The Basque Child Refugees from the Spanish Civil War – history and memory

28 June 2018 1330-1630: Building 6, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

The University of Southampton, which houses the Basque Child Refugee Archive in its Special Collections, plays host to an afternoon of talks, followed by an opportunity to see a new exhibition of work by the artist Claire Hignett. Booking is essential.

• Introduction and welcome: Dr J Beswick, University of Southampton
• The Spanish Civil War and the battle for the souls of the Basque children: Dr P Anderson, University of Leeds
• The Basque children in Suffolk – a local study: Dr E Packard, University of Suffolk
• The Spanish Civil War refugees and the French “concentration” camps of 1939: Dr G S Soo, University of Southampton
• The teachers from Spain who accompanied the Basque children into exile: Carmen Kilner, Basque Children Association 1937
• Questions, discussion and summary: Dr G S Soo

From Bilbao to Southampton to Salford: an exhibition of work by Claire Hignett

1630-1730: Level 4 Gallery, Hartley Library, Highfield Campus

An opportunity to view the exhibition, with tea.

Booking instructions

Tickets for the event can be booked through Eventbrite.

Modern Languages Year Abroad photo exhibition

ML Photo Competition display
There is still time to visit the Modern Languages Year Abroad photo exhibition currently on display in the North Corridor, Building 65, Avenue Campus! The exhibition features photographs from our Modern Languages competition winners and other competition entrants, in which they captured memorable moments from the Year Abroad.

The photos have been put on display as part of the Welcome to Our World (WOW) Festival, organised by the Intercultural Connections Southampton Project, which took place on Saturday 6th February and aimed to encourage intercultural awareness and strengthen international links throughout the city.

The exhibition aims to provide visitors with the chance to read about other peoples’ intercultural experiences while studying and living abroad, inspiring them to make their own cultural connections, either by studying abroad, travelling or simply making new friends from different cultural backgrounds.

The exhibition will be on display until the Easter break – don’t miss your opportunity!