weekly notice

Tuesday July 25 1:30pm

MID-SUMMER LUNCHEON AT LA PORRITA, ALHAURIN EL GRANDE

A great opportunity for a drive in the country to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Enjoy a varied three course menu with drinks.


Friday October 6 1:30pm

THE MONTHLY LUNCHEON AT THE HAPIMAG RESORT HOTEL

A luncheon at the Hapimag Resort follows the first Friday coffee morning of each month. At each lunch members can meet each other and bring their guests to this relaxed environment. The Menu(SEE MAIN ENTRY) is set but alternatives can arranged on the day….The cost is €15 per person to include a small gratuity. Drinks are charged separately


Tuesday October 10 3:00pm

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

Presenter: Colin Gearon

To be arranged.


Thursday October 19 4:00pm

THE FUTURE OF WORK: CHALLENGE AND POLICY RESPONSE

Presenter: Eddy Lee

The Speaker is a former Chief Economist to the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva and his topic is of general interest covering the effect that advancement of new technology, computerised and robotic, is having in our work place today and into the future.


Tuesday October 24 3:00pm

THE ROMANESQUE PERIOD

Presenter: Marta Gonzalez

After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD there was no longer an obstacle to the great movement of people called the Goths around Europe. The Monastic orders and the Church flourished eventually producing the main examples of the Romanesque style some five hundred years later.


Friday October 27 11:00am

PAST LIFE REGRESSION

Presenter: Alan Parry

Past life regression has the potential to resolve many life issues. Hypnosis is used to go back in time to one’s earliest memories and also previous lives. Experiences that have formed the roots of current fears and phobias can be examined and often those fears will disappear. Physical problems can also be healed.


Friday November 3 1:30pm

THE MONTHLY LUNCHEON AT THE HAPIMAG RESORT HOTEL

A luncheon at the Hapimag Resort follows the first Friday coffee morning of each month. At each lunch members can meet each other and bring their guests to this relaxed environment. The Menu (see main entry) is set but alternatives can arranged on the day….The cost is €15 per person to include a small gratuity. Drinks are charged separately


Monday November 13

THE ALTERNATIVE ESTEPONA TO KEMPINSKI HOTEL WALK

Category: Sandpiper Walk

Grading: Easy. Distance: 8 km

Guide: David Livingstone

The walk is the alternative Estepona walk to Laguna Village and then return along the sea front and up into town to the Orchidarium before returning to the cars.


Tuesday November 14 3:00pm

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

Presenter: Colin Gearon

To be arranged.


Thursday November 16 4:00pm

MIDDLE EAST PART 3 - FROM ARAB SPRING UNTIL TODAY

Presenter: Ragnar Frost

Many members have already enjoyed Parts 1 and 2 of Ragnar’s lectures and this final one promises to be no exception. Ragnar’s work experience and overall interest in the region provides him with a wealth of knowledge of the area. On this occasion he will be focussing on the events following the Arab Spring.


Friday November 24 11:00am

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT

Presenter: A Presenter

TO BE ARRANGED.


Tuesday November 28 3:00pm

THE FRENCH GOTHIC PERIOD

Presenter: Marta Gonzalez

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.


Friday December 1 1:30pm

THE MONTHLY LUNCHEON AT THE HAPIMAG RESORT HOTEL

A luncheon at the Hapimag Resort follows the first Friday coffee morning of each month. At each lunch members can meet each other and bring their guests to this relaxed environment. The Menu (see main entry) is set but alternatives can arranged on the day….The cost is €15 per person to include a small gratuity. Drinks are charged separately


Tuesday December 12 3:00pm

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

Presenter: Colin Gearon

To be arranged.


Monday January 1 3:00pm

SLAVERY AND THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE

Presenter: Dr Brian O'Farrell

An analysis of the many aspects of this appalling trade, and the effect it had on British domestic and foreign policies.


