TITLE - Developments at Stormont:whither Northern Ireland?
Leader - Ian Parsley

Tue, 07/04/2020

10:30 - 12:00 

Ian Parsley, skilled political commentator and Chair of the European Movement in Northern Ireland, returns to DLDK to update us on the re-emergence of community government in Northern Ireland and the implications of Brexit on it's future.


TITLE - IRISH BOTANICAL ART: drawn from nature
Leader - Dr.Patricia Butler

Tue, 28/04/2020

10:30 - 12:00 

This wide-ranging talk will include the following topics: the history of botanical illustration in a European context; Irish botanical illustrators from c. 1729; plant illustration as part of the Ordnance Survey of Ireland from c. 1835 onward, and women and their contribution to Irish botanical illustration in the 19th century. Patricia is Guest Curator for the exhibition ‘Drawn from Nature’, which takes place from 7th March to 21st June at the National Gallery of Ireland.


TITLE - Classical Architecture;are there any rules?
Leader - Dr.Edward McParland

Tue, 12/05/2020

10:30 - 12:00 

With a large ‘fan base’, including many of our members, we are delighted to welcome Dr McParland to U3A DLDK to talk about a subject that continues to intrigue him. Much of the literature on classical architecture gives the impression that it is governed by strict rules concerning proportion, ornament and detail. But just as in literature the rules of grammar may be stretched or broken in the interests of expression, so in architecture the originality of architects has always required flexibility in interpreting the remains of antique Greece and Rome. He promises to illustrate ‘some of the more freakish examples of this’ in his talk.


TITLE - Jonathan Swift; satirist,essayist,pamphleteer,cleric & POET, "Dean Swift"
Leader - Dr.Andrew Carpenter

Tue, 26/05/2020

10:30 - 12:00 

“They think it’s the best thing I ever wrote, and I think so too’. So said Swift of his poem ‘A Description of a City Shower’ published in 1710. Swift is less well-known for his poetry, an aspect that Dr Carpenter will be examining.


TITLE - The Dublin-Belfast Railway line, a vital all Ireland link
Leader - Dr.Ronald Cox

Tue, 09/06/2020

10:30 - 12:00 

Dr Cox is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Dept of Civil, Structural& Environmental Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, His recent books include Ireland’s Bridges (2003) and Ireland’s Civil Engineering Heritage (2013).


TITLE - Passage Graves
Leader - Dr.George Sevastopulo

Tue, 23/06/2020

10:30 - 12:00 

Following his memorable talk on the Burren last Autumn, Dr Sevastopulo returns this time with a subject chosen by himself. We are delighted to welcome him back.



Print Date: 07 Apr 2020