The Fascination of What’s Difficult: W.B. Yeats and Irish History
A Yeats Lecture with Roy Foster
The City Hall, Queen’s Walk, London
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, the Irish Cultural Centre in London, in association with London City Hall and the Irish Embassy, will hold a public lecture from one of Ireland’s best known historians, Professor Roy Foster. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 10 March at 7.30 p.m. in the City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London. SE1 2AA.
Roy Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has written extensively for many years on Irish history, politics and culture. His most recent book was published a few months ago: “Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923”.
He has written an authorised and much acclaimed two volume biography of Yeats (W.B. Yeats, A Life: The Apprentice Mage, 1865-1914 and The Arch-Poet, 1915-1939) which was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
The Lecture Title is: “The Fascination of What’s Difficult”: W.B. Yeats and Irish History and will be taking place on the 9th floor of the City Hall, in “London’s Living Room”, which has spectacular views over the Thames and the City of London.
Organised by Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith, in partnership with City Hall and the Irish Embassy in London as part of the London St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
FREE Admission. Booking info and more details from the Irish Cultural Centre website
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