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Royal Irish Academy presented with commemorative medal by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

04 December 2019

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences recently celebrated its 150th year anniversary.

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences celebrated its 150th jubilee this year with a programme of events in Sofia.  In attendance were, inter alia, the President of the European Research Council, Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon; the President of the International Science Council, Prof Daya Reddy; the President of EASAC, Prof Thierry Courvoisier; the vice-president of ALLEA, Prof Graham Caie; the head of the European Science Foundation, Dr Martin Hynes and many other representatives of European Academies.  The Royal Irish Academy was represented by former President Prof Luke Drury MRIA.  All participants were presented with a commemorative medal to mark the occasion and this has been added to the Royal Irish Academy’s collection.

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