The History Show

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    The History Show Sunday 24 May 2015

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    Left-Handedness

    Lorcan Clancy reports on the history of left-handedness, and where the negative associations with being a 'citóg' actually come from.  Then, Doctor Brendan Kelly, a consultant psychiatrist, joins Myles to talk about the theories and speculation surrounding left-handers.

    Waterloo - The Aftermath

    Our May book club choice is 'Waterloo: The Aftermath' by Paul O'Keeffe. To talk about it, Myles was joined by Brian Cathcart, Hugh Gough and Jennifer Wellington.

    Dromana House

    This summer marks the 800th anniversary of Dromana House in West Waterford.  Historian Julian Walton tells us about its rich and varied history which includes sieges, battles, as well as alliances made and broken.

    Indian Students in Dublin

    Conor Mulvagh on the Indian students in Dublin from 1913 - 1916, and whether they were scholars or subversives.

    Left-Handedness

    Lorcan Clancy reports on the history of left-handedness, and where the negative associations with being a 'citóg' actually come from.  Then, Doctor Brendan Kelly, a consultant psychiatrist, joins Myles to talk about the theories and speculation surrounding left-handers.

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    Left Handedness

    Lorcan Clancy talks to Riks Smits about the history of left handednes. Prof Brendan Kelly talks to Myles about the topic as well as attitudes to being homosexual in the world of psychiatry over the years.
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    Napoleon

    Hugh Gough, Brian Cathcart and Jennifer Wellington discuss May's book club choice Waterloo - the Aftermath by Paul O'Keeffe.

    Waterloo - The Aftermath

    Our May book club choice is 'Waterloo: The Aftermath' by Paul O'Keeffe. To talk about it, Myles was joined by Brian Cathcart, Hugh Gough and Jennifer Wellington.

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    800 Years of Dromana

    Historian, Julian Walton on 800 years of Dromana House.

    Dromana House

    This summer marks the 800th anniversary of Dromana House in West Waterford.  Historian Julian Walton tells us about its rich and varied history which includes sieges, battles, as well as alliances made and broken.

    Indian Students in Dublin

    Conor Mulvagh on the Indian students in Dublin from 1913 - 1916, and whether they were scholars or subversives.

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    Churchill/Dev 1945 Exchange

    UCD historian Conor Mulvagh on Dev's reaction to Winston Churchill's victory speech after WWII in which he excoriated Dev for his conduct during the war.

    About The Show

    Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past.

    We want to help explain ourselves to ourselves. We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues. Our ultimate goal is to make The History Show the primary port of call for those with an intense or even a modest interest in the subject. We want to entice the casual and the curious to join us in celebrating the past.

    Our aim is to create informative, reflective, stimulating and above all, entertaining radio.

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