Spanish Society

The CIOL Spanish Society typically meets in Madrid and is "very keen to ensure that the group is a dynamic and attractive place for practising linguists".

To this end, a busy schedule of meetings has brought its members the following:

  • "The Life and Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Marjory Hutchinson de Medina (lecturer in Scottish Literature at St Louis University, Madrid)
  • A New Year's Lunch
  • A talk on the Arab Spring, by former British Ambassador in Kuwait and Oman, Stuart Laing, at the Cambridge University Association of Madrid
  • "Medicines – what’s the deal?" with independent health and environmental journalist Miguel Jara and Francisco Almodóvar, a lawyer specialised in healthcare
  • Translation workshop on Vargas Llosa's comedic novel "Pantaleon y las Visitadoras"
  • "One Man's History of 20th century England through Prose and Poetry" by actor, voice-over artist and former university lecturer Jim Trainor
  • "Coaching – how does it work?" by HR Consultant and Executive Trainer Eric Laurent Bertschy
  • Summer Lunch at the French Institute, Madrid

CIOL members can join the society free of charge by contacting

Friends of the Spanish Society (fellow linguists who are not CIOL members) may subscribe to the society through a local fee of €30.00 per year. Invitations are managed locally by group secretary, available through the email address above.

Role Bio

Chair None provided
Ms Jean BOYD

Secretary None provided

If you are interested in supporting the Spanish Society we'd be delighted to hear from you.

Simply email us with your name and contact details and a member of the committee will contact you for a no obligation discussion.

Forthcoming events are currently being planned and will be publicised here soon.

The Spanish Society runs a variety of professional development events, benefitting CIOL members and non-members alike. Click an event to see its original listing and, if applicable, event reports and downloadable materials: