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This month, we are offering you the chance to book our next three talks with one ticket purchase. This ticket will give you full access to our online events on the 14th, 21st and 28th August at 1pm:

Doctors & Disease: The Medical History of the Poor House Online Talk – August 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore the medical history of the Poor House as recorded in our archives, from the different medical establishments we supported, to the patients and the doctors who treated them. The talk will examine the Poor House response to the epidemics of the 19th century and will include the biographies of key medical professionals associated with Clifton House, from Dr William Drennan, through to the 1798 American exile Dr White and the Purdon medical dynasty.

HERstory: The Women of Clifton House Online Talk – August 21 @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm

This talk will explore the history of Clifton House through the lives of the women who were involved with the Belfast Charitable Society; from well-known figures such as Mary Ann McCracken and the role of the Ladies Committee,  through to the matron and the other women who drove the direction of charity in Belfast throughout the centuries. Delve into this fascinating topic based on original research in our archives.

Philanthropy Past & Present: From the ‘Founding Fathers’ to the 21st Century Online Talk – August 28 @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm

To mark the 267th anniversary of the foundation of the Belfast Charitable in 1752 this talk will explore the lives and motivations of those ‘Founding Fathers’ who were present in the George Tavern when the Society was formed, as well as the key early members who fought for over 20 years to construct the Poor House. The talk will conclude with an overview of some of the ongoing work of Belfast Charitable Society today.

Bundle ticket for all three talks is £15

All our online talks are facilitated by our knowledgeable staff and volunteers using Zoom. Numbers for these hour-long sessions will be limited to allow for Q&A sessions at the end.

The Meeting ID to join the online tour will be sent out the morning of each of the talks.