Friday 23 October 2015

12:30 Registration

13:00-14:00 Buffet Lunch

14:00-14:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks
“Setting the Scene: The History and Historiography of British-Mexican Relations since independence”
Professor Will Fowler, University of St Andrews, UK

14:30-16:30 Session 1: Independence & Early British-Mexican Relations
Chair: Dr Catherine Andrews, CIDE, MX

“México, España y Gran Bretaña: diplomacia y relaciones triangulares tras
la independencia mexicana”
Dr Marco Antonio Landavazo, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, MX

“Lucas Alamán and Huth & Co.: an oblique relationship of Independent Mexico”
Dr Miguel Soto, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

“Mexico’s Treatment of Robert Owen’s Memorial to the Republic of Mexico,1828”
Dr Kerry Roberts, University of Strathclyde, UK, and Dr Lidia Acosta Mederos, University of Strathclyde, UK

“The British and Mining in Mexico”
Dr Anne Staples, El Colegio de México, Mexico

17:15-19:00 Session 2: Open to the General Public –
St Salvator’s College, School III

Roundtable Discussion/Question & Answer Session on British-Mexican Relations Today

Chair: Professor Will Fowler, University of St Andrews, UK


His Excellency Diego Gómez Pickering, Ambassador of Mexico in the UK, MX

John Bramwell, Director for Education and Society – Americas, British Council, Mexico, UK

Gonzalo EscribanoTamayo, Senior Political Analyst, British Embassy in Mexico, MX

Alan Gogbashian, Head of Caribbean, Central America and Mexico Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Magda González, Finance Director, Monex Europe, MX

Yves Hayaux du Tilly, Chairman, Mexican Chamber of Commerce –UK, MX

20:00 Conference Dinner for invited guests
In attendance will be the Vice-Principal for Research of the University of St Andrews, Professor Derek Woollins