Gibraltar History Lecture Series 7
10:00 hrs – 11:00 hrs on Friday’s in July 2021
10am – 11am
|Gibraltar Calling 145 Years of telephone services||This talk describes how the telephone came to Gibraltar 135 years ago, its development and the various leaders, people and organisations that have provided Gibraltar with the latest state of the art telecommunications it enjoys today. It will also consider the impact to the business community and residential population.||Malcolm Beanland|
10am – 11am
|A Visual Story from the Top Down
Layering Maps of Gibraltar
|We take, a good look at Gibraltar a few centuries ago through the eyes of the cartographers of the time and comparing these maps to the one we have today. This talk describes the importance of mapping and keeping a modern map up to date, an interesting trip down (living) memory lane.||Keith Madeira|
10am – 11am
|A Campus with History
The University of Gibraltar at Europa Point
|The University is new, yet both history and a sense of place are preserved within the very fabric of its campus. This lecture explores the past and present of the University site at Europa Point, including the impressive yet sensitive restoration work carried out which received a Gibraltar Heritage Award in 2015.||Caroline Moss-Gibbons|
10am – 11am
|Why Heritage Matters||A fascinating exploration using UNESCO World Heritage sites (such as Gorham’s Cave) as to the importance of cultural heritage for the evolution of our species and why it is still relevant today. The talk will be accompanied by illustrations created by the speaker.||Beatrice Garcia|
10am – 11am
|Where do we come from?||How often have you heard someone proudly say ‘We come from Genoa!’, or Malta or other country? What do we really mean when we say this? Can we really come from just one place or are we rather mixtures from all over? Join me for a look at how our ancestors make up who we are, why we don’t really have family ‘trees’ and how we are all descended from some well-known people in history.||Dr Darren Fa|
Please note: Due to increasing cases of Covid-19 in Gibraltar, visitors to our Europa Point Campus are now required to wear a mask in communal areas. This precautionary measure also means that you will need to wear a mask during Friday’s Gibraltar History Lecture.
What our guests are saying
Came away enriched
"These public lectures are an invaluable resource for residents and visitors to Gibraltar alike. Anyone with an interest in Gibraltar's history - long past or more present - will come away enriched."
Informative and Clarity
"The final lecture of Joseph Garcia was very informative and delivered with clarity and professionalism. A willingness to deliver direct questions with straight answers is good to see from a politician."
Enjoyed the Experience and Knowledge
"The lectures have all provided an insight into many aspects of Gibraltar’s history, which we otherwise would not know about. I have enjoyed the experience and knowledge."
Source of information
"Always a superb source of information"
"Well organised, Well Attended, Very professional, 1st Class"
Highlight of my Week
"Highlight of the week is Friday morning lectures at the University. Staff are so friendly & welcoming. High calibre of speakers."
"Excellent Lectures. Well put together. Very Informative."
"A very clear and interesting Lecture about Gibraltar postcards. Its the first lecture i have attended but i will certainly attend more in the future."
Meet the people who know Gibraltar
"Where else would you get the chance to meet, talk with and learn from the people who know and love Gibraltar with so much passion"
Past History Lecture Series
History Lecture Series 6
History Lecture Series 5
History Lecture Series 4
Series 4 promised to be as interesting and diverse as always, with topics covered including the changing face of Gibraltar, the 1969 border closure and our relationship with the European Union.
History Lecture Series 3
Series 3 of lectures has been popular within the local community and has included talks on Gibraltar’s underwater heritage, the roots of the llanito dialect and the 50th anniversary of the referendum. We would like to thank all of our guest speakers for their time and insightful lectures and to all those who attended.
History Lecture Series 2
Due to the overwhelming success of the Gibraltar History Lecture Series which was held during the summer months, the University of Gibraltar was delighted to host a second series. The first lecture commenced on Friday 20th January at 10 am, where the University warmly welcomed our inaugural speaker Mr Victor Hermida who gave his first talk on the Northern Defences.
History Lecture Series 1
Our first programme on the Gibraltar History Lecture Series was launched in July all throughout the summer months as a weekly event. Delivered every Friday from 10 am to 11 am at our Conference Hall in Campus, the audience enjoyed talks by Tito Vallejo, Dr Darren Fa, Richard Garcia, Dr Kevin Lane, taking us back to Neanderthal man, medieval times, 1700s, and the world war.