Photo gallery

The 2022 Joanot Martorell Lecture by Professor Enric Bou

8th December 2022

Professor Enric Bou (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) gave this year’s Joanot Martorell Lecture, organised together with Instituto Cervantes London, on “Barcelona, Europe in Latitude in Longitude”. Speeches from Víctor Ugarte, Director of the Instituto Cervantes in London, and Professor John London, Director of the Centre for Catalan Studies, preceded the lecture.

David Abulafia at Queen Mary for the 2022 Catalan Annual Lecture

24th November 2022

Professor David Abulafia (University of Cambridge) gave this year’s Catalan Annual Lecture on “Where Catalans Fear to Tread: The Catalans in the Medieval Atlantic”. The lecture was preceded by speeches from Francesc Claret, Representative of the Government of Catalonia to the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Professor John London, Director of the Centre for Catalan Studies.

“El tocadiscos de Joan Fuster” at QMUL

30th October 2022

We enjoyed this stage play at the Harold Pinter Studios, where a cultural journalist –Lara Salvador– interviewed Joan Fuster –Alfred Picó– on the Nova Cançó singer-songwriters, such as Raimon, Ovidi Montllor, Lluís Llach or Maria del Mar Bonet, among others, whose songs were played by Pau Alabajos.

Marta Pessarrodona: “On poetry and on my own poetry” at QMUL

19th October 2022

Charlotte Byrne and John London accompany the well known Catalan poet Marta Pessarrodona in her talk and recital.

Eva Baltasar visits us at QMUL

6th April 2022

Workshop with the “Castellers of London”

5th April 2022

Book launch: The Tumbler, by Joan Brossa – published by Tenement Press

24th November 2021

Annual Catalan Lecture 2021 with Antoni Muntadas

16th November 2021 (online)

Annual Catalan Lecture 2020

Concert and interview with Lluís Coloma

18th November 2020 (online)



Gloses workshop with Valerià López Balaguer

4th December

Joanot Martorell Lecture with Jordi Amat

4th December


Annual Catalan Lecture with John Elliott

26th November

Translating Catalan into English for a living

27th June

Andreu Valor in concert

27th May

Coming of age: The Catalan New Wave of filmmakers

Screening of Júlia Ist and La Inútil

Journeys of the Self: The Catalan New Wave of filmmakers

Screening of Con el viento and Los desheredados

In conversation with Meritxell Colell and Laura Ferrés

Queen Mary Annual Catalan Seminar


Re-mapping Catalonia: A digital historic route through Manuel de Pedrolo’s Mecanoscrit