2018 will see the launch of a Spring lecture series at Clifton House presented by Dr Eamon Phoenix and guests.  This series has been made possible by funding from Belfast Charitable Society and the Good Relations Council at Belfast City Council.

The Decade of Centenaries has provided an opportunity for a broad variety to people to learn, discuss and discover the lesser known stories of this dramatic and world-changing ten years.

Clifton House, Belfast’s oldest working building, is the perfect venue to host  this series.  The lectures will be held over six consecutive Thursday nights, commencing on February 1st 2018.  They will start at 7.30pm each week.  They will cover a wide range of topics from the work of the Belfast Charitable Society through to the partition of Ireland.  The full programme of talks is as follows:

Thursday 1 February: Dr Éamon Phoenix – ‘Belfast Charitable Society – Where The History of Belfast Begins.’

Thursday 8 February: Dr Éamon Phoenix – ‘From the UVF Man in the Gresham Hotel to the Belfast Man Sentenced to Death: Northern Narratives of the 1916 Rising’

Thursday 15 February: Dr Éamon Phoenix – ‘The Irish Convention 1917-18: The Last Chance to Avert Partition?’

Thursday, 22 February: Professor Laurence Kirkpatrick – ‘From the Guns of August to the Battle of Messines’: Ireland and the Great War 1914-1918

Thursday, 1 March: Dr Margaret Ward – ‘Women, the War, the Vote and the Irish Revolution 1912-22’

Thursday 8 March: Dr Éamon Phoenix – ‘From the Khaki Election to the Partition of Ireland: 1918-21’

Each of the events are free, however places are limited and therefore pre-booking is essential.  Places can be reserved by calling 028 9099 7022, emailing archive@cliftonbelfast.org.uk specifying the date and number of places required or via Eventbrite – see the links below:







It is certainly a series not to be missed, so book your places today.