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

GREAT WOMEN WHO HAVE SHAPED OUR WORLD THROUGH HISTORY

Presenter: Dee Beckett


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

THE BOER WAR

Presenter: Chris Beckett


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

VICTORIAN LONDON AND THE DAYS OF THE EMPIRE PART 1

Presenter: Dee Beckett


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

THE BARBARY CORSAIRS

Presenter: J G Harlond

THE BARBARY CORSAIRS - Pirates who roamed the Mediterranean and along the British coast.


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

WORLD WAR TWO AND THE END OF THE PAX BRITANNICA

Presenter: Dr Brian O'Farrell

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


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES

Presenter: Dr Brian O'Farrell

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


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

BRITAIN AND OUR TROUBLED RELATIONSHIP WITH EUROPE

Presenter: Dr Brian O'Farrell

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.


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

WORLD WAR ONE- THE CONFLICT FROM WHICH BRITAIN NEVER RECOVERED

Presenter: Dr Brian O'Farrell

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.


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

THE STRUGGLE FOR FEMALE EMANCIPATION

Presenter: Dr Brian O'Farrell

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.


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

THE GROWTH OF THE EMPIRE, FORMAL AND INFORMAL, 1783-1914

Presenter: Dr Brian O'Farrell

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.


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

FROM OLIGARCHY TO DEMOCRACY, THE ROAD TO REFORM, 1815-1928

Presenter: Dr Brian O'Farrell

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.


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

Presenter: Dr Brian O'Farrell

A balanced view of the American Revolution (by the presenter who has lectured on the subject in the U.K. and the U.S) but largely from a European perspective rather than an American patriotic one.


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Presenter: Dr Brian O'Farrell

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.


Tuesday January 2 3:00pm

JOHN WESLEY AND THE CIVILISING OF THE ENGLISH

Presenter: Dr Brian O'Farrell

How Wesley and the Methodists changed the ‘wild men’ of Europe into industrious, God-fearing folk and how important this was to the Industrial Revolution. Without them it might not have succeeded.


Tuesday January 9 3:00pm

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

Presenter: Colin Gearon

To be arranged.


Tuesday January 23 3:00pm

THE GOTHIC PERIOD IN ENGLAND AND WESTERN EUROPE

Presenter: Marta Gonzalez

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.


Tuesday February 13 3:00pm

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

Presenter: Colin Gearon

To be arranged.


Tuesday February 27 3:00pm

THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD IN ITALY PART 1

Presenter: Marta Gonzalez


Tuesday February 27 3:00pm

THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD IN ITALY PART 1

Presenter: Marta Gonzalez


Tuesday March 13 3:00pm

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

Presenter: Colln Gearon

To be arranged.


Tuesday March 20 3:00pm

THE COURT OF FELIPE IV AND THE CONDE-DUQUE DE OLIVARES

Presenter: J G Harlond

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’.


Sunday April 1 3:00pm

THE ISLAMIC PERIOD IN SPAIN AND ITS ROOTS

Presenter: Marta Gonzalez

This will consist of a presentation of 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.


Tuesday April 10 3:00pm

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

Presenter: Colin Gearon

To be arranged.


Tuesday May 8 3:00pm

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

Presenter: Colin Gearon

To be arranged.


Tuesday May 22 3:00pm

THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD IN WESTERN EUROPE

Presenter: Marta Gonzalez


Tuesday October 2 3:00pm

VICTORIAN LONDON AND THE DAYS OF THE EMPIRE PART 2

Presenter: Dee Beckett


Tuesday October 23 3:00pm

BRITISH ARCHITECTURE FROM TUDOR TO GEORGIAN PART 1

Presenter: Marta Gonzalez


Tuesday November 27 3:00pm

BRITISH ARCHITECTURE FROM TUDOR TO GEORGIAN PART 2

Presenter: Marta Gonzalez


Tuesday January 1 6:00am

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Wednesday July 5 2:00pm

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Wednesday July 5 4:00pm

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