Events

There are many enjoyable and fascinating events in the UK relating to Mexican culture and language, including both the official Spanish language and the many indigenous languages of Mexico, Nahuatl being perhaps the best known.

Check out the details of both BMS-organised events and independently-organised events taking place around the UK. Feel free to email the BMS at info@britishmexicansociety.org.uk  if you would like to suggest an event for the list, or if you would like to write a blog post about an event you have attended.

We’d love you to share your experiences with us all!

Please note that the following listing is for information purposes only and the BMS does not specifically endorse events that it does not directly organise.

BMS-Organised Events

The Two Ambassadors Event

Wednesday 23 May – Mexican Ambassador’s residence

Full details including timing to be confirmed but please save the date in your diaries.

We are pleased once again to be holding this event, one of the most popular in our calendar.  You will hear wide-ranging commentaries from both the Mexican Ambassador to the UK and the British Ambassador to Mexico, then have a chance to ask questions of them both, followed by drinks and canapés.

Note: this event is strictly for BMS members only.

 

Maya Verse by Dr Charles Pigott, University of Cambridge

Thursday 7 June – Centre of Latin American Studies, University College, London

Full details to be confirmed, but please save the date in your diaries now.

We are organising this event jointly with Dr Elizabeth Baquedano, Institute of Archaeology, UCL.

 

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

Opening 16 June 2018 – Victoria & Albert Museum, London

BMS is planning a special talk to take place during this exhibition. More details to be released nearer the time.

Other Events

Lecture: ‘La enseñanza del español en los cinco continentes: retos y perspectivas’

Friday, 27 April. King’s College London, Bush House, Lecture Theatre 1, 30 Aldwych, WC2B 4BG

You are cordially invited to Dr Javier Muñoz-Basols’ lecture on the challenges and approaches to teaching Spanish around the world. It raises the concern of not having enough data to assess the conditions that Spanish teachers face. Dr Muñoz-Basols will use the data collected from 1675 respondents in 84 countries, to speak about the panorama of teaching Spanish in different contexts, the challenges they face and some possible solutions.

Dr Javier Muñoz-Basols is the coordinator of Spanish at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford. He has taught in universities in the United States, France and the United Kingdom and has been an examiner of Spanish for the British Ministry of Defence. Dr Muñoz-Basols has worked in the training of teachers at the Instituto Cervantes of New York, and the Spanish Embassies of the United States, Bulgaria, Japan and the United Kingdom. Dr Muñoz-Bassols specialises in the teaching of Spanish, Spanish linguistics, translation and cultural studies, and has many publications in these fields.

Please notice that the lecture will be in Spanish.

 

Mexican Mosaics

Saturday, 26 May – Sunday, 27 May. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE

Organised by Museums & Galleries Edinburgh

Make a sparkling and beautiful mosaic panel using bright, coloured tiles and fractured glass. Take some inspiration from the gorgeous natural surroundings of Lauriston Castle. With Margaret Findlay.

Two day workshop, please come to both days: 10.30am – 4pm Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May.

Tickets £54.49 on sale here

 

The Mexico Summit at UCL

Thursday, 7 June 2018 – 08:30 – 18:00

The Mexico Summit at UCL is a annual, multi-disciplinary event organised by the UCL Mexican Society, which started in 2016. The events bring together researchers, decision-makers and academic experts to discuss Mexico’s current challenges in a global context.

In past editions of the Mexico Summit at UCL, relevant topics such as the global drugs policy and the energy sector’s future have been debated by the gathered policymakers and academics in open debates.

This year, the society will explore the migration phenomenon from a multidisciplinary perspective: from migration modelling to policy and human rights.

The event is free, but registration is required. Please book a ticket even if you are interested in attending only certain parts of the event.

 

Movie: The Book of Life (cert: U)

Saturday, 23 June. 10.30am-12.05pm. St Vincent College, Mill Lane, Gosport, PO13 4QA

The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. With Pixar’s Coco winning the Oscar for best animated feature this year, join us to revisit this gem from 2014 which also centres on the Mexican Day of the Dead.