Davis Now Lectures

Davis Now Lectures

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Davis Now Lectures Wednesday 22 July 2020

The RTÉ Radio 1 DAVIS NOW LECTURES podcast presents new or previously broadcast commissioned lectures on timely subjects from Ireland's finest scholars, thinkers and artists. The inspiration for the podcast is the iconic RTÉ THOMAS DAVIS lectures which for over half a century since 1953 featured newly written radio talks on a host of subjects. Listen and subscribe here, or search 'Davis Now Lectures' in your podcast app.

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Educationalist John Coolahan on the precarious relationship which existed between the Irish state and its libraries for much of the 20th century in his talk 'UnRealised Potential: Ireland's Public Libraries and Our Schools' from the 2002 series marking 100 years of Carnegie Libraries in Ireland.

Diarmuid Ferriter - The Post-War Public Library Service in Ireland: Bring Books to the Remotest Hamlets and Hills

Historian Diarmuid Ferriter in his talk 'The Post-War Public Library Service in Ireland: Bring Books to the Remotest Hamlets and Hills' from the 2002 series marking 100 years of Carnegie Libraries in Ireland, refers to a 1947 speech made by future president of Ireland, Erskine Childers on his vision for public libraries.

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