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We are delighted to announce that our President’s Talk series returns each Thursday evening in November 2022. This year the talks will features an array of speakers from historical and legal fields who will explore the shared history and contested narratives tied to the Society and the developing Belfast of that time.

The third talk of the series will be delivered by Professor Christine Kinealy on ‘The Poor Law and Belfast’s Hidden Famine’.

** Please note Professor Christine Kinealy will be delivering her talk via zoom from America, and won’t be in Clifton House in person**

Professor Christine Kinealy is a founding director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Christine has researched extensively on Ireland’s Great Hunger and, more recently, the Irish abolition movement. Her publications include The Hidden Famine: Hunger, Poverty and Sectarianism in Belfast 1840 – 50 (with Gerard MacAtasney, London, 2000), Charity and the Great Hunger: The Kindness of Strangers (New York, 2013) and Black Abolitionists in Ireland (Abingdon, 2020).

Please note Zoom codes will be sent the morning of the talk, and throughout the day for those tickets booked after 10am. If you have not received your zoom link email by 3pm, please firstly check your spam folder in your email before contacting Clifton House on 028 9099 7022.


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