Iris Kellett is considered one of the most exceptional figures in the history of Irish show-jumping and equestrianism. In a career spanning over 30 years Iris Kellett established herself as one of the top riders of her generation.
On Thursday, March 14, 2013, for the second lecture in the 2013 RDS Economic Recovery Series, the Society welcomed Mr Liam Ryan, Managing Director of SAP Ireland and Mr Gisbert Kügler, Managing Director of the Irish Dairy Board in Germany to offer their unique insight on German-Irish business relations.
RDS Economic Recovery Lecture Series: Ireland, New Europe and the World - Driving our Economic Recovery
On Monday, February 11, the RDS welcomed Mr Frank Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Ireland to deliver the first lecture of the 2013 RDS Economic Recovery lecture Series.
On November 20, 2012 Professor Valeria Nicolosi, TCD and CRANN was presented with the RDS / Intel Prize Lecture for Nanoscience in recognition of her contribution to the field of nanoscience.
On May 17, Professor Padraic Fallon, recipient of the 2012 ISI Public Lecture Award discussed how aspects of modern life are contributing to the global allergy epidemic and highlighted how Irish scientists are leading the field on an international scale to find new therapies diseases such as asthma and eczema.
On Monday, April 24, 2012, the RDS welcomed Mr Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament and Campaign Director, Ireland for Europe, to the RDS to provide his insight on the context and content of the Eurozone crisis.
On Tuesday, February 14, 2012 as part of the RDS Energy Lecture Series, Professor John FitzGerald, discussed the key priorities for Irish energy policy over the next ten years.
On November 29 Margaret Murnane was awarded the 2011 RDS Irish Times Boyle Medal for Scientific Excellence for her pioneering work which has transformed the field of ultrafast laser and x-ray science.
Chris Llewellyn Smith has written and spoken widely on science funding, international scientific collaboration and energy issues. His scientific contributions and leadership have been recognised by awards and honours in seven countries on three continents.
Gabriel D’Arcy is the Managing Director of Bord na Móna, a company whose core business has expanded beyond the harvesting of peat.