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
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 email@example.com to arrange group visits.