News and events
Find out what's on in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies and read about the experiences of our students, staff and alumni.
News and features
How Latin American feminist theory can help battle toxic masculinity
Elisabeth Goemans, a PhD candidate in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, tells us about writing an opinion piece for the newspaper De Standaard, and what happened next.
Meet our graduates: Harry Richards
We talk to Harry about how his year abroad in Mexico and Colombia inspired him to write a feature film.
Shaping the Sustainable European University
Students of Spanish, Rachel Weller and Gabriel Vargas, talk to us about their involvement in the second Una Europa Student Congress.
What’s it like to be a virtual language ambassador?
Recent French and Spanish MA (Hons) graduate, Anna, talks us through her final year experience.
Meet our graduates: Damian Platt MBE
We talk to the author of “Nothing by Accident: Brazil on the Edge” about how studying Spanish at Edinburgh led to a career in human rights and building a world-class skatepark.
In memoriam: Derek Wagg
Derek Wagg (b.1926) came to the University of Edinburgh in 1956 to teach Spanish and Portuguese.
Originally from Birmingham, he remained in Edinburgh for the rest of his life after a long career in Hispanic Studies (now Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies).
Derek was first and foremost a teacher; engaging and thoughtful in his approach to life-long learning.
He died in April 2022, six months before his wife, Sheila (Hispanic Studies and German Studies), whom he married in 1971.