The Belfast Society Lecture Programme September 2022-April 2023
All lectures will take place at 6.30pm in The Old Museum Building in College Square North, or by Zoom as indicated below.
Wednesday 7 September
The inaugural lecture for the 2022-2023 Series will be given by William Blair, Director of Collections, NMNI – ‘Transforming the Ulster Museum: A New Vision’
Wednesday 5 October
Dr Sharon Arbuthnot – ‘Before Finn McCool: Lough Neagh in Medieval Irish Literature’ (By Zoom)
Wednesday 9 November
Professor Alun Evans – ‘Love thy Neighbour? The Museum’s Curtilage and Vicinage’
Wednesday 7 December
Dr Alison Muir – ‘Paper Mills in Ireland’
Wednesday 4 January
Dr Mark McCartney – ‘Professor Karl G Emeleus, former Professor of Physics, QUB, 1901-1989 – “An able, modest and thoroughly capable man”‘
Wednesday 8 February
Professor Roy Spence – ‘Reflections of a Surgeon of the Troubles’
Wednesday 8 March
Sylvia Sumira – ‘Saving the earth, and the heavens: the Conservation of historic globes’
Wednesday 5 April
Emeritus Professor Cormac O Grada – ‘The New York Famine Irish and their Bank’
The Annual General Meeting will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 5 April 2023.
Details of the May outing will be circulated nearer the time.