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Thursday, 21 January 2016

On podcast: 1916 lecture at London's Irish Embassy

At the Irish Embassy in London earlier this week, the first of this year's Embassy Lectures Series was presented by historian Professor Joe Lee, Glucksman Chair of Irish History and Professor of Irish Studies at New York University.

In his topic – The Easter Rising 1916: why did it happen & how did it change Ireland? – Professor Lee explored some of the factors that led to the Rising and the key figures involved. During a lively Q&A following the lecture, Professor Lee and Ambassador Dan Mulhall delved further into the complexities of 1916.

A recording (1hr 9mins) of the event is now available (free) on Soundcloud, which you can listen to below.

The event is part of a series of discussions the Embassy will be organising to explore the themes around the Ireland 2016 programme. See Ireland 2016 in Britain for details of the programme.