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.
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.
October 2 Sean Rainbird 'Art, Books, Shows,
Buildings: Finding a Path in the World of Art’
October 9 Brendan Twomey ‘Swift and Economic Development at the Time of the Founding of the Dublin Society’
October 16 Fergus Mulligan ‘The Heritage of William Dargan’
October 23 Dr Tony Scott in conversation with Dick Ahlstrom
‘From Concept to Reality - 50 years of Young Scientist’
November 13 Dr Éimear O'Connor 'Seán Keating: Art, Politics and Building the Irish Nation'
November 25 Professor Eilam Gross ‘How the Higgs Boson was Discovered: The Inside Story’
November 27 Professor James H. Murphy ‘Lungs of Leather and a Ready Tongue’: Lawyers, Judges and Courts in Irish Victorian Fiction
For further information, please contact:
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7254
Fax: +353 (0) 1 240 7293