Doctors for Export

Prof. Greta Jones Emeritus Professor, Ulster University The origins of this book are in 2004. In that year, due  to the generosity  of  the Wellcome Trust, I received a grant allowing two years respite from teaching and administration at Ulster University to investigate the history of Irish doctor emigration from Ireland. The period chosen was … More Doctors for Export

The Character of Scientific Speech: John Tyndall’s American Lecture Tour

Diarmid A. Finnegan Geography, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University, Belfast In September 1872, lists of visiting speakers appearing in the advertising columns of American newspapers gave every impression that the upcoming lecture season would prove to be the best yet. “What a cataract of foreign manufactures we are to have,” one writer … More The Character of Scientific Speech: John Tyndall’s American Lecture Tour