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  1. Bookings & Events

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    May 24, 2018 by Lydia Syson

    Please contact lydiasyson@gmail.com to request more information or to make a booking for any kind of event. You’ll find more about school visits here and can also download full details:  Lydia Syson’s school visits

    Upcoming events will be found on the sidebar.


  2. Talking about the Spanish Civil War

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    September 15, 2012 by Lydia Syson

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    Paul Preston must know more about the history of twentieth-century Spain than anyone else alive.  A captivating speaker, who charms with his truculence, he’s a hero to thousands, including me.

    The first time I heard him in public I squeezed into the last seat of a dark and crowded basement at the Instituto Cervantes just as he began to introduce his fellow speaker, Julián Casanova.  The event was called  ‘Remembering the Spanish Civil War’. I gulped, keep reading



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