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07 November 2018

Securing Connected Devices: An Arms Race

Watch this discouse by Professor Máire O'Neill, Queen's University Belfast, the eighth in the series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee, Discourse Series
15 January 2019

The Irish dimension to British History: From the Act of Union to Brexit

This Academy Discourse by Sir David Cannadine, President, British Academy and Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University, is the tenth in the series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Discourse Series
29 March 2019

'Democracy, Truth and Trust in Europe'

This Academy Discourse by Professor Michele Nicoletti, Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Trento, Italy and Former President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of part of a...

Membership, Discourse Series, Public Lecture
15 April 2019

Global food and nutrition security: the role of innovation

This Academy Discourse by Professor Wayne Powell (SRUC), is part of a discourse series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee, Discourse Series
01 October 2019

How do we study bats and rats to find the secret of everlasting youth?

Academy Discourse by bat expert Professor Emma Teeling.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
05 November 2019

Ireland’s decisive choice for Europe: narrative, presence and policy

Professor Brigid Laffan will discuss how membership of the EU has become Ireland’s geopolitical anchor.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
28 November 2019

The Anatomy of Memory

Neuroscientist Eleanor Maguire will discuss memory failure as part of her Discourse.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
28 January 2020

RIA Presidential Discourse and presentation of Cunningham Medal

The Presidential Discourse by Peter Kennedy will be on the topic 'Reflections on the role of a Learned Academy.' This  Discourse is part of our 2019/20 Series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Grants and Awards, Discourse Series
13 February 2020

Philip Lane Discourse

Philip Lane MRIA, European Central Bank will be in conversation with Alan Barrett MRIA, Director, ESRI. 

Discourse Series, Public Lecture