The Jennifer O'Reilly Memorial Lecture series

Professor Emerita Máire Herbert MRIA, Early and Medieval Irish, UCC, will deliver the Lecture: ‘At the Ends of the Earth: Conversion and its consequences in some Insular Sources’. The Memorial Lecture will take place at 4pm on Friday, 12th April, 2019. Venue: West Wing 9. A reception will follow at 5pm.

The Memorial Lecture in honour of Jennifer O’Reilly was established in 2017 by the School of History. Each year a distinguished scholar is invited to speak on either the writings of Bede or medieval iconography, two subjects that Dr O’Reilly explored in her research and teaching. The lecture normally takes place in the last week of April.

  • The first Memorial Lecture, on Bede and Cassiodorus, was delivered in 2017 by Dr Alan Thacker, the Institute of Historial Research.


  • The second Memorial Lecture, ‘Venerating the Cross around the year 800 in Anglo-Saxon England’, was delivered in 2018 by Professor Jane Hawkes, University of York.

          Download the 2018 Memorial Lecture


  • The lecturer in April 2019 will be Professor Máire Herbert, University College Cork.

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