I was recently interviewed by Nicolas Jackson, writer and presenter of the programme North by Southwest, which is broadcast weekly on Spain’s national radio station, Radio Nacional de España. This edition of the programme features the British Council School on its 70th anniversary.

Here is the link to listen to and/or download the programme:


In the interview I explain how  my students have had the opportunity to take part in institutional events and experience government in practice at different levels, with the Madrid city authorities, to the regional and national government, and the offices in Madrid of the European Parliament and European Commission. Beyond Spain, our students have performed at the IMF/World Bank Community of Artists theatre in Washington, and at centres of the Instituto Cervantes in New York, Berlin and Beijing. I also talked to Nicolas about the value for my students of our long-standing contact with Morpeth School in London. Morpeth School is in Bethnal Green, a multicultural,  inner city community and the quality of teaching at the school represents some of the best of current achievements in education in England.

Morpeth School music groups, led by Peter Romhany, have visited us on several occasions, and theywere actually playing  in the 70th anniversary event while we were recording the interview. As my students meet and get to know this multi cultural  group from London they are experiencing the reality of British society today.

I’d like to thank Nicolas Jackson for inviting me to  be included in the programme, and I hope you enjo listening. You can find more about the North by Southwest programme at this link: