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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'Understanding human oxygen sensing: adventures of a physician in science'

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

The recent Academy Discourse by Nobel laureate Sir Peter Ratcliffe is available to watch back until Wednesday, 6 December 2022.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

'Academic Freedom - Threats Within and Without'

Monday, 10 October 2022

If you missed last week's Academy Discourse which explored Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom in 2022, you can watch it back now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

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

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

If you missed last week's Academy Discourse, which took the form of a comparative panel discussion, you can watch it back now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Academy Discourse: Decoding the past to conserve our future

Friday, 22 July 2022

If you missed last week's Discourse with Dr Larisa DeSantis, which took place at University College Cork, you can watch it back now. 

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Academy Discourse: The future of higher education

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

If you missed last week's Discourse with Professor Sir Adrian Smith, President of The Royal Society talking with Orla Feely MRIA on the future of higher education you can watch it back now. 

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Academy Discourse: The Changing World of Money and Finance

Thursday, 7 April 2022

If you missed our Academy Discourse conversation with Frances Ruane MRIA and Patrick Honohan MRIA you can watch it back now.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Discourse Series speakers announced

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce the speakers for their 2021/22 Discourse Series which will be sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

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Watch Academy Discourse 'Celebrity culture up to and in the pandemic'

Thursday, 6 May 2021

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.  

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Academy Discourse Northern Ireland after Brexit and ARINS launch

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Watch Members Fintan O'Toole and William Crawley who discussed the future of Northern Ireland in this conversation style Discourse sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Discourse Series, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Watch 'Astronomy and Poetry' Discourse

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

You can now watch the recent Academy Discourse by Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Hon. MRIA which was sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

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