Life and Culture (51)
"Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today. I want to be a part of it, New York, New York..." Hello people, Dolors Bosch and her family have spent some days in New York these holidays, and of course we want to know her impression about the trip, the people and the New Yorkers' way of living. I wait for you next Thursday the 31th March at the school library at 21:30h as usual.
It will be a pleasure having Carla Casals as a guest in our next meeting. Carla is going to talk about Monilinia spp, a pathogen that infects fruit, especially stone fruits. When de climatic conditions are advantageous for its development, it produces brown rots, causing dramatic losses for fruit production. Nowadays, the main way to control this disease is using chemical products, fungicides. But, are there alternative strategies to chemicals? Is there a more sustainable and environment friendly way to control this affliction?
I wait for you next Thursday the 17th at 21:30h at the school library.
This week we count on the presence of Núria Borrell Piqué. She has been living in Dublin and the UK. She studied tourism and worked there while ago in a hotel, but nowadays she is working in a bank. She's going to share her experience living in Ireland with us next Thursday at 21:30h at the school library, as usual.
It's not a secret that maintaining an active lifestyle is one of the keys to good health. Dancing is one form of exersice that is practiced arround the world and loved by milions. Whatever the type of dance you practice it offers many benefits that are hard to ignore. Next Thursday we are going to discover a number of dancing benefits and maybe some disatvantages. We meet on Thurday the 3rd at 21:30h.
Hello friends, this week we have a special guest Abel Salas, ophthalmologist. He's going to speak about his medical especiality, and about colaboration trips he has done to Ethiopia to operate blind people there. We think it is quite interesting for people no medical trainned learn from a person like him who help others in far away countries where the lack of resources make people very vulnerable. I think it'll beinteresting to see different ways of helping people and how important are this accions for them and for us.
I wait for you this week on Wednesday the 24th at 21:30h at the school library.
Last week we talked about our responsibility to be sucsesful managing our acts. Today I suggest to discuss about the body language. The body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. How standing in a particular posture can affect the impression that others have from us and how it's explained scientifically. Have a look at this TED Talk before coming to the next meeting. And remember: from now on we meet on Thursday instead Wednesday. So, I wait for you next Thursday 18th at 21:30 at the school library.
Hello friends, next week we have a especial guest. Arthur Kendall, professional speaker, is going to join us to start an interesting debate. It will be a thought-provoking talk in which he will challenge people to stop blaming and complaining and realise we are the result of what we have thought - and so if we want a different result we (and only we) have the power to change and achieve what we want. What do you think? it is interesting, isn't it? I wait for you next Wednesday at the school library at 21:30. See you.
Planning a trip can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? What’s step one? It’s easy to get overwhelmed in the beginning, especially when you haven’t done something like this before. We are very interested in how you plan a trip, how you chose a destination, is the money important?, are you afraid of flying, do you get an insurance? what type of accommodation do you usually book?, do you plan the activities in advance etc, etc. See you on Wednesday 03 February at the school library.
Next Wednesday we are going to talk about a hot topic: the terrorist attacks in Paris. A few weeks ago Paris suffered a mass murder committed by Muslim extremists. After the wide range of information given by the media all over the world, everyone has formed his/her point of view about the strategy followed by governments and institutions in reaction to the attacks. However, what’s the point of view of people who live in the place? Nacho Sánchez Miret, a Catalan from Saragossa lived near Paris for some years. He’s going to share with us his insights into the subject as a member of the French community.
Last week we discussed about efficient architecture but, most of us weren’t able to decide what kind of materials were used to build our houses or we didn’t pay attention to the way that our houses were designed to save energy. However, we can do a lot of things to be energy efficient in our daily live. What do we do in order to save energy and money when cooling, heating, lighting, watering, driving, cooking, cleaning, etc? Let’s see what ideas we are able to share to the others next week on Wednesday at the school library at 21:30h as usual.