Following on from our successful Spring Lecture Series, the Belfast Charitable Society are proud to announce that a second Autumn Series has been confirmed. The series is entitled ‘Shared History & Contested Events’ examining some of the key personalities and events in the centenary year of Armistice Day and the pivitol 1918 General Election. The first in which women had a vote. The lectures will be delivered by authorities on this period:

18 October: ‘Lord Carson of Duncairn: From Irish Unionist to Ulster Defender’ – Dr Éamon Phoenix (Political Historian and Broadcaster)

25 October: Joseph Devlin (1871-1934)- Jim McDermott (Local Historian)

1 November: Ulster Political Misfits (1870-1950) – Dr Margaret Ward (Feminist Historian)

8 November: Casement Revisited – John Gray (Former Librarian Linen Hall Library)

15 November: Armistice Day 1918 in Symposium – Philip Orr (Playwright and Historian) and Dr Éamon Phoenix

22 November: The Point of No Return: The 1918 General Election in Ireland and Belfast and its Consequences’ – Dr Éamon Phoenix

•Thursdays 7pm • cost £7.50 or entire series £40
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