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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
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
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
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
06 April 2022

Academy Discourse: The Changing World of Money and Finance

Academy Discourse conversation exploring the latest trends in the world of money and finance. Sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
15 December 2021

Who were they? Conversations between Genetics and Archaeology

Academy Discourse conversation exploring how best to align genetic and archaeological datasets and ways of thinking about them.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
25 November 2021

Confessions of a disappointed Irish unificationist

Paul Bew MRIA faces up to the polarising impact of Brexit and more surprisingly the recent historical commemorations north and south in this Academy Discourse, sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Discourse Series, Public Lecture
28 September 2021

Academy Discourse: Darwin’s Afterlives: Recollection and the Making of Biography

Janet Browne Hon. MRIA explores the construction and reconstruction of Darwin's retrospective account of his life, sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Discourse Series
04 May 2021

Academy Discourse: Celebrity culture up to and in the pandemic

Diane Negra, MRIA explores the primacy, ubiquity and ambivalence of celebrity in the pandemic at a time when we are deprived of various modes of communal sociality and connectedness.

Discourse Series
04 March 2021

Academy Discourse: AI through the looking glass

Dame Wendy Hall will discuss AI and ethics with Barry O’Sullivan, MRIA in this conversational style Discourse.

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee, Discourse Series

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