School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Arbuthnott Lecture 2017 - Mary Daly

This event has now passed but you can hear a recording of this Arbuthnott Lecture.

Mary E. Daly is Professor Emeritus in Modern Irish History at University College Dublin. In 2014 she was elected as the first woman President of the Royal Irish Academy in the Academy's 229-year history. In addition to a career as a teacher and researcher in modern Irish history, spanning more than forty years, she has been Principal of the College of Arts and Celtic Studies at UCD. She is a member of the Irish government's Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations, and in 2015 was appointed as a Commissioner to investigate the history of Ireland's mother and baby homes.

She will be speaking on 'Independence and Sovereignty - rhetoric and reality; the Irish story'.

About the Arbuthnott Lecture

This lecture is an annual event funded by a trust established by the friends and family of Justin Arbuthnott, an Edinburgh University History student who was drowned along with three friends one night in July 1989 when their boat capsized off the coast near County Donegal in Ireland.

The Justin Arbuthnott Trust, held by the University, provides a postgraduate scholarship each year and this lecture, both of which are designed to promote the better understanding of Ireland and various complex relationships which link Ireland and Britain.

May 10 2017 -

Arbuthnott Lecture 2017 - Mary Daly

Mary E. Daly, Professor Emeritus in Modern Irish History at University College Dublin, will deliver the 2017 Arbuthnott Lecture on Wednesday 10 May. (Published 6 April 2017)

Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Doorway 3, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG