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Oct

02

11:30

The Manesse manuscript: Germany's Book of Kells?

Tim Jackson

  • 📅Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • 🕥11:30 - 12:30
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule (map)

This talk will describe a manuscript that was probably produced in the late 13th or early 14th century in Zürich. Probably the best known medieval manuscript from the German-speaking region of the time, it comprises an anthology of lyric poetry of various kinds: amorous, political, social. However, it is best known to the general public for over a hundred colourful, full-page illustrations of the different poets that it contains, sometimes portraying them in situations drawn from their poetry and with accompanying heraldic information. The talk will give some background information and look more closely at the content of the illustrations.

Tim Jackson spent his working life in the German department, Trinity College Dublin. Most of his research involved medieval German literature, in particular the saint’s legend and the romance, with a strong interest in the ways in which meaning is conveyed in medieval German texts.


Oct

16

11:30

Any Questiontime

A Panel discussion, moderated by DLDK Chairman, Donal Denham

  • 📅Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • 🕥11:30 - 12:30
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule (map)

We have invited a panel of distinguished speakers to give their perspective on current affairs topics,with questions supplied in advance by the audience.

Panel:

The panel, at date of writing, will be:

John Bolton, U3A DLDK member

Dr.Rose Anne Kenny, Professor of Medical Gerontology, TCD [TILDA & MISA]

Isolde Moylan, Amb. retd. & member

Pádraig Murphy, Amb.of Ireland, retd.

Ian Parsley, Chair, European Movement NI

& Panel Monitor, Donal Denham ( DLDK Chair).

Topical questions on a broad range of current affairs issues are invited on e.g. Brexit; US Mid Term elections; on Russia; Northern Ireland; the Middle East; the Papal Visit, on Ageism; Homelessness, on the Irish Presidential Election; the Future of the EU, on Bureaucracy in our Health Services; on No Country for Old People and on any other topic you may wish to raise.


Oct

30

11:30

"Who do we think we are?"; ancient genomes and Irish origins

Dr. Dan Bradley

  • 📅Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • 🕥11:30 - 12:30
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule (map)

Dr.Bradley will explain how human genetics can be used to understand better the patterns and processes underlying genetic variations which exist on our island. Ancient DNA is now an archaeological tool, enabling genetic postcoding of discoveries of human remains, which is rewriting the history of European colonisation.

Ancient genomes, the investigation of 10.000 years of animal genetics, also assists in improvements in the breeding and production of disease-resistant cattle, sheep and goats, a major economic benefit.


Nov

13

10:30

DLDK AGM & 2019 Membership Renewal opportunity

Chair & Group Officers, Members

  • 📅Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule (map)


Nov

20

10:30

Membership Renewal for 2019

No speaker

  • 📅Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule (map)


Nov

27

10:30

A Musical Celebration

  • 📅Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • 🕥10:30 - 12:00
  • 🏟St. Joseph's Parish Hall, Glasthule (map)

A programme of Music and Poetry selected and presented by

Aisling Drury Byrne (Cello), Mircea Petcu (Violin) and Elizabeth Gaffney (Flute)





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