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2009-2010: The Mackey Lectures
November 2009 – February 2010

 ANTIGONES & HUXLEYS;

BOOKS, MEDICAL HISTORY AND FREEDOM OF ENQUIRY

 

SEVEN LECTURES DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF

 WILLIAM ELLIOTT MACKEY

(1924-1996)

 RESEARCH LIBRARIAN, TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN

 

Lecture 1, ‘FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, FREEDOM OF INQUIRY’

Speaker: James Hamilton, Director of Public Prosecutions

Date: 18 November 2009, at 7.00pm:  Venue:Robert Emmet Lecture Theare, Arts Building, TCD; Chair: Dr Emer Lawlor (TCD, St James’s Hospital).

 

Lecture 2, ‘MARGARET HUXLEY (1856-1940), DUBLIN’S PIONEER OF  SCIENTIFIC NURSING’

Speaker: Susan McGann, Director of Archives, Royal College of Nursing. Date 25 November 2009 at 5.30pm.Venue: Newman House. Chair: Professor Mary E. Daly (UCD).

 

Lecture 3, ‘THE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY; SILVER DARLINGS; KING COD AND PROFESSOR HUXLEY IN 1883’

Speaker: Poul Holm, Director of the Long Room Hub, TCD. Date: 2 December 2009 at 7.00pm. Venue: Robert Emmet Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, TCD ; Chair: Desmond Dowling, (Department of the Environment).

 

 

SERIES TWO- February 2010

 

Lecture 4, ‘MEDICINE AND THE STATE: THE POOR LAW MEDICAL SERVICE IN IRELAND, 1851-1921’.

Speaker, Laurence Geary, Senior Lecturer in History, University College Cork. Date: Wednesday 10 February 2010 at 5.30pm. Venue: National Library; Chair: Dr Catherine Cox (UCD).

 

Lecture 5,‘DUBLIN’S FIRST ANTIGONES; FROM J-J BARTHÉLEMY (1795) TO HELEN FAUCIT (1845)’

Speaker: Fiona Macintosh, Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford. Date: Thursday 11 February 2010 at 5.30pm. Venue: Dr Steevens’s Hospital; Chair: Professor John Dillon (TCD).

 

Lecture 6, ‘LIBRARIES, READERS AND BIBLIOGRAPHERS’

Speaker: David McKitterick, Librarian, Trinity College Cambridge. Date: Wednesday 24 February at 5.30 pm. Venue: Dr Steevens’s Hospital; Chair: Dr Charles Benson (TCD).

 

Lecture 7, ‘SCHOLARSHIP AND SACRIFICE; CAN WE BANK ON A HUMANISTIC FUTURE?’

Speaker: W. J. Mc Cormack, Edward Worth Library. Date: 25 February, 2010 at 7.00pm. Venue: Robert Emmet Lecture Theare, Arts Building, TCD; Chair: Dr Eve Patten (TCD).

 

Co-ordinated by Bill Mc Cormack(for the Worth Library) and supported by The Long Room Hub (Trinity College, Dublin),the National Library of Ireland,   UniversityCollege Dublin,Irish Federation of University Teachers, and the Health Service Executive.

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