This week’s theme is inspired by Brendan Kennelly’s poem, ‘Begin’. The first line is ‘Begin again to the summoning birds’.
UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life Lecture Series
The UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life is pleased to announce its 2019-20 Public Lecture Series at MoLI. The Centre will present a series of five lectures by philosophers from UCD on pressing ethical questions impacting personal, public and professional spheres. The series will consist of five lectures of 40 minutes duration followed by discussion. The series’ aim is to generate discussion on some of the most important issues facing us today, facilitate exchange of ideas and open up a forum for discussion on ethical issues.
Tuesday, 4 February Professor Brian O’Connor: Work and Idleness
Tuesday, 11 February Professor Maeve Cooke: ‘Ethics in the Age of Climate Change’
Tuesday, 18 February Associate Professor Christopher Cowley: The Ethics of Ignorance and Carelessness
Tuesday, 25 February Professor Rowland Stout: The Role of Empathy in our Moral Life
Tuesday, 24 March Dr Silvia Panizza: Paying Attention
On this week’s Bright Sparks Creative Burst, Sarah Webb is inspired by the work of Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang who creates amazing art work using fireworks.
The series kicks off with a bitesize masterclass from Dave Rudden. Author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark series, Dave shows us how to create a compelling main character.