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‘Beguiling and Brilliant - The Medics of RCSI' public talk to be explored Culture Night 2014

03 September 2014

RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) will open its doors to the public on St. Stephen's Green for Culture Night 2014 on Friday 19th September. Two historic tours of the College will take place either side of a lecture from 5pm-8pm on the night. The tours and lecture are completely free of charge to the public.

Meadhbh will give a lecture free of charge to the public on Culture Night
Meadhbh Murphy, Archivist at the RCSI Heritage Collections, will give a talk to the public called "Beguiling and Brilliant: The Medics of RCSI" at 6pm at the College. In this talk Meadhbh will speak about the pioneers, founders and inventors of new surgical techniques and instruments who are associated with RCSI. Be they students or staff they helped forge medical advancements that benefit patients daily. The lives of a few of these RCSI people, such as William Wallace, Emily Winifred Dickson, Sir Charles Cameron and Oliver St John Gogarty will be brought to light in this talk.
Two tours of the College will also be held on Culture Night, at 5pm and 7pm. These will be led by Head and Deputy Head Porters, Frank Donegan and Bryan Sheils, will last approximately one hour. During the tour attendees will learn the history of the College, the local area and the part RCSI has played in Irish history including when the building at 123 St Stephen's Green was seized by rebels led by Michael Mallin and Constance Markievicz during the 1916 Easter Rising. 

Culture Night tours of RCSI will be led by porters (l-r) Bryan and Frank

Culture Night at RCSI is free of charge to the public but booking is essential due to limited capacity. To register for a tour of the College or for the ‘Medics of RCSI' lecture, visit Spaces will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
RCSI is part of the South Georgian Quarter on Culture Night and this is the third time RCSI has participated the annual event. Culture Night is a night to explore, experience and enjoy culture in all its forms in Dublin and across 30 towns, cities and counties in Ireland. Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances for the public to enjoy.
RCSI is a not-for-profit health sciences institute which focuses on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide. RCSI is headquartered in Dublin and is a recognised College of the National University of Ireland. In 2010, RCSI was granted independent degree awarding status by the State, which enables the College to award degrees alongside its traditional powers to award licentiates.

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