24 February 2012

from Lawrence, Sunday PhiloMadrid meeting: Modernity + LOTs of News incl Saturday

For Saturday: tertulia sobre Matemáticas + language exchange + Visits to the British Cemetery in
Madrid and a message from Ceit and Marie-Aimée

Dear Friends,
This Sunday we are discussing: Modernity.
Carmen has sent us some ideas about her subject plus we have lots of activities going on; please
check out the details below.
----------from Carmen----------
Hi there!
It would be wrong of me not to do a little introduction to the topic chosen at the gathering:
Modernity is opposed to the traditional, which is more than just saying it´s something new, against
the old. It is rather quite creative independence and contrary to the established and inherited.
For instance, in architecture it is called the "modern movement", developed in the years 1928-1959,
whose main characteristic was the functionality and use of orthogonal forms, as opposed to the
organic shapes and reference to previous ages.
At the moment it seems that it is considered a "modern life" as healthy living, without artifice,
"natural life", without manipulation (apparently!). Lived as our ancestors lived (¿?)
Take care and see you on Sunday,
Estimado tertuliano,
Te invitamos a asistir a la tertulia sobre Matemáticas y papiroflexia que tendrá lugar el próximo
Sábado 25 de Febrero de 2012 a las 12 del mediodía en La Gata, c/ Fuencarral nº 148, 28010 Madrid.
Puedes encontrar más información en: https://sites.google.com/site/tertuliadematematicas/25-2-2012
Saludos cordiales,
J. Miguel
Hi Lawrence,
Over the weekend I saw a poster advertising a production of Marlowe's Faust at Teatros Canal. I
don't know if it's something that interests many people, but it certainly interests me.
Unfortunately, I can only attend on Saturdays because of my TOEFL course. But, if others are
interested maybe we could meet for a drink or something before or after. I plan on going on March 3
and Blanca thought she might go too. There is a discount for large groups, but it needs to be 20 or
more people. Here's the link: http://www.teatroscanal.com/1000357000101/doctor-faustus__1.html
See you Sunday
------------Marie-Aimée -----------
Marie-Aimée (phone: 635125185), a native French speaker and experienced teacher, is looking for:
1. Persons (or companies) for her courses interested in learning French
2. A native English speaker for language exchange


regular messages from friends below
Meet 6:30pm
Centro Segoviano
Alburquerque, 14
28010 Madrid
Metro: Bilbao
In the meantime Ignacio has reminded me to let you know about the new arrangements for the Thursday
Thursday's Open Tertulia in English
Important Notice: From December 1st, the Tertulia will take place at O'Donnells (ex-Moore's) Irish
Pub, c/ Barceló 1 (metro Tribunal)
----------From Luisa---------
Please not you will have to let her know in advance if you wish to attend, thanks:
Data of language exchange,
Location: Café Comercial
Address: Glorieta de Bilbao, 7
Website location:
Dates: on Saturday
Time: from 12:30 to 14:45
Price: 2.50 € (exchange organizing, hiring the top of the cafeteria and coffee, tea, soda, wine or
beer are included).
Luisa - email to confirm please alvarez_luisa@hotmail.com
-------------- Visits to the British Cemetery in Madrid from David Butler---
Por el presente mensaje hago saber las fechas de las visitas comentadas, programadas para los
próximos meses: si hay alguien que quiera hacer una visita con su correspondiente grupo en cualquier
otra fecha, sírvasa avisarme para llegar a un acuerdo mutuo de fecha.
I am starting up the guided tours of the Cemetery again : if anyone wishes to make up a group
independent of the groups I set up, I will be most happy to take them round - all they need do is
state their preferred dates and we will work out a schedule.
Redacto el presente mensaje tanto en español como en inglés con el objeto de comunicaros que sigo
con el programa de visitas comentadas, sábados por la mañana, al Cementerio Británico.
Las visitas empiezan a las 11 horas en la entrada del Cementerio Británico, calle del Comandante
Fontanes 7, distrito de Carabanchel
*sábado, 11 de febrero, cuando daré las explicaciones en español
*sábado, 25 de febrero, cuando daré las explicaciones en inglés
*sábado, 10 de marzo, cuando daré las explicaciones en español.
Lo dejo a su elección cuál día acuda y no hay necesidad de avisar.
Tomen nota de nuestra página web < www.britishcemeterymadrid.com > que contiene información
de la historia del Cementerio y el mapa de su ubicación.
I am writing this in both Spanish and in English to tell you that I am continuing Saturday morning
guided visits to the British Cemetery.
We meet at 11 o'clock at the Cemetery entrance in Calle del Comandante Fontanes 7 in Carabanchel
* the visit on Saturday 11 February will be in Spanish
* the visit on Saturday 25 February will be in English
* the visit on Saturday 10 March will be in Spanish.
The choice of date is left to you and there is no need to inform me in advance of the visit whether
you are coming.
Do take note of our website < www.britishcemeterymadrid.com > where you will find details of the
Cemetery's history and a map with its location.
David Butler
Short url: http://tinyurl.com/visit-british-cemetery

from Lawrence, Sunday PhiloMadrid meeting: Modernity + LOTs of News incl Saturday

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