Upcoming Lectures


12 October 2023
Artist Áine Andrews will discuss the painting ‘The Girl in White’ by Grace Henry and will reveal the fascinating story behind the creation of this artwork.

19 October 2023
In his talk ‘Antarctic Affair’, Fergus O’Gorman will reveal how three years as a research biologist in the Antarctic led to a lifetime involvement with that continent.

26 October 2023 – No lecture due to Jazz Festival.

2 November 2023
A welcome return visit by David Edwards, speaker on travel, adventure, geography and the environment, who will give a presentation on ‘Hawaii: The Pacific Anomaly’.

9 November 2023
Bird and wildlife expert Patrick Smiddy will provide a talk on ‘The Birds of County Cork’, looking at the status of birds in the county from the earliest records to the present day.

16 November 2023
Poet, novelist and critic Tom McCarthy will lecture on the topic ‘He kidnapped me, Swift’s innocent child’ – The extraordinary life and career of Francis Sylvester Mahony 1804-1866.

23 November 2023
‘An odyssey through the World of Light and How to make Use of it’, is the title of the presentation by Parnika Gupta, a PhD student at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork.

30 November 2023
Patrick Dillane, Senior Resident Engineer, will discuss the completion of the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade Scheme in Cork.


11 January 2024
Brian Callan, who has had a lifelong interest in philately and is a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of London, will discuss ‘The Postal History of Cork’.

18 January 2024
Stephen Murphy, PhD student at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, will talk about ‘Little Bits of Light: How optical communications have shaped the modern world’.

25 January 2024
Historian and author Diarmuid Ó Drisceoil will discuss an interesting and very relevant topic in his lecture entitled: ‘The story of the Kinsale Head gas field 1978 – 2023’.

1 February 2024
Expert amateur radio enthusiast John Ketch will explore the remarkable world of radio, past and present, in his presentation on ‘Wireless, Radio, Wireless?’

8 February 2024
Madeline Hutchins will recall Ireland’s first female botanist, who lived from 1785 to 1815, in ‘Ellen Hutchins of Ballylickey, Bantry Bay, botanist and botanical artist: her story from her letters’.

15 February 2024
Dr. Walter Messina of Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, will give a talk on ‘Biophotonics: a cocktail of light, life and physics (shaken, not stirred)’.

22 February 2024
Architectural historian and heritage professional, Dr. Danielle O’Donovan, will discuss ‘Nano Nagle’s Cork through space and time: a walking biography as critical pedagogy’.

29 February 2024
‘More Than A Boat: the people keeping Munster’s currachs and traditional wooden sailing craft alive’ is the title of the lecture by explorer, writer, photographer and broadcaster Jasper Winn,

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