Professor Shelley Godsland recently attended a working lunch with Mr Fernando Fernández Aguayo, Cultural Counsellor to the Spanish Embassy in The Hague, and Mrs Clara-Isabel Lorda Vidal, Director of the Instituto Cervantes in Utrecht, in order to plan forthcoming cultural events in which the Embassy, the Instituto Cervantes and Spaanse taal en cultuur at the Universiteit van Amsterdam will collaborate. These include the Conferencia Spinoza for 2017 which will take place in November this year. The Conferencia Spinoza is a talk given by a leading writer or thinker from the Spanish-speaking world and is the foremost Hispanic cultural event in the Netherlands each year. Further details will be posted on this page in due course. The Conferencia Spinoza is open to all and is free of charge. Watch this space!