The University’s third series of Gibraltar History Lectures drew to a close last December.

The University’s Gibraltar History Lectures aim to educate and enhance the community’s knowledge of Gibraltar-related subjects as well as stimulate discussions amongst attendees. Delivered by expert guest speakers, these weekly talks are free and open to the public.

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.

The Gibraltar History Lecture Series returns next spring for a fourth installment. 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


“Excellent series of lectures covering interesting topics.  Well done.”
Ian Balestrino

“The lectures have provided a unique and most enjoyable insight into Gibraltarian history and the developments of its people.  Thank you.”
Colin Pratt

“I have enjoyed all three series of lectures.  A fascinating look at our history.  Brilliant series.  Looking forward to Series 4.”
Patricia Fuller

“Only able to come to one but feel that it is excellent to hold talks regularly.  Feedback has been very positive.  Look forward to more!”
Joe Cortes

“Thoroughly enjoyed the lecture series, must keep them going.  Education never ends and is our most important asset as a community.”
Liesl Torres

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 Joseph Bossano MP
Dec – 8 Wildlife Conservation and Bio-diversity in Gibraltar over the last 20 years – The Hon Prof John Cortes