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.

Read more about the RIA

Discourse Series

Latest News Articles

Upcoming Events

Filter News

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.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Watch Dr Mounir Bouchenaki discuss 'Cultural heritage and recent armed conflicts'

Friday, 30 October 2020

If you missed the Discourse lecture by cultural heritage expert, Dr Mounir Bouchenaki, on 29 October 2020 or would like to watch it again, the video is now available to stream.

Membership, Discourse Series

Discourse: US Elections Panel Discussion

Friday, 28 August 2020

Watch our panel discussion on the topic of the US Elections chaired by broadcaster Áine Lawlor as part of the 2020-21 Discourse Series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Discourse: Philip Lane in conversation with Alan Barrett

Friday, 14 February 2020

Listen to Philip Lane MRIA, European Central Bank in conversation with Alan Barrett MRIA, Director, ESRI.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Reflections on the role of a Learned Academy

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Listen to Professor Michael Peter Kennedy reflect on the role of a Learned Academy in the Royal Irish Academy Presidential Discourse.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

The Anatomy of Memory

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Listen to neuroscientist Eleanor Maguire discuss memory failure as part of her Discourse, The Anatomy of Memory followed by respondent Shane O'Mara MRIA, Professor of Experimental Brain Research, Trinity...

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Ireland’s decisive choice for Europe

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Listen to Professor Brigid Laffan MRIA discuss how membership of the EU has become Ireland’s geopolitical anchor.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

How do we study bats and rats to find the secret of everlasting youth?

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

If you missed our Academy Discourse where Professor Emma Teeling, MRIA talks about her research into what bat genetics can teach us about human disease and aging, you can hear it now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

2019/20 Discourse Line-up announced

Monday, 12 August 2019

This must-see set of talks brings the very best and brightest minds of our age to a public audience. 

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Watch: 'Democracy, Truth and Trust in Europe'

Friday, 2 August 2019

If you missed our Academy Discourse by Professor Michele Nicoletti, you can watch it now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Pages