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2019/20 Discourse Line-up announced

12 August 2019

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

We are excited to announce the speakers for this year’s Discourse Series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran. Leading experts from science and the humanities will share their cutting-edge thinking and explain the latest developments in their fields.

Discover what bat genetics can teach us about human disease and aging. Consider whether Ireland’s new geopolitical ‘anchor’ can help us weather these turbulent times. Let a neuroscientist challenge your concept of memory. Hear reflections on the role of Learned Academies in society from the RIA’s President. Learn about the international community’s efforts to save world heritage sites from the destruction caused by armed conflict. Gain insight on post-Brexit economic policy from the Chief Economist of the European Central Bank.

Highlights from the Academy Discourse Series 2018/19


The six public lectures will take place from 6pm in the Meeting Room at Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran

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