Member Profile: Philip Orr03 July 2018
Philip Orr, an authority on WW1, was admitted to the Royal Irish Academy on 25 May 2018.
He is an independent scholar, playwright and public intellectual who brings the fruits of research into the public sphere to advance peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Orr was formerly a teacher of English and has authored major monographs on the first world war. He now uses drama as the vehicle for stimulating public discussion about the role of history in the making of identity.
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