Listent to the lunchtime lecture 'Swift and books' by Professor Andrew Carpenter, MRIA, Emeritus Professor of English, UCD.
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.Read more about the RIA
The exhibition and lunchtime lecture series commemorating the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift's birth now available as an online exhibition.
A Library lunchtime lecture series commemorating the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift's birth was organised to accompany the Library exhibition 'To please and to reform mankind" a life of protest: Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745'.
Curated by Dr Andrew Carpenter, MRIA and the Librarian, Siobhán Fitzpatrick, this Swift 350 exhibition explores the writings of Jonathan Swift using the Academy collections of pamphlets, broadsides and Swift’s manuscript accounts book. Including loan items, the display demonstrates Swift’s prodigious output in a variety of formats from illustrated editions of Gulliver’s Travels and the Drapier’s Letters to the Modest proposal and much more.