TITLE - Chester Beatty's Gift of a Lifetime
Leader - Dr. Diana Delia

Tue, 13/04/2021

11:00 - 12:00  ZOOM meeting

This talk focuses on the man and his times, how his collection developed, and why both came to Ireland. If time permits, at the end, a sampling of the Chester Beatty's treasures will be briefly introduced. Dr. Diana Delia was a professor of Ancient History and Classical Languages in the U.S. before retiring to Ireland. For many years she has volunteered as a tour guide at the Chester Beatty. Diana, a member of our Steering Group, is responsible for setting up and running a new U3A DLDK sub group ‘Latin for Beginners’ commencing April.

TITLE - Members' Music Choice
Leader - Music Group Meeting ✽

Tue, 20/04/2021

11:00 - 12:15  ZOOM meeting

A number of members have 'volunteered' to present their choice of music and, quizzed by our Chairperson, Barbara, will tell us why it appeals to them. The choice of music is expected to be eclectic! If the feedback to the event is positive, the Music Group Committee will be inviting other members to present their choice in the autumn. ✽ Note: Music Group Meetings are open to both Full members and Zoom members to attend.

Leader -

Tue, 20/04/2021

10:30 - 12:30 

TITLE - “I liked the early stuff…” A Poetry Reading by Dr. Iggy McGovern
Leader -

Tue, 27/04/2021

11:00 - 12:00  ZOOM meeting

This not so gentle put down casts writers as progressive and readers as regressive. But, does it hold true for the writer as well? In this reading of my poems, I will be reflecting on this idea, noting that some themes survive to the (bitter?) end… Dr. Iggy McGovern is Fellow Emeritus in Physics at Trinity College. He has published three collections of poetry with Dedalus Press –The King of Suburbia(2005), Safe House(2010) and The Eyes of Isaac Newton(2017). His verse biography of Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton, A Mystic Dream of 4(2013) is published by Quaternia Press. Awards include The Hennessy Award for Poetry and The Glen Dimplex New Writers Award for Poetry.

TITLE - 'Our Malleable Memories'
Leader - Dr. Gillian Murphy

Tue, 11/05/2021

11:00 - 12:00  ZOOM meeting

If we remember something, is it true? In this talk we will discuss research on the malleability of memory; how we can distort memories of past events or even plant entirely false memories of events that never occurred. We will discuss the implications of this research for our day-to-day lives as well as exploring whether there are benefits to our malleable memory systems. Dr Gillian Murphy is a lecturer in the School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork. Her research investigates ways in which we can experience cognitive failures in day-to-day life, with a focus on attention and memory. Her research has been funded by the Irish Research Council, Royal Irish Academy and the Health Research Board and she is a former Fulbright scholar.

TITLE - 'A glimpse of rural India'
Leader - Dr. Sara McMurry

Tue, 25/05/2021

11:00 - 12:00  ZOOM meeting

Dr. McMurry will give a talk, illustrated with her photographs, about her volunteer work teaching in small rural schools in Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. She has spent 3 years as a volunteer in several rural schools, and her book, "Re-Tyred" is based on her experiences. As the info with the book says "she paints a vivid and enticing picture of India as "a country teeming with life and enormous vitality" and as she says "despite their poverty, the energy and resilience of the village and street people is inspiring".

TITLE - 'Jane Austen and her men'
Leader - Dr. Conor McCarthy

Tue, 08/06/2021

11:00 - 12:00  ZOOM meeting

TITLE - 'Evolution: It hasn't gone away you know'
Leader - Dr. David McConnell

Tue, 22/06/2021

11:00 - 12:00  ZOOM meeting

Print Date: 12 Apr 2021