The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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28 April 2022

Academy Discourse: The future of higher education

Professor Sir Adrian Smith, President of The Royal Society talks with Orla Feely MRIA about higher education and research.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
26 May 2022

Academy Discourse: Tuberculosis: the persistent global scourge of humanity

Academy Discourse with Dr Lalita Ramakrishnan. Sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Membership, Discourse Series, Public Lecture
18 July 2022

Academy Discourse: Decoding the past to conserve our future

Live streamed from UCC an Academy Discourse with Dr Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
08 September 2022

Academy Discourse: 100 years on: Ireland; Finland; New Zealand; Poland - A comparative history

How did the Irish state do in its first 100 years? A comparative panel discussion to examine developments in the context of the Irish state.

Membership, Discourse Series, Public Lecture
07 October 2022

Academy Discourse: Academic Freedom - Threats Within and Without

Academy Discourse exploring Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom in 2022.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
29 November 2022

Understanding human oxygen sensing: adventures of a physician in science

Academy Discourse by Nobel laureate Sir Peter Ratcliffe, Director of Clinical Research at the Francis Crick Institute, London

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
28 February 2023

Presidential Discourse: The Critical University

President of the RIA, Dr Mary Canning in conversation with Professor Brian MacCraith

Discourse Series
30 March 2023

Discourse Series: Why are there so few women political leaders?

Academy Discourse exploring female leadership in politics.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
10 May 2023

Discourse Series: 'There’s so much to know': Post-pandemic reflections on the human thirst for knowledge and its value and utility

The next public lecture in the RIA's Discourse Series will be delivered by Philip Nolan MRIA, Director-General of Science Foundation Ireland

Discourse Series
16 November 2023

Discourse Series: Light illuminates innovation in medicine and climate solutions

Discourse delivered by Professor Naomi Halas, Director, Smalley-Curl Institute, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Discourse Series