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Past Guest Speakers

2016-17

 

Professor Louise Richardson FRSE, Vice Chancellor of Oxford University

 

Lynn Ruane, Irish Senator and political activist

 

Professor Jane Ohlmeyer MRIA

 

Sir Richard Lambert

 

2015-16

 

Michael Marsh

 

Dr Margaret McMillan OC, Warden of St Antony’s College, Oxford

 

Professor John Kelly, Professor of English and Emeritus Research Fellow of St John’s College Oxford

 

Lord Puttnam, Kt CBE HonFRSA HonFRPS MRIA

 

2014-15

 

Hugo MacNeill, Chairman of the Irish Chapter of The Ireland Funds

 

Prof. Frances P. Ruane, Director of the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin

Sir William  Sargent, CEO & Joint Founder of Framestore

Daniel Mulhall, HE The Ambassador of Ireland to UK

 

2013-14

 

John Walsh, writer and commentator

 

Katharine Whitehorn, journalist, author and broadcaster

 

Sir Robert Rogers KCB, Clerk of the House of Commons

 

Seán Barrett, Irish economist and politician

 

2012-13

 

Michael Bogdanov, international theatre director

 

Conor Burns MP

 

Willie Walsh (TCD 1992), CEO of International Airlines Group, a merger of British Airways and Iberia

 

Charles Lysaght, eminent Dubliner: a lawyer, author and journalist

 

2011-12

 

Dr Patrick Prendergast (TCD 1987), Provost of Trinity College Dublin

 

The Hon Mr Justice Deeny (TCD 1973), High Court judge of the Supreme Court of Judicature in Northern Ireland

 

The Hon Desmond Guinness LLD

 

Prof Sebastian Balfour (TCD 1964), Emeritus Professor of Contemporary Spanish Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science

 

2010-11

 

Lucinda Creighton TD, Minister of State for European Affairs

 

Hamish McRae, Associate Editor and principal economic commentator of The Independent

 

Prof Robert Winston, Professor of Science and Society & Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College, London

 

Mary Harney TD, Minister for Health & Children, Dáil Éireann

 

2009-10

 

Roy F Foster (TCD 1971) Carroll Professor of Irish History, Hertford College, Oxford and Ireland’s leading historian

 

Sir Thomas Harris CMG KBE Vice Chairman of Standard Chartered Capital Markets Ltd.

 

Provost Dr John Hegarty (TCD) and Prof Dermot Kelleher (TCD) Head of TCD School of Medicine

 

The Rt. Hon. The Viscountess Bridgeman (Harriet Turton 1964) founder of the Bridgeman Art Library

 

2008-09

 

Michael Longley, poet, winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and other prizes

 

Dr Ian Paisley MP MLA recent First Minister of N. Ireland and leader of the DUP

 

Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

 

Prof. Lord Ara Darzi KBE surgeon & Minister of Health

 

2007-08

 

John Fingleton, CE Office of Fair Trading

 

Senator Shane Ross, Independent TCD Senator

 

Prof Dermot McAleese, Pro Chancellor TCD

 

Robert Fisk, journalist, The Independent

 

2006-2007

 

Frank Miller, Editor of The Irish Times, London edition

 

Lord Smith of Clifton, formerly Vice Chancellor University of Ulster

 

Jennifer Johnston, writer

 

Dr Garret FitzGerald,  former Taoiseach

 

2005-2006

 

Ruth Dudley Edwards, journalist

 

Prof John Hegarty, Provost of TCD

 

H.E. Daithi O’Ceallaigh, Irish Ambassador

 

Prof Ivana Bacik, Reid Professor of Criminal Law TCD