NI Centenary Talks Programme 2021

NI Centenary Talks Programme 2021

As part of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Centenary Programme, marking 100 years since the foundation of Northern Ireland, we are pleased to announce a new series of talks.  The programme reflects on a range of Centenary-related themes, including history, sports, industry, the arts and identity, and feature Dr Éamon Phoenix, Dr Cormac Moore, Roy Greer, Professor Steve Royle, Paula McFetridge and Professor Fearghal McGarry. Other speakers or events will be announced.

The talks are free to attend, and will be hosted online at 7pm each evening.  The line-up includes:

  • 13 April 2021 – Dr Éamon Phoenix – Partition and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1900-22 (featuring a video presentation of rare footage by Ann Donnelly of NI Screen)
  • 13 May 2021 – Dr Cormac Moore – The Impact of Partition, from Politics to Culture and Society
  • 17 June 2021 – Roy Greer – ‘What’s yours is mine, what’s mine is yours’: Ulster-Scots-Irish
  • 23 June 2021 – Dr Steve Royle – ‘From the clanging of metal to the clinking of coin’: industry in Ulster
  • 16 September 2021 – Paula McFetridge – ‘One Hundred Years of Northern Irish Arts’
  • 11 October 2021 – Professor Fearghal McGarry – The killing of Sir Henry Wilson: an Irish Tragedy
  • 18 November 2021 – Stephen Watson and guests (tbc) – An evening with Stephen Watson: 100 years of sport in Northern Ireland

To Register:

You will need to register via Eventbrite to view the talks.  Please follow the link below to see a full list of upcoming talks.

An email with a link to the livestream will be sent out to attendees 24hrs prior to the talks taking place.

Alternatively, if you are having difficulties with the booking process, or need assistance, then you can book the talks directly through reception.  Please telephone 02892663377 or email [email protected]

GDPR: The museum will use your contact details only to communicate with you via email about the talks.


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