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28 Sep - 28 Sep

Academy Discourse: '(Still) Disagreeing About Climate Change: What Way Forward?'

This public discourse will explore how a variety of insights about climate and its cultural and political manifestations can offer a sufficient number of entry points for human actors to work creatively with the idea of...

Discourse Series
01 Dec

Academy Discourse: Tabletop X-Ray Lasers: From Star Wars to Nanotechnology

By Professor Margaret Murnane, Fellow of JILA and Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado.

Discourse Series
11 Jan

Academy Discourse with Roy Foster: Knowing their dream? Yeats’ response to Easter 1916

Roy Foster will deliver a lecture on W. B. Yeats and Easter 1916 as a joint commemoration marking the ending of 2015 - the year of Yeats’s 150th anniversary, and the commencement of 2016 - the year of 1916...

Discourse Series
30 Mar

A unified biology during the 21st century and its impact on our lives and our environment

Academy Discourse by Professor Nils Christian Stenseth from the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis at the University of Oslo.

Life and Medical Sciences Committee, Discourse Series
08 Jun

'The circulation of verse in Jonathan Swift's Dublin'

Academy Discourse by James Woolley, Smith Professor of English Emeritus at Lafayette College.

Membership, Discourse Series
13 Nov

‘Causes and consequences of obesity; lessons from human genetics’

This Academy Discourse by Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly, Hon. MRIA is the second in the Series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Discourse Series
29 Nov

'Finding medication: River Blindness, ivermectin and beyond.'

This Academy Discourse by Professor William C. Campbell, Hon. MRIA is the third in the series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Discourse Series
06 Mar

Redmond and Carson: bloodshed, borders and beyond

This Academy Discourse by Professor Alvin Jackson, Hon. MRIA marking the anniversary of the death of John Redmond is the fourth in the series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
18 Jun

‘Antibiotics and the cell’s protein factory’

Nobel Laureate, Sir Venkatraman 'Venki' Ramakrishnan presents an Academy Discourse - the sixth in the series sponsored by Mason, Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Discourse Series, Public Lecture
25 Sep

Recent insights into how the Earth works: embracing uncertainty

This Academy Discourse by Professor Chris Bean, School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies is the seventh in the series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Discourse Series