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28 November 2019

The Anatomy of Memory

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

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
08 January 2020

Brendan O’Leary Hon. MRIA Conversation Event

Brendan O’Leary Hon. MRIA will be in conversation with Ben Lowry, Deputy Editor, News Letter about his latest three volume book A Treatise on Northern Ireland.

Public Lecture
29 January 2020

Séamus Mág Uidhir and the Book(s) of Knockninny

Library Lunchtime Lecture. Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle, MRIA, will give the first lecture in our series on The Books of Knockninny: the Maguires and their manuscripts in the early eighteenth century.

Library, Public Lecture, Exhibition
05 February 2020

‘Me Guidhir Fhearmanach’ : text and context

Library Lunchtime Lecture. Dr Ciarán Mac Murchaidh, DCU, will give the second lecture in our series on The Books of Knockninny: the Maguires and their manuscripts in the early eighteenth century.

Library, Public Lecture, Exhibition
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
19 February 2020

‘The three Aristotles of James Joyce’

A free lunchtime lecture by Fran O’Rourke, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, UCD. Followed by a recital of Irish songs from the works of James Joyce with accompaniment by guitarist John Feeley.

Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee, Public Lecture
26 February 2020

‘An English take on an Irish Character: John Henry Newman’s Irish printing-type’

Library Lunchtime Lecture by Dr Dermot McGuinne

Library, Public Lecture
11 March 2020

Nuala and her sisters: the daughters of Aodh Ó Domhnaill and An Iníon Dubh

Library Lunchtime Lecture series 'Sisters II'. Dr Pádraig Ó Macháin, Professor of Modern Irish, UCC, will give the first lecture in this new series.

Library, Public Lecture
28 June 2020

Nobel laureate William C. Campbell in conversation with Luke O'Neill and Claire O'Connell

William C. Campbell is Ireland's only Nobel Prize winner for Medicine. To mark his 90th birthday we discuss his life and career and the challenges that the world faces as it battles Covid-19.

Publications, Science Committees, Public Lecture
26 August 2020

Academy Discourse: US Elections

Join us online for the first Academy Discourse in the 2020-21 Series on the topic of the upcoming US elections sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Discourse Series, Public Lecture