Upcoming Events at the Worth Library

On Wednesday 19th July 2017 there will be an Open Day to mark the launch of an exhibition on ‘Early Modern Obstetrics at the Edward Worth Library’. All are welcome. For further information click here



On Friday 17th November 2017 there will be a Joint Workshop of the Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club and the Edward Worth Library on ‘Botany in Early Modern Ireland’. This will be followed by a viewing of a small botanical exhibition in the Worth Library, which will include works and images from the Botanical Gardens, the Edward Worth Library, the National Library and Trinity College Dublin. Admission is free but booking is required. To book, please e-mail eaboran@tcd.ie by 10 November 2017. For information about the programme click here

Worth Library Seminar Series

‘The Birth of the Irish Enlightenment’           

by Professor Michael Brown (University of Aberdeen)

This lecture will take place on April 6th, 2017 at 2.00pm in the Edward Worth Library and marks the launch of Dr Brendan Power’s exhibition ‘Deism and the Early Enlightenment at the Worth Library’.

Please note that seating is limited at the Worth and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

An Open Day for the exhibition ‘Deism and the Early Enlightenment at the Worth Library’ will be held on Thursday 20 April: 10.00am – 4.00pm.

All are welcome.

Lunchtime Lecture & Open day for Maths Week – Worth Library

19 October 2016: Open Day for Maths Week (10.00am-4.00pm). This will feature a small exhibition of  early modern mathematical works in the Edward Worth Library, Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8. For more information about the Worth Library see www.edwardworthlibrary.ie 

20 October 2016: Lunchtime lecture by Dr Maurice O’Reilly

‘Mathematical works in the Edward Worth Library (1733): the collection and its significance’

This will take place at 1.00pm in the Worth Library and is intended to mark Maths Week. Spaces are limited and will allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Gaelic Medical Learning and its Cultural Afterlife Lunchtime Series

Royal Irish Academy 1pm Lunchtime Lecture Series

Gaelic Medical Learning and its Cultural Afterlife

4 November 2015 Medical writing in Irish, 1350–1650: treatises on pathology DR AOIBHEANN NIC DHONNCHADHA, DIAS

11 November 2015 Lucht leighis: healers and healing in Irish popular tradition by DR BAIRBRE NÍ FHLOINN, UCD

18 November 2015 The changing world of a Gaelic medic: Dermot O’Meara and early Stuart Ireland by DR DAVID EDWARDS, UCC

25 November 2015 Sylvester O’Halloran (1728–1807): romantic, antiquary and surgeon by DR CLARE O’HALLORAN, UCC

2 December 2015 Dr John Fergus: eighteenth-century doctor and book collector by DIARMAID Ó CATHÁIN

EXHIBITION — The series is accompanied by an exhibition, ‘Gaelic medical manuscripts from the Academy collections’, featuring some of the most important medical texts in the Irish language. 30 October–11 December, 2015 • Monday–Friday, 10.00–17.00 hours (except conference days – please check http://www.ria.ie/library for details). Contact: 01-609 0620 or library@ria.ie to arrange group visits.