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We are pleased to support The Royal Irish Academy Discourse Series, the oldest and most renowned series of talks in Ireland. The first discourses were presented in 1786. Historically, Academy discourses were the occasion reserved for the most distinguished academics to first reveal and discuss their work in public. Robert Mallet revealed his pioneering work on earthquakes and William Rowan Hamilton talked about quaternion algebra at Academy Discourses. Recent speakers have included Nobel Laureates, Venki Ramakrishnan, Amaryta Sen, William Campbell and Sir Paul Nurse. Other distinguished speakers were Mary McAleese, Catherine Day and Sir Stephen O’Rahilly.

The first discourse of the 2021/ 2022 season takes place on Tuesday 28 September at 7.00pm, featuring a talk on Darwin’s Afterlives: Recollection and the Making of Biography from Janet Browne Hon. MRIA, Aramont Professor in the History of Science at Harvard University.

For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

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