THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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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Propose an Event

See below for information on the types of events that we run here at the Academy.

Discourses

A Discourse takes place during an Ordinary General Meeting of the Academy. It is a public lecture by a leading scholar lasting no more than an hour, which is preceded by Academy business and followed by a formal response, ordinarily from an Academy Member. There are no fewer than six Discourses a year.

Masterclasses

An Academy Masterclass is made up of one speaker and no more than 20 participants. The participants are all early career researchers, post-docs, PhD or Postgraduate students. The idea is that young researchers get the opportunity to meet a leader in their field and learn about some of the challenges and opportunities in that particular area.

Public Lectures

These are public lectures delivered by eminent speakers on subjects of general interest. These lectures can be held in Academy House or in another location, and are intended for an audience in excess of 100 people.

Before proposing an event please take a look through our Events and Activities Proposal Notes and Guidelines. To see examples of our current events see here. An archive of our previous events can be accessed here.

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