The World Turned Upside Down: Lord Edward Fitzgerald, the British Army and the Cause of Irish Freedom (Big Weekend)

Tercentenary Hall, TBSI Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin, 152 - 160 Pearse St, Dublin 2, Dublin
Stella Tillyard

Lord Edward Fitzgerald, the British Army, and the battle for Irish Freedom. This illustrated talk begins at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, South Carolina, where Lord Edward Fitzgerald fought in the last battle of the American Revolution. Stella will argue that his journey to republicanism began on that battlefield and continued without interruption until 1798....

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Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918 (Big Weekend)

Tercentenary Hall, TBSI Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin, 152 - 160 Pearse St, Dublin 2, Dublin
Katja Hoyer

Before 1871, Germany was not a nation but an idea. Its founder, Otto von Bismarck, had a formidable task at hand. How would he bring thirty-nine individual states under the yoke of a single Kaiser, convincing proud Prussians, Bavarians and Rhinelanders to become Germans? Once united, could the young European nation wield enough power to...

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The Extraordinary Life of Rose Dugdale (Big Weekend)

Tercentenary Hall, TBSI Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin, 152 - 160 Pearse St, Dublin 2, Dublin
Sean O’Driscoll

The astonishing story of the English heiress who devoted her life to the IRA. She grew up in a Chelsea townhouse and on a Devon estate. She was presented to the Queen at Buckingham Palace as a debutante in 1958. She trained at Oxford as an academic economist and had a love affair with a female professor (who was...

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