2016 News and Events

Worth Library Events 2016


Next Events:


25 November 2016: Book Collecting in Britain and Ireland, 1650-1850’. This is a joint initiative between the Edward Worth Library, the Rare Books Group of Ireland, and the British Book History Research Network. It will be held at the Chester Beatty Library. Please see attached programme: book-collecting-in-ireland-and-britain.


29 November 2016: Professor Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College) will give a seminar on ‘‘The Image of Restoration Science: the Frontispiece to Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667)’. This will take place at 3.00pm in the Edward Worth Library. As space is limited, please either book a place or come early!


Previous Events:


9 February 2016: Professor Stephen Milner (Department of Italian, University of Manchester): ‘The fortunes of Aldus Manutius: merchant collectors of the Victorian Age.’

10 March 2016: Dr Domenico Laurenza (Rome; TLRH & Worth Library Visiting Fellow): ‘Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codices: The Difficult Heritage of an Artist-Scientist.’ This was a joint lecture between the Worth Library and the Department of History, TCD.

20 April 2016: Dr Maurice O’Reilly (Head of Mathematics, St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Dublin.): ‘Mathematical works in the Edward Worth Library (1733): the collection and its significance’. This seminar was part of St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Humanities Seminar Series.

Thursday 21 April 2016: Professor Carol Rawcliffe (University of East Anglia): ‘Christ the Physician Walks the Wards: Religion and Medicine in the Later Middle Ages’. Please note that this is the Worth Library/TCD Department of History joint lecture in Medieval and Renaissance Medical History and will start at 5.15pm and be held in Rm 201, 7-9 Leinster Street South.


Monday 25 April: Professor Eunan O’Halpin (TCD) will give a lecture entitled ‘Cherishing all the children of the nation equally’? Civilian deaths in 1916.’ This lecture, which is a joint venture between the Edward Worth Library and the Dr Steevens’ Hospital Library, will take place at 1.00pm in the Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital.

Please register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cherishing-all-the-children-of-the-nation-equally-civilian-deaths-in-1916-tickets-24486842806

Please note of you have difficult linking to eventbrite to book simply email bennery.rickard@hse.ie


30 May 2016: Professor Jill Kraye (Warburg Institute): ‘Marcus Aurelius and Seventeenth-Century Antwerp: Philosophy, Philology and Art in the Early Modern Republic of Letters.’ This lecture will be held in the Worth Library.


Thursday 28 July 2016: Open Day

There will be an Open Day at the Worth Library on Thursday 28 July from 10.00am to 4.00pm to mark the opening of Ms Nicole Fleming’s exhibition ‘The Most Remarkable Things’: English Cathedrals and Antiquities.

Tuesday 2 August 2016: Workshop on “The Sharing of Medical Ideas and Information Among Early-Modern Practitioners“.

This is a joint event of UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland and The Edward Worth Library, and will be held in the Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital, from 2.00pm to 5.30pm.

Booking is essential for this event: to book please e-mail: ben.hazard@ucd.ie

Further details of the programme may be found here.

Monday 20 June: 1.00pm in the Worth Library.

The Edward Worth Library and Dr Steevens’ Library are delighted to announce that Dr Máire O’Connor will be giving a lunchtime lecture in the Worth Library on Monday 20 June at 1.00pm.

The event, which is a joint initiative between the Worth Library and Dr Steevens’ Library, is intended to mark World Refugee Day.

The title of Dr O’Connor’s lecture is as follows: ‘Whoever controls the story controls the people Chios – Greece – April 2016’.

Please note that the Worth Library can only accommodate 25 people so seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis on the day.


21 June 2016: 3.00pm in the Worth Library.

Professor Mark Harrison (Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Oxford): ‘The Politics of Patronage: Medicine and Scandal in an Indian Court (Arcot), c.1740-.c1800.’

As spaces are limited, booking is essential for this lecture: please e-mail :  eaboran@tcd.ie


12 October 2016: The Brendan Prendiville Memorial Lecture:A Tale of Two (other) Cities: Dublin, Edinburgh & the Enlightenment’ will be given by Professor David Purdie MD   FRCP Ed.  FRSSA, Hon. Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh. It will take place at 3.00pm in the Worth Library.

Please note that the Worth Library can only accommodate 25 people so seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis on the day.


15 October 2016: Open House and launch of the online exhibition ‘Architecture at the Edward Worth Library’. (11.00am-1.00pm).


19 October 2016: Open Day for Maths Week (10.00am-4.00pm)


20 October 2016: Lunchtime lecture by Dr Maurice O’Reilly ‘Mathematical works in the Edward Worth Library (1733): the collection and its significance’. This will take place at 1.00pm in the Worth Library and is intended to mark Maths Week. Spaces are limited and will allocated on a first come, first served basis.


10 November 2016: Launch of the newest online exhibition: ‘Mathematics at the Worth Library’. This exhibition was curated by the Staff and Students of the Department of Mathematics, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra (now a constituent college of DCU), and the Staff of the Edward Worth Library.


14 November 2016: Open Day for Dublin Science Week, 10.00am-4.00pm.

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