The Belfast Society Lecture Programme 2018-2019

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 12, 2018

Inaugural lecture : Professor Raghnall O’Flionn, Director of the National Museum of Ireland – ‘Early Viking settlements and burial in Ireland; old finds and new discoveries’.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Nora Hickey M’Sichili -’Ireland’s International Arts Centre – Le Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris’.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Talk and book launch of Hakluyt Society volume by Dr Angela Byrne, Research Associate of University of Ulster. ‘A Scientific, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour: John ( Fiott ) Lee in Ireland, England and Wales, 1806 -7′.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dr Claire Foley – ‘Excavations at Creggandevesky, Co Tyrone’.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Henry Bell- ‘From Town Dock to Maritime Hub: the development of the Port of Belfast from the 19th century’.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Dr Barry Devereux – ‘Artificial Intelligence: Prospects and Perils in the 21st Century’.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Padraig O Tuama- Corrymeela Community Leader, Poet, theologian and writer -’Poetry and the Project of Peace’.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Dr Jonathan Bardon -’Tattie hokers and other Ulster Migrants to Scotland’.


The Annual General Meeting will take place at 6.00pm on Wednesday 10 April 2019.