 2
History of Architecture
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GREAT WOMEN WHO HAVE SHAPED OUR WORLD THROUGH HISTORY
Tuesday Talks
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THE BOER WAR
Tuesday Talks
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VICTORIAN LONDON AND THE DAYS OF THE EMPIRE PART 2
Tuesday Talks
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VICTORIAN LONDON AND THE DAYS OF THE EMPIRE PART 1
Tuesday Talks
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THE BARBARY CORSAIRS
Tuesday Talks
THE BARBARY CORSAIRS - Pirates who roamed the Mediterranean and along the British coast. For further information or to reserve click
A & C
Astronomy & Cosmology

Some really complex stuff.

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General Lectures

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General Lectures
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