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Cork Literary & Scientific Society Lecture Series 2017
Crawford Gallery Lecture Theatre

Maclise Art Society 

Friday 5 December
Philip Grey


Vienna: City of dreams (AM)
Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel
Dr Eva McMullan
Mr James Cronin
10:30 am-12:30 pm
28 September to 23 November
Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork

Cork Historical Lecture Series 

Wednesday 10 January 2018 1pm NOTE TIME
Aideen Ireland George Victor du Noyer as depicted in the collections of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (In conjunction with the RSAI)

Wednesday 7 February 8pm
Dr. Maurice F. Hurley and Dr. Alan Hawkes Archaeological excavations at Beamish and Crawford, Cork

Wednesday 7 March 8pm
Dr. Connie Kelliher Tracing the cultural landscape of illicit behaviour in southwest Ireland in the early seventeenth century

Wednesday 18 April 8pm NOTE VENUE
Independence Museum, Kilmurry, Lissarda, Co. Cork
Dr. Donal O Drisceoil Mapping the Irish Revolution

Cork Literary & Scientific Society

Lectures are held on a Thursday & commence at 8pm.

16 November
23 November
30 November

11 January
18 January
25 January
1 February
8 February
15 February
22 February
1 March 

Cork Literary & Scientific Society

Thursday 16 November
A presentation by Aileen Crean O’Brien and Bill Sheppard will look at their adventures in the Southern Ocean and on the island of South Georgia in ‘Emerging from the shadow of Tom Crean’.

Thursday 23 November
Dr. Barra O Donnabhain, Department of Archaeology at UCC, will focus on an interesting aspect of our history in his talk on ‘The Victorian Convict Prison on Spike Island 1847-1883’.

Thursday 30 November
Daniela Iacopino, researcher at the Tyndall National Institute, will present ‘Nanotechnology meets art: applications of nanomaterials in art conservation and preservation’.


Thursday 11 January 2018
'Life in Edwardian Ireland: a picture-postcard collection’ is the title of the talk by Dr. Ann Wilson, Lecturer in Visual Culture and Design History, Cork Institute of Technology.

Thursday 18 January
Author, travel photojournalist and publisher Kari Herbert will recall her childhood in northwest Greenland in ‘The Explorer's Daughter’.

Thursday 25 January
Fascinating memories of a much-loved theatre will be recalled by teacher, author and actor Kevin N. Power in his talk on ‘The Old Opera House, My Second Home’.

Thursday 1 February
Frances McCarthy, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, will look at the history of space flight, human exploration of the Moon and robotic explorers of the solar system in her presentation entitled ‘Space Exploration’.

Thursday 8 February
In these centenary years commemorating the First World War, historian Dr. John Borgonovo of UCC will discuss ‘Cork Women, American Sailors, and the Moral Panic of 1917-18’.

Thursday 15 February
Our President, Canon George Salter, will look at a beautiful part of Ireland in his presentation on ‘North Kerry and the Ring of Kerry’.

Thursday 22 February
Karl Brady from the Underwater Archaeology Unit of the National Monuments Service will discuss ‘Diving into the Past: Archaeological Investigations of Ancient Logboats from Lough Corrib, Co. Galway’.

Thursday 1 March
Our season concludes with a talk by expert researcher Jim Herlihy on ‘Tracing your Irish Police Ancestors’.