FUTURE LECTURES

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FALLS ARE NOT AN INVEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE OF AGEING

FALLS ARE NOT AN INVEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE OF AGEING
Mind, Body and Spirit

The speaker will consider the prevalence of falls in older people and discuss some of the reasons why people might fall. On a positive note, practical tips and advice to prevent falls will be given and some of the latest research concerning the cognitive benefits of exercise in an ageing population will be shared

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PARLIAMENT

PARLIAMENT
British History

BRITISH INSTITUTIONS: The real governance of Great Britain and how it came to be the power that it is.

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A SENSE OF HISTORY: THE HARMONY OF SCIENCE & RELIGION, PART 2/2

A SENSE OF HISTORY: THE HARMONY OF SCIENCE & RELIGION, PART 2/2
The Thursday Lecture

A fresh perspective on the perceived irreconcilable disharmony between these two great knowledge systems. The central thesis of the presentation being that paradigm shifts in science (scientific revolutions), and the concept of ‘progressive revelation’ as the theory linking all the world’s great Faiths, are almost identical processes. Illustrated with historical evidence, and a bit of fun

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LIZARDS, LIONS & BURROWING BUGS (UNDER YOUR SKIN!)

LIZARDS, LIONS & BURROWING BUGS (UNDER YOUR SKIN!)
Author Presentation

For those who thought moving to Spain was a challenge, how about moving to Zambia in 1980 with 3 small kids with no idea of what to expect! Imagine moving to the middle of Africa without the benefit of internet research?  Ann Patras reveals all (well nearly all) about their escapades, which are to be found in her Africa Series books.

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THE AMAZING ENGINEERING OF THE PANAMA CANAL

THE AMAZING ENGINEERING OF THE PANAMA CANAL
STEAM

Following on from the successful talks on the history of the Panama Canal last autumn, this non- technical lecture looks at how the canal and its crossings work as engineering structures.The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 marked the end of 35 years of construction and was rightly hailed as an amazing engineering achievement.

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HOMES FOR BIODIVERSITY

HOMES FOR BIODIVERSITY
The Thursday Lecture

This southern part of Spain has the highest biodiversity in Europe. 700 million birds cross from northern Europe to Africa through southern Spain. Support to these birds is essential. Help is available 70% of insects have been lost in the last 10 years. There are also thousands of rural homes and farms which can be used to recuperate and sustain wildlife. This talk is about the issues involved and how man can help with the support of ViBio.

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CHURCHILL, SPAIN AND GIBRALTAR

CHURCHILL, SPAIN AND GIBRALTAR
The Tuesday Talk

One of Hitler’s less well known mistakes was his failure to get Franco to join the Axis thereby losing the opportunity of invading Gibraltar and dominating the Mediterranean. It was a priority for Churchill to keep Spain neutral for which a suitable price had to be paid including bribery. Presentation by Richard Cohen, the well-respected Churchill researcher.

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FEEL BETTER WITH BOWEN

FEEL BETTER WITH BOWEN
Mind, Body and Spirit

The Bowen Technique is a gentle, fast and effective therapy that works mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically to empower the body to heal itself.  Gentle and precise moves over the fascia of the muscles and the tendons of the body can help back, neck, frozen shoulder problems and much more. 

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THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD IN CENTRAL AND NORTHERN EUROPE

THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD IN CENTRAL AND NORTHERN EUROPE
History of Architecture

In Central Europe Renaissance elements were introduced by native architects around 1510 into largely Gothic buildings, while contact with Italian trading centres, particularly Venice, inspired several examples. The Austrian Habsburgs continued the tradition of importing Italian architects as well as craftsmen and as their power increased they produced magnificent examples of the style.

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SAILING THE NORTH ATLANTIC

SAILING THE NORTH ATLANTIC
Lecture in Alhaurin el Grande

For centuries sailors have pondered as to why the Bay of Biscay can be so rough or simply sailing the Atlantic on a calm day can be so uncomfortable. These questions and others together with an explanation of the many phenomena of the ocean, will be covered in this fascinating lecture.

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THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH

THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH
British History

BRITISH INSTITUTIONS: This unique institution, how it evolved and how it kept its influence even though its religious influence has waned.

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THE ITALIAN BAROQUE PERIOD

THE ITALIAN BAROQUE PERIOD
History of Architecture
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THE FRENCH CLASSICAL PERIOD

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

THE STUART, COMMONWEALTH AND RESTORATION PERIODS OF BRITISH ARCHITECTURE
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THE BAROQUE, PALLADIAN AND GEORGIAN PERIODS OF BRITISH ARCHITECTURE

THE BAROQUE, PALLADIAN AND GEORGIAN PERIODS OF BRITISH ARCHITECTURE
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