The Spanish Civil War captivated world attention with Republicans, loyal to the left-leaning Spanish Republic, battling against the Right Wing Nationalists led by General Franco. For many it was a battle between Communists and Fascists, with people, indeed, countries, aligning themselves to one or the other in what was basically a prelude to WW2. This session will focus on the fascinating use of propaganda by both the Republican left and Franco’s rebels, and its use in galvanising support for their respective causes; within Spain and at international level. Literary and artistic responses to the conflict will also be discussed
Learn more about this critical moment in the 20th Century; a time that had immediate and far-reaching consequences for mankind.
Richard Stone has long been intrigued by history and fascinated by human creativity. An extended period of tertiary study produced a Degree in Art History and Music along with Diplomas in Art and Design and in Education, followed by a satisfying 30-year career as a teacher and lecturer in independent schools.
Throughout his teaching career, Richard also practised as a painter and photographer and satisfied an urge to travel by developing a program of European study tours. Since the mid-90s, Richard has accompanied more than 20 groups of secondary students and adults to various destinations in search of cultural enlightenment. Richard has been teaching at the CAE since 2016, sharing his enthusiasm for history, literature and the arts through a range of talks.