Through the Speaker Series, the RDS hosts a diverse range of interesting and informative talks by noted speakers for Members of the Society and the general public. This continues a long established tradition of lectures at the Society reaching back over 200 years.
The subject matter of the talks covers many areas of knowledge or topics associated with the Foundation aims of the Society including art, travel, sport, science, music, food, and modern living. Some significant historical anniversaries are also marked by an associated talk linking to an exhibition in the RDS Library.
Talks take place on Wednesday evenings at 6.00pm (unless otherwise stated), generally during the months of February/April (Spring Series) and October/November (Autumn Series), each year.
Refreshments are served following the talk, in a friendly and informal setting, allowing for discussion and networking opportunities.
February 13 Bill Whelan 'Publish and Perish: Music and Creativity at the gateway to Babylon'
February 27 Mark Purcell 'The Big House Library in Ireland'
In association with the Irish Georgian Society, Standish Barry Lecture
March 13 Jackie Hayden 'Dylan, Dylan and Me : How I discovered the works of Dylan Thomas through the music of Bob Dylan'
March 20 Dave Campbell and Margaret Healion 'The Voice of the Great Spirit'
April 3 Dr Peadar MacArdle 'Gold Frenzy : A story suitable for modern Ireland'
May 1 Barbara Barnett 'The Hide and Seek Children'
In association with Holocaust Eduction Trust Ireland and the Irish Jewish Museum'
For further information, please contact:
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7254
Fax: +353 (0) 1 240 7293