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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

'Global food and nutrition security: the role of innovation'

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Watch Professor Wayne Powell's (SRUC) Academy discourse where he discussed Global Food and nutrition security in April 2019.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

'The Irish dimension to British history: from the Act of Union to Brexit'

Monday, 25 February 2019

Watch Sir David Cannedine addresses the key issues in Irish history within the context of British history from the early 1800s and the Act of Union, through to the current Brexit situation.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

'Women in government: four Tanaisti in conversation'

Friday, 25 January 2019

View our discourse marking the centenary of the 1918 parliamentary elections online now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Chris Bean discusses 'Recent insights into how the Earth works: embracing uncertainty'

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Watch an interview and full discourse with Professor Chris Bean in which he discusses predictability and uncertainty in forecasting volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Royal Irish Academy Public Discourse Series 2018/19 sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Between September 2018 and April 2019, this Series will include expert speakers on a wide range of subjects including cybersecurity, the experience of female politicians at the highest ranks of Irish parliamentary...

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Nobel Laureate, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan on the ribosome, proteins and antibiotic resistance

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Nobel Laureate, Sir Venkatraman 'Venki' Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society on 18 June in Academy House presents an Academy Discourse titled ‘Antibiotics and the cell’s protein factory’ - the sixth in the...

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

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