SymposiumMX 2019

26-28 June, 2019

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XVII Symposium of Mexican Studies and Students in the UK

Challenging ideas about Mexico and the World

The Symposium of Mexican Students and Studies in the United Kingdom is an annual multidisciplinary meeting that provides a unique forum to present current academic work, engage in pertinent debates, and foster novel perspectives and collaborations.

Over the past sixteen years, the symposium has become the most relevant academic event in the United Kingdom for students, academics and practitioners interested in topics related to Mexico. This year's edition is co-hosted by the Cambridge University Mexican Society (CuMexSoc), at the University of Cambridge, and the the Mexican Students Society in the United Kingdom (MexSocUK).

In broad terms, the scope of the symposium encompasses seven areas:

  • Physical Sciences (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy)
  • Biological Sciences (Medicine, Biology, Psychology, Genomics)
  • Engineering and Technology (Materials, Construction, Aeronautics and Computer Science)
  • Social Sciences (Education, Economics, Business and Management, Political Science, History, Law)
  • Arts & Humanities (Art, Music, Literature, Architecture, Religion, Philosophy)
  • Energy and Sustainability (Energy Transition, Ecology, Conservation, Climate Change)
  • Mexican Studies (Security, Mexico's History, Politics, Law)

During three days (26th - 28th June 2019), the symposium will offer a remarkable occasion to attend keynote presentations from outstanding leaders in relevant fields. At the same time, the symposium will offer a unique opportunity to actively participate and engage in academic paper presentations, lightning talk sessions, and poster sessions.

In addition to this, ‘Transforming ideas about Mexico and the World’ is absolutely delighted to be able to contribute to this annual Symposium by creating innovative spaces within this year’s academic programme. These innovative spaces consist of networking sessions with key enterprises, research councils and scientific centers from Mexico and the UK. We will also showcase an art exhibition curated especially for the Symposium that aims to promote contemporary arts from Mexico internationally.

Artists are invited to showcase their work at an art exhibition to be held at this year’s Symposium. The intention is to inspire ideas and open cultural dialogue through the rich language of Mexican art. Thematically, the exhibition aims to portray and contextualise the Symposium’s core theme, which is “Challenging ideas of Mexico and the world”. Various art forms are welcome, including paintings, drawings, photography and mixed media work, preferably in small scale formats. Artists are encouraged to submit a brief description of their proposed works, including specifications of size and medium, through the abstract submission procedure.

We very much look forward to welcoming you in Cambridge!

Our full programme will be confirmed shortly!


  • University of Cambridge
  • Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge
  • [email protected]
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