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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, September 30: Professor David McConnell 'The Story of Genetically Modified Rice: A Miracle in the Making?' 

, October 7: Seamus O'Brien 'Kilmacurragh and the Great War
Wednesday,  October 14: John Feehan 'A Drama in Three Acts: the Past, Present and Future of the Bogs of Ireland'
Wednesday, October 28:  Maurice O'Keeffe 'Understanding Oral History' 

Wednesday, November 11: Felix Larkin 'The Asinine Law: Irish Legal Cartoons, c1800-2015' 

Wednesday, November 18: Brenda Moore-McCann 'The ROSC Exhibitions: Crossroads of Conflict & Celebration' 

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

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