The University of Gibraltar is delighted to announce the launch of its third series of the ever popular Gibraltar History Lectures.

The previous series explored topics ranging from Gibraltar’s political development to the Gorham’s Cave system, and was very well attended, invariably generating stimulating discussions after each presentation.

This third series is certain to be equally stimulating, aiming to educate and enhance knowledge on a wide range of Gibraltar-related subjects. We are grateful to the Silver Education Key Advisory Group for their advice regarding the composition of this lecture series and to the speakers who will be sharing their expertise.

The first lecture in the series will commence on Friday 15th September at 10 am, when the University will welcome Mr Anthony Pitaluga, Gibraltar National Archives Archivist, who will give a presentation on the 50th Anniversary of the Referendum.

All lectures take place on Friday mornings between 10-11am at the Conference Hall, Europa Point Campus. A complete list of the entire lecture series, with themes and dates, can be found on the poster below.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting series.

Please register your interest by either calling us on + 350 200 71000 or sending an email to

The University of Gibraltar in conjunction with its Silver Education Key Advisory Group are proud to present the third series of its popular history lectures. As an initiative of the Silver Education Key Advisory Group the series is primarily aimed at the over 55’s community, however, all are welcome.

Date Lecture
Sep – 15 The 50th Anniversary of the Referendum –  Anthony Pitaluga
Sep – 22 The Franciscan Monastery of Gibraltar – Manolo Galliano
Sep – 29 The Roots of the Llanito Dialect and Development Over Time – Dale Buttigieg
Oct – 6 The Ambivalence of the Spanish attitude towards Gibraltar in the years immediately following the Great Siege of 1779-1783 – Richard Garcia
Oct – 13 The Impact of Gibraltar’s Evolving Environmental Strategy – Dr Liesl Torres
Oct – 20 Gibraltar’s Underwater Heritage –  Dr Darren Fa
Oct – 27 Victorian Foundation of Gibraltar’s Essential Infrastructure –  Manuel Perez
Nov – 10 Building Development in Gibraltar, A Historic Perspective Post WW2 – Dr Keith Farrell
Nov – 17 Health, Plagues and Epidemics in Gibraltar from the Spanish period to present day – Dr Sam Benady
Nov – 24 The Economic Growth of the last 30 years –  The Hon Mr Joesph Bossano MP
Dec – 1 Wildlife Conservation and Bio-diversity in Gibraltar over the last 20 years – The Hon Prof John Cortes