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The membership fee for all online lectures for the season 2020-21 is €25.

To view a single online lecture the fee is €5.

Contact the secretary by email for details.



upcoming lectures

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are holding all of our lectures online for the 2020-21 season.  Members will be sent a link to each talk which will be active for seven days.

29 October 2020
Historian Dr. Alicia St. Leger will give a presentation on 'A Visit to Youghal: Past and Present', looking at some of the key attractions of the port town through the eyes of visitors over the years.

5 November 2020
The title of the talk by Environmental Health Scientist Dr. Jean O'Dwyer will be 'Bridging the gap between the natural environment and human health'. 

12 November 2020
'Statio Bene: exploring representations of Cork Harbour in visual art'.  Dr. Michael Waldron, Assistant Curator of Collections and Special Projects, Crawford Art Gallery, will discuss some of the artworks from the current exhibition 'Statio Bene: Art and Ireland's Maritime Haven’, including G.M.W. Atkinson's Paddle Steamer Entering the Port of Cork (1842) and Jamie Murphy's Albert, Ernest, & the Titanic (2012).

19 November 2020
Dr. Melusine Pigeon, Researcher at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, will present a talk on 'Communicating bodies: introduction to wireless medical devices'.

26 November 2020
Amol Delmade, PhD research scholar at Dublin City University, will speak on 'How Optics is Driving Modern Day Life'.  He will discuss the basic properties of light and show how it can be used to improve day-to-day life.

3 December 2020
Jim Wilson, wildlife consultant, author, broadcaster and tour leader, will explore the extraordinary life of 'Robert Forde: Cork Antarctic Explorer'.


28 January 2021
Michael Hayes, Senior Program Manager at the Tyndall National Institute Cork, will look at the challenges of 'Powering the Internet of Things'.

4 February 2021
In his talk on 'The Book of Lismore', Prof. Pádraig Ó Macháin, Head of the Department of Modern Irish in University College Cork, will examine this important late 15th century manuscript which was recently donated to UCC by the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement.

11 February 2021
'Bird Research at University College Cork' is the title of the presentation by Prof. John Quinn, Professor in Zoology at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at UCC.  

18 February 2021
Shane Lehane, Course Director of Cultural and Heritage Studies at CSN College of Further Education, Cork, will recall ‘The Forgotten Traditions of Skellicking Day'.

25 February 2021
Dr. Ann Wilson, Lecturer in Visual Culture and Design History, Cork Institute of Technology, will explore a beautiful and iconic building in her talk on 'St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh'.

4 March 2021
Hemalatha Muthuganesan, Researcher at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, will discuss 'Miracles of Unseeable Light'.