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Roy Foster

By 28th July 2022Speakers-2022

R.F. (Roy) Foster is Emeritus Professor of Irish History at Oxford and of Irish History and Literature at Queen Mary University of London. His many prizewinning books include Modern Ireland 1600-1972, Paddy and Mr Punch, The Irish Story: telling tales and making it up in Ireland, the two-volume authorised biography of W.B.Yeats, Vivid Faces: the revolutionary generation in Ireland 1890-1923 and On Seamus Heaney. A Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and the holder of several honorary degrees, he is also a well known cultural commentator and critic.