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Simon Harris
Worked at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Attended Helsby High School
Lives in Barcelona
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  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    English Teacher, 2005 - 2011
  • British Council, Barcelona
    English Teacher, 2001 - 2005
  • ESERP
    English Teacher, 2000 - 2002
  • Cambridge School
    English Teacher, 1995 - 2000
  • Sex and Drugs and Rock´n´Roll
    Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter, 1984 - 1994
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Barcelona
Previously
Nottingham - Frodsham, London, Paris
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Author of "Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective"
Introduction

I've lived in Barcelona since 1988. I had a career as a minor rock star, met my wife, had kids and decided that I ought to take life a little more seriously, so turned my attention to English Language Teaching.

I hold the DELTA in English Teaching and my career included positions at Cambridge School, ESERP, the British Council and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

In 2008, the publication of my first book, Going Native in Catalonia, coincided with serious illness and I decided to concentrate on writing and blogging.

My main presence on Internet is www.barcelona-travel-guide.info and its associated blog http://bcnblog.barcelona-travel-guide.info

I am currently working on a new book about Barcelona.

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I speak English (mother tongue) and Catalan and Spanish at near native level. I'm write about all things Catalan, particularly Barcelona and our wonderful football club. Visca el Barça!
Education
  • Helsby High School
  • University of Nottingham
    Psychology, 1978 - 1981
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September in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries
September is a particularly interesting month in Catalonia. Here you will find the major historical events and festivals listed as well as birth and death anniversaries of important Catalans.
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The Brexit Puzzle Two Weeks On - An Interview with Virgil Simons
Today, Jordi and I are being interviewed about The Brexit Puzzle Two Weeks On by Virgil Simons on his English Radio show on Radio Kanal and I generally like to think about what I'm going to say
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Ten days after Brexit, a calm look at the furore caused by Nigel Farage's Breaking Point poster and some thoughts on how the EU's mismanagement of the refugee crisis contributed to it.
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Help Me Explain Catalan Culture, Language and History to the World - Please Donate!
I need your help in order to be able to continue explaining Catalan culture, history and language to the world in English. If you can make a small donation, I'd be so grateful.
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Sadiq Khan i l'Alcaldia de Londonistan
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Durant la campanya que va portar Sadiq Khan a l'alcaldia de Londres, hi havia polèmica sobre les seves connexions amb grups islamistes, sobretot després que el seu rival publiqués unes acusacions.
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What's Wrong with Identity Politics. Why Cultural Marxism is Destroying the Left
This overview of identity politics, which currently dominates progressive thinking, seeks to show why it is a betrayal of traditional left-wing values and is opening the door to the right.
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Post-Brexit Analysis; Is an EU Army really such a good idea?
In a speech in the EU parliament on July 5th 2016, Guy Hofstadt amomg other things suggested the need for an EU army, in this article I wonder whether this really is such a good idea.
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Why I Think Brexit Makes Catalan Independence Less Likely
Two weeks on from Brexit I wonder whether the Leave vote hasn't made Catalan independence less likely. It may provoke another Scottish referendum but the EU won't want to annoy Spain.
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