EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Baker, Professor Alfred
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The extent and importance of the Spanish-speaking world. Some words on Spanish history, literature and language, the Spain of today and travel in it. First, a list of the reasons why the speaker believes the Spanish world will grow in interest to us, with accompanying discussion. Off with Germany and on with Spain. The number and importance of the Spanish-speaking world, with statistics and figures. Increasing interest in the Spanish language, as evidenced through the number of students taking Spanish in universities and high schools. A history of the Spanish Empire. Travelling in Spain. The people of Spain. Consequences of the oppression of the Spanish people by the Moors, a non-Christian people. The issue of bull fighting. The cost of travel. The condition and amenities of hotels in the cities. A more detailed description of two or three places of interest: Toledo, The Alhambra, The Escorial. The speaker's hope that our friendship with Spain may grow, and that Spain may see it is to her interest to become like the other Latin nations, France, Italy and Portugal, a member of the Entente Cordiale.