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The Cork Literary and Scientific Society was founded in 1820 and is one of the oldest such societies in Ireland. Members still meet regularly in Cork to hear a series of sixteen lectures held during the winter months.

There is a wide range of lectures offered by the society, including world-wide subjects, local topics, stories of exploration and many many more…

If you would like to join, just come along to the Crawford Art Gallery on Thursday evenings and enquire at the desk near the lecture hall. Lectures start at 8.00pm. Alternatively, you can contact the secretary by email.

would you like to join

The membership fee is €40 which includes all sixteen lectures or you can attend each individual lecture for €8 per lecture.

Contact the secretary by email for details or you can download an application form here.


upcoming lectures

Our 2019-20 season of lectures begins on Thursday 17th October and we are celebrating 200 years since our foundation!

All lectures are held in the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, starting at 8pm.

Thurs 17 Oct '19 Dr. Ger Fitzgibbon
Thurs 24 Oct '19 Jim Wilson
Thurs 31 Oct '19 Peter Murray
Thurs 7 Nov '19 Jasper Winn
Thurs 14 Nov '19 Diarmuid Ó Drisceoil

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