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Interviews with 2018 Gold Medallists

21 February 2019

Watch the 2018 Academy Gold Medals winners, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, MRIA and Stephen J. Smartt, MRIA sharing their views on what it means to receive their awards

Watch the 2018 Academy Gold Medallists, Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty (Humanities) and Professor Stephen J. Smartt (Physical and Mathematical Sciences), receive their medals from Joe McHugh, T.D. Minister for Education and Skills in the presence of the President of the Royal Irish Academy, Professor Michael Peter Kennedy, Officers, Members, colleagues, family and friends. The Medallists share their views on what it means to them to be awarded an Academy Gold Medal and impact of this accolade on their work, their discipline, their teams and their colleagues.

The Academy Gold Medals are kindly supported by the Higher Education Authority. 

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