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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the medieval scholar Gerald of Wales. Born in the 12th century, with both Anglo-Norman and Welsh parentage, Gerald was a cleric and courtier of Henry II. His accounts of journeys he made around Wales and Ireland are among the most colourful and informative chronicles of the Middle Ages. Melvyn Bragg is joined by Henrietta Leyser, Emeritus Fellow of St Peter’s College, University of Oxford; Michelle Brown, Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London and Huw Pryce, Professor of Welsh History at Bangor University.
Ireland is being held up as the poster child for austerity measures, they’ve cut public services wages, raised taxes and cut government spending. Yet Ireland’s economy is still in decline. So is austerity working in Ireland?
Terry McDonough,Professor of Economics at the National University of Ireland Galway
David Duffy, Economist at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin.
Sean Kay, Professor of politics at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Constantin Gurdgiev, Professor of Finance at Trinity College, Dublin.
Title: Celtic Revival? The Rise, Fall, and Renewal of Global Ireland
Author: Sean Kay
Publisher: Rowan & Littlefield
Released: 01 Dec 2011
Europe correspondent Stephen Beard begins a five-part series from bars in Europe. He gets the opinions of ordinary Europeans on the ongoing debt crisis, starting with the Irish.
In the summer of the London riots, a new documentary from Delaney Hall on the New York riots of 1977 and their impact on hip-hop music.
How a ‘joke’ gave a man the strength to fight US Navy racism
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Sylvia takes a look at some of the cultural, arts and community events taking place during 2012 as Dublin assumes the mantle of European City of Science, including the Dublin Mini Maker Faire, kids’ events at The Ark, and the upcoming Science Hack Day.
Conor catches up with Dublin space scientist Kevin Nolan to talk about the possibility of life on Mars and NASA’s current mission of discovery to the Red Planet.
And Lenny speaks to Conchúr O’Bradaigh from NUI Galway about the role of high-tech engineering in the manufacture of modern hurling equipment.
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