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Shackleton’s Centennial Celebrated in Chile

Published May 28th, 2016 in news

100th anniversary of the rescue by pilot Luis Pardo of Shackleton’s crew from Elephant Island marked at the British residence. A networking reception was held in the British residence on Wednesday 25 May to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the rescue by the Chilean pilot Luis Pardo, of the Armada de Chile, of Shackleton’s...

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Dayna´s Year in Chile, Volunteering with Project Trust

Published May 26th, 2016 in news

For many years the Anglo Chilean Society has been making an annual grant to Project Trust to enable two students to spend a year in Chile teaching English. This report is from one of the students we helped in 2015. Here is Dayna's experience in Chile: CHILE REPORT 2016 I would just like to start by saying thank you very much for...

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E-ELT: Contract to Construct Giant Telescope in Chile

Published May 26th, 2016 in news

By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent A contract has been signed that will lead to the construction of one of this century's key astronomical facilities. The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will be the biggest optical and infrared observatory ever built, with a primary mirror nearly 40m across. The Italian-led ACe...

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Chilean Record: The Largest Earthquake in the World, 22nd May 1960

Published May 24th, 2016 in news

1960 May 22 19:11:14 UTC Magnitude 9.5 Approximately 1,655 killed, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless, and $550 million damage in southern Chile; tsunami caused 61 deaths, $75 million damage in Hawaii; 138 deaths and $50 million damage in Japan; 32 dead and missing in the Philippines; and $500,000 damage to the west coast of the United...

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British Influence in Chile: William Cunningham Blest

Published May 23rd, 2016 in news

William Cunningham Blest (born 1800 - died 1884) was an Anglo-Irish doctor, the president of the first Medical Society of Chile, creator of the first School of Medicine in Chile, a politician and father of the novelist Alberto Blest Gana. Through his illegitimate son, Ricardo Blest Ugarte, he was grandfather of Clotario...

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British Airways Launches Longest Long-Haul Flight to Santiago, Chile

Published May 18th, 2016 in news

British Airways is launching the only direct flight between London and Santiago, Chile from January 3rd, 2017. Santiago will become the airline’s lengthiest long-haul route, taking 14 hours 40 minutes, nearly an hour more than the current longest flight of 13 hours 50 minutes service to Buenos Aires. The four-a-week flight will be...

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We are Building a Map with Araucaria’s Locations in London. Send us your Photo.

The Anglo Chilean Society would like to build a map with the location of all the Araucarias in London. We invite you to send us your photo indicating the specific location to with the subject "London's Araucarias" In the meantime we invite you to read a short history of how our tree came to the UK. Riddle of how...

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Upcoming events


Sunday, 24th July 2016 at 1:00 PM
College Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 4JQ

This year we will have our seventeenth “Asado” on 24th July at Epsom College. As usual, there will be a barbecue with steaks, chorizos and empanadas, served with a variety of salads.  Pisco...

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Dieciocho Celebration

(Date to be confirmed)

Every year in September The Anglo-Chilean Society invites our members to celebrate Chilean Independence Day. Further information will follow...

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Society’s Annual Lecture – Shackleton’s Rescue by Piloto Pardo

(Date to be confirmed)

This year the Society's Annual Lecture will be in October. Further information will follow...

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Chilean Voices in Great Britain

From Friday, 10th June 2016 to Saturday, 11th June 2016 at
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL

The festival will present a programme of music, poetry and film highlighting the history of the Chilean immigrant population in the UK and the way in which their culture has developed in exile and...

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Chicago Boys

Sunday, 19th June 2016 at 3:55 PM
Also on 22nd June, 18:15

Sergio de Castro, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, Ernesto Fontaine,Rolf Lüders, Carlos Massad, Arnold Harberger / Documentary / Spanish, English How has Chile become the bastion of neoliberalism in the...

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Latin America Comida Festival !

From Saturday, 16th April 2016 to Sunday, 19th June 2016 at 11:00 AM
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If anything gets your pulses racing, it’s a big Latin America celebration! So come and join us at Comida Fest Latin America Street Food – a FREE EVENT bringing tasty experiences to one of...

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“Carla Guelfenbein Living, Imagining, Writing”

Thursday, 2nd June 2016 at 6:30 PM
Instituto Cervantes 102 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AN

The Embassy of Chile in the UK invites you to the talk. The acclaimed writer Carla Guelfenbein, “one of the most important authors of the first years of the XXI century in Chile” (El...

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Mercado Chileno is Back at Old Spitalfields

Tuesday, 13th September 2016 at 6:00 PM
Old Spitalfields Market

The Wines of Chile Annual Trade Tasting & our Consumer Event of the Year! MERCADO CHILENO - Old Spitalfields Market Wines of Chile is proud to confirm it will once again bring Chile to...

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