Community Outreach and Porto Editoria

Yesterday I mentioned that Porto Editoria have kindly agreed to sponsor the History Competition we are running in conjunction with the school in Mértola (the town where #AIR2015 will be held). They are providing educational prizes for students at the school, and we are extremely grateful for their interest in our project and for their generosity.

All the students at the school have spent the last term learning about the history of relations between England and Portugal (from the Treaty of Windsor onwards), and were asked to write, draw or create something which depicted a topic of interest to them. I’ve been going through the entries over the last few days and it’s so good to see how they’ve really put thought into their ideas and had fun in the process. I have copies of the essays and will visit the school in January to look at the art work. You can see some of the more arty piece here: Fotos de trabalhos 9ßano – you can tell they had fun!

If you are attending #AIR2015 and you’d like to be a judge for the competition, do let us know via the conference email (anglo.iberian2015[at]gmail.com). On the first day of the conference there will be a prize-giving ceremony at the lovely theatre in Mértola (where all our plenary lectures will be held). It will be great to meet the students and teachers who have all worked so hard.

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imagesMértola’s theatre will be an excellent plenary venue!

To learn more about the town of Mértola see:



More information about Porto Editoria‘s education publishing can be found here:

In my next post I’ll tell you about Bombeira do Guadiana, the vineyard in Mértola. They will be providing the wine for the Conference Dinner at Mértola’s majestic castle. Their wine is wonderful! (Yes, I’ve been there and tasted it, just for you…)

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