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Oct

27

11:00

"The Devil's Chaplain": a talk on the life and times of Charles Darwin

Dr.Peter Boyle

  • 📅Tuesday, October 27, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM meeting (map)

When he left school at the age of sixteen in 1825 , Charles Darwin said about himself that "I was considered by all my masters and by my father as a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard in intellect”. And yet when he died in 1882 his name was a household word. Today Darwin is arguably the most written about and most widely discussed scientist of all time. It could also be said that no other scientist in history was to cause such a dramatic change in how ordinary people understood themselves and their place in the world. This talk will review the life, times, and career of this extraordinary man.

Dr Peter Boyle is a Fellow Emeritus of Trinity. He was brought up in County Sligo in the house in which the famous Cambridge mathematician, Sir Gabriel Stokes (of 'Stoke's Law' fame) was born. He was educated in The King's Hospital School in Dublin and then in Trinity College, where he was elected a Scholar and then took a moderatorship in chemistry, followed by a Ph.D. He joined the academic staff of Trinity and was elected a Fellow of the College in 1972. He remained working in Trinity until his retirement, with periods abroad working in USA and Germany. In 2015 he published a new book on the Provosts of Trinity College.


Nov

03

00:00

In conversation with Lindsay Armstrong - A Musical Life

DLDK Music Appreciation Group: Liz Csibi

  • 📅Tuesday, November 3, 2020
  • 🕥00:00 - 00:00
  • 🏟ZOOM meeting (map)

Lindsay Armstrong has had a long and musical life having been involved with a number of orchestras including the RTE Symphony Orchestra, the New Ireland Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of St Cecilia. He was also the first General Manager of the National Concert Hall Dublin and a Director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Elizabeth Csibi, a Zoom member of U3A, equally has enjoyed a long and active performing career. She was a member of the RTE Symphony Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Cecilia, the 20th Century ensemble Concorde and has toured widely.

Elizabeth joined the String Faculty of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 1989 and was appointed to the newly created position of Head of String Faculty in 1995. In 2010 Elizabeth was awarded a Fellowship Honoris Causa from the Royal Irish Academy of Music for her services to music in Ireland.


Nov

10

11:00

" My Grandmother:An Irish Red Cross Pioneer"

AGM & VIP Guest Speaker Roland Evans

  • 📅Tuesday, November 10, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM meeting (map)


Nov

24

11:00

The Music of Verdi!

Courtesy of our Music Appreciation group

  • 📅Tuesday, November 24, 2020
  • 🕥11:00 - 12:00
  • 🏟ZOOM meeting (map)





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