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Royal Irish Academy Discourse with Roy Foster

January 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Royal Irish Academy Discourse with Roy Foster.

Knowing their dream? Yeats’ response to Easter 1916

Roy Foster will deliver a lecture on W. B. Yeats and Easter 1916 as a joint commemoration marking the ending of 2015 – the year of Yeats’ 150th anniversary, and the commencement of 2016 – the year of 1916 commemorations.

The holding of this Academy Discourse will also honour W. B. Yeats who was a past member of the Royal Irish Academy. Roy Foster Hon MRIA, is Carroll Professor of Irish History at Hertford College, Oxford University, the first incumbent of the only endowed chair of Irish history in Britain and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has written extensively for many years on Irish history, politics and culture. Foster’s publications include ‘Vivid faces: The revolutionary generation in Ireland, 1890-1923’ (2014), ‘Words Alone: Yeats and His Inheritances’ (2011). He has written an authorised and much acclaimed two volume biography of Yeats ‘W.B.Yeats. A life: I, The apprentice mage 1865-1914’ (1993), and ‘II: The arch-poet, 1915-1939’ (2003) which was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

Members of the Academy please email info@ria.ie to book your place.


Full Price 5 EUR Concession (student, unemployed, retired) 3.00 EUR