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Sectarianism – The Ghost of the Peace Process

26th April 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST

Marianne Elliott

Place: The Canada Rooms, Queens University, Belfast
Date: 26th April 2017
Time: 10:30 to 12:00
Free Admission.

To mark the Society’s 30th Anniversary year, The John Hewitt Society is holding a series of talks on our theme for 2017, “Striding Forward.”

Inspired by John Hewitt’s poem Jacob and the Angel this year’s theme promotes Hewitt’s view of building a better future for all.

“I will not pause to struggle with my past

locked in an angry posture with a ghost

but striding forward”

The first of the anniversary talks will take place in the Canada Room, Queens University from 10.30am to 12 Noon on Wednesday 26th April 2017.

Professor Marianne Elliott will speak on the topic

“Sectarianism – The Ghost of the Peace Process.”

Marianne Elliott is former Director of The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, and author of many influential books including a biography of Wolfe Tone; Catholics of Ulster: a History; and When God Took Sides- Religion and Identity in Ireland.

Sir George Bain will chair this talk. Admission is free.


26th April 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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