RDS Foundation Programme

Programme Finder

RDS Library Speaker Series

Through the Library 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.

RDS Library Speaker Series

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 6.30pm (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.

Wednesday, February 25: Richard Gorman 'Paper Chase to Japan' 

, March 4: Rudolf Heltzel Paint, Tattoos, Feathers & Diamonds: A short History of Body Ornamentation' 
Wednesday,  April 8: Dublin, One City One Book 
Roddy Doyle 'Life, the Universe and a couple of Books'
Wednesday, April 15:  Great Libraries of the World
Peter Fox  'Trinity College Library Dublin'

Wednesday, April 29: Matthew Jebb 'Plants, People and Places' 

Wednesday, May 13: Philip Martin & John O'Conor 'Archives and Anecdotes' 

For further information, please contact:

Library Desk
RDS Library
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7254
Fax: +353 (0) 1 240 7293
Email: librarydesk@rds.ie

Back to top

Did you know?