The Belfast Society Lecture Programme 2016 – 2017

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 14, 2016

The inaugural lecture for the 2016-17 series will be given by Professor Roddy Cowie, Head of Cognitive Psychology, QUB. His talk is entitled:’ Perception:understanding what the mind’s covert agencies do for us’.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Winifred Glover -’Gordon Augustus Thomson, (1799-1886): In the Wake of Captain Cook’.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Professor Christopher Scott- ‘Improving the performance of medicines – learning from a classic Greek tragedy’.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dr Robert Anderson -’Hans Sloane: Ulsterman and Extraordinary Collector’.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dr Greer Ramsey-’Music and Archaeology: he who pays the piper calls the tune’.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dr John Butler – ‘The transit of Venus 1769, Captain Cook, Charles Mason and Donegal’.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dr Brenda Collins -’The Conway Estate in County Antrim: an example of 17th century ‘English’ building styles in Ireland’.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Annual General Meeting will take place at 6.00pm on Wednesday 5th April,2017.