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Waterford 1100 Monthly Talks

Professor Roy Foster for Waterford 1100 Talks

Waterford Treasures is delighted to announce Professor Roy Foster for the Waterford 1100 Talk in August. Professor Foster born in Waterford will give a talk entitled ‘The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland (and Waterford), 1890-1922′. His book on the subject will be published shortly. We are particularly pleased to offer people the opportunity to hear this brilliant man on a very topical theme in this Decade of Commemorations 1912-22. A room in the Bishop’s Palace top floor is devoted to this period in Waterford with storyboards and fascinating objects.

A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Roy was Professor of Modern British History at Birkbeck College, University of London and from 1991 the first Carroll Professor of Irish History at Oxford and a Fellow of Hertford College. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, of the Royal Historical Society and of the Royal Society of Literature and holds an Honorary Fellowship at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has received honorary degrees from six universities in Ireland, Scotland and Canada.

His many books on modern history and culture include The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland and biographies of Charles Stewart Parnell, Lord Randolph Churchill and of William Butler Yeats which won the James Tait Black Prize. He is also a well-known critic and broadcaster.

Speaker: Professor Roy Foster

Title: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland (and Waterford), 1890-1922

Venue: Medieval Museum

Date: Monday 11 August 2014

Time: 7.30pm

Admission: €5.00 (towards the Museum conservation fund)

Tickets available in advance from Bishop’s Palace Reception 051 849650/ [email protected]OR on the door.