Ireland & the First World War – Commemoration

Our second session focusing on Ireland and the First World War will look at commemoration. The panellists are writers Kevin Myers and Ruth Dudley Edwards, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, Professor Nigel Biggar and Professor Eunan O'Halpin.

Professor Eunan O'Halpin is Professor of Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College Dublin. He has published widely on aspects of twentieth century Irish and British history. A founding co-editor of the series Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, he is also a member of the Irish government's Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations (2012-).

Professor Nigel Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life, at the University of Oxford. He was previously Chair of Theology and Ethics at Trinity College, Dublin.

Julia Neuberger is a rabbi, British crossbench peer, social commentator and writer. She is Senior Rabbi at the West London Synagogue and one of the first two female rabbis in the UK.

Ruth Dudley-Edwards is a prize-winning writer whose most recent book is The Seven — The Lives and Legacies of the Founding Fathers of the Irish Republic. She has written for almost every national newspaper in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Kevin Myers has been a newspaper columnist since 1981 – but has been writing about the Irish involvement in the Great War since 1979.  He reported on the Northern Troubles in the 1970s and the Bosnian Civil War in the 1990s.