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An Iconic Belfast Institution:

The Belfast Charitable Society and its Pivotal Role in the Social, Economic and Political Life of Georgian and Victorian Belfast.

Belfast Charitable Society are proud to announce the return of our Reconciliation Fund supported President’s Talk Series this year marking the 270th year of The First Great Charity of this Town.

The lectures will be via Room and Zoom, taking place every Thursday evening at 7pm throughout February. Each lecture will last approximately 60 minutes followed by a Q&A session.

·         Thursday 2nd February 2023 – Child Welfare and Education in the Industrialising Town of Belfast – Olwen Purdue in Conversation with Lauren Smyth

·         Thursday 9th February 2023 – ‘Doing the Needful’: Belfast Charitable Society and its Outdoor Relief Scheme – with Aaron McIntyre

·         Thursday 16th February – From New Orleans to Clifton Street: slavery and freedom in nineteenth century Belfast – with Dr Jonathan Wright.

·         Thursday 23rd February – The New Burying Ground, Père Lachaise and Belfast’s forgotten cemeteries – with John Ó Neill

Block tickets for room and zoom are now available to buy here. Tickets for individual lectures will be released at a later date.


Zoom codes are unique for each talk and will be sent out on the morning of the event to the email address provided at registration.