8th November 1999




Author Mike Gonzalez will lead a debate on the nature of Castro’s Cuba on Wednesday (10th November) as part of a season of events celebrating Hispanic culture at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


The autumn programme ‘Venga!’ also includes the Winter Salsa on Saturday (13th November) - an evening of Hispanic food, music and dancing with bar extension open to the public.


Members of the public are also invited to attend ‘Cuba Libre?’ led by Mike Gonzalez which will discuss the future of the country and Castro’s role in it. The talk takes place at the Co-op Lecture Theatre, Lincoln campus, from 7.30pm.


Mr Gonzalez is an academic from Glasgow University as well as being co-author of BBC Suenos and the editor of the Collins Spanish/English Dictionary.


Seventy-six pupils taking Spanish GCSE and A-level at schools around the county will also be on campus on Wednesday for a day of activities to help prepare them for upcoming exams.  


They will take part in interviews with some of the university’s many Spanish and Latin American students and get the chance to use the latest language learning equipment and software in the Learning Resource and Media Production Centre.


The day on campus follows a similar successful event earlier in the year that also gives the young students an insight into university life and the extensive range of academic facilities offered at ULH.


Local schools involved include William Farr at Welton and North Kesteven.




Sam Hendley

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