Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Tuesday, 1st April 2008-Hennessy Lecture Takes Place at RCSI

01 April 2008

Professor John Sweeney, recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, today delivered the Hennessy Lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). The lecture on ‘Climate Change: Fact, Fiction, Our Future?’ was hosted by the Department of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics (MCT) at RCSI.


Pictured from l to r are Ms. Kay McKeon, MCT; Dr. Orna Tighe, MCT; Professor John Sweeney; Professor John Waddington, MCT and Professor David Croke, MCT.

Professor Sweeney leads a research programme into the impact of climate change, including the production of climate scenarios for Ireland for mid-and-end century. As one of the contributing authors and review editors of the recently published Fourth Assessment Report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), he shared with fellow climatologists the 2007 Nobel Prize.


Professor John Sweeney, who delvered the Hennessy Lecture on ‘Climate Change: Fact, Fiction, Our Future?’


Dr Oran Kennedy, Mr Damien Martin and Professor David Croke.


Dr. Orna Tighe, MCT; Dr. Maria Morgan, MCT and Dr Steve Kerrigan, MCT.