The Belfast Society Lecture Programme 2017-2018

Lectures will take place at 6.30p.m. in the Old Museum Building in College Square North unless indicated otherwise. Non-members are welcome.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The inaugural lecture for the 2017-18 series will be given by Mrs Kathryn Thomson,CEO,NMNI. Her talk is entitled,’ Museums in 2017, Defining our Role and Relevance’.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Emeritus Professor Jim Mallory -’In Search of the Irish Dreamtime’.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Dr Gerry Clery -’Belfast-’The Irish Chicago: The phenomenal growth of Belfast in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras (1840-1910)’.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Professor Ignatius McGovern-’A Mystic Dream of 4: poetic biography of Wm. Rowan Hamilton’.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Patrick Speight-’The Irish in Argentina’.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe-’Wilhelmina Geddes (1887-1955),Belfast’reclaimed treasure “the finest stained glass artist of our time?’


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Dr Cormac Bourke -’Early Irish hand-bells:’ making, using,keeping’.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Professor Don McCloy-’Going to School in Victorian Belfast’.


The Annual General Meeting will take place at 6.00pm on Wednesday 11 April 2018