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The Spanish sub-faculty run two research seminars, one that focuses on Medieval and Golden Age topics and one that concentrates on Modern Peninsular and Spanish American topics. Each has a convenor and each normally runs two sessions per term so that there is a fortnightly event, usually on Tuesdays of even weeks. The Spanish Research Seminar prides itself on its friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

Speakers include members of the sub-faculty, graduate students (with usually one session per term dedicated to graduate work in progress), early career researchers based in Oxford, and established academics, as well as prominent cultural figures, from further afield. The seminar is well-attended by members of the sub-faculty, with academics and graduate students from other sub-faculties and faculties, as well as members of interested student societies and the general public, also often in attendance.

Additionally, the seminar organisers take advantage of very good links with a number of Embassies and the Instituto Cervantes in London in order to bring prominent writers and intellectuals to Oxford. Each year we co-organise a Foro Cervantes with a high-profile visiting speaker. Recent speakers at the seminar and the Foro have included the following intellectuals, writers and film directors: Rosa Montero, Santiago Roncagliolo, Darío Villanueva, Jorge Edwards, Eduardo Mendoza, Sergio Raimondi, Tatiana Mazú, Jordi Amat.'