The 24th Annual Birkdale Sixth Form History Society Lecture was given to members of the Society by Gaspar Lopez Torres from gasparvtours on a virtual History tour Of Barcelona. Gaspar is a tour guide in Barcelona and the wider Catalonia region, who during the Covid Pandemic has adapted his tours for a virtual audience enabling him to give the Annual Lecture live from Barcelona.

Using a terrific collection of visuals and satellite imagery Gaspar guided us through the whole History of his City from its foundation in Roman times, right up to today. His live presentation gave the History Society many fascinating insights and vignettes about one of the most famous of all places. Modern Barcelona is the 3rd most visited city in Europe and the 12th in the world and was recently voted to be the greatest City on the planet.

The History Society has enjoyed many excellent talks over the years and this presentation is right up there in the pantheon of great lectures, made all the more special as it was the first one given virtually as well as being the first to be broadcast live from abroad. This event highlights how modern technology has enabled the pupils education to be not only continued but also enhanced during the Pandemic.

It is not just the History Society that can benefit from Gaspar’s virtual tours. Any interested parties can find out more about the services Gaspar offers by contacting him on