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January 23: 1916 Symposium ‘Remember the Past’

1916 Symposium ‘Remember the Past’ St. Patricks Cathedral January 23

As Ireland prepares to mark the momentous centenaries that 2016 will bear witness to, the year of commemoration begins with a one-day symposium on January 23 that asks the question ‘what role should remembering the past play in our lives today?’  

Distinguished speakers Kerry Houston (Head of Department of Academic Studies, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama), Nigel Biggar (Professor of Moral Theology at Oxford University), Mary Daly (President of the Royal Irish Academy), Brad Anderson (Mater Dei Institute) and Wolfgang Marx (UCD) will guide the audience through the ethics of remembrance, the difference between history and memory, as well as what scripture teaches about commemoration.  The symposium will also include performances of music from students of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama that will show how music can be used to explore commemoration.

The symposium runs from 10.00 until 16.00 on Saturday 23January and will take place in the Lady Chapel of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. There is a cover charge of €10, which includes lunch (Please note that there is no cover charge for DIT students and staff). Early booking is advised and places can be reserved online here or by emailing community@stpatrickscathedral.ie or telephoning 01 453 9472.