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Professor John Carey has been appointed O’Donnell Lecturer in Celtic Studies at the University of Oxford
Professor John Carey has been appointed O’Donnell Lecturer in Celtic Studies at the University of Oxford, for the academic year 2019-2020. The O’Donnell Lectures were established in 1954 in honour of Charles James O’Donnell; under the terms of his bequest the lectures can examine British or Celtic elements in the English language or in the existing population of England. The first O’Donnell Lecturer was J.R.R. Tolkien.
Previous O’Donnell Lecturers from UCC have been the late Donnchadh Ó Corráin, Professor of Medieval History (1996-1997: ‘Vikings in Ireland and Britain, Reconsiderations’); and Máire Herbert, Professor Emerita in Early and Medieval Irish (2008-2009: ‘British Saints in Ireland, Irish Saints in Britain: The View from Hagiography’).