Professor Nicholas Canny to deliver NUIG School of Law lecture

Professor Emeritus, Nicholas Canny
Professor Emeritus, Nicholas Canny

Professor Emeritus, Nicholas Canny, will deliver this year’s Annual Distinguished Lecture hosted by the School of Law at NUI Galway.

The lauded historian will deliver a lecture on Friday 15 April on the subject of “English Law in Early Modern Ireland: Promoting or Impeding Anglicization?”.

The event will be chaired by the former EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science, Dr Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, and followed by a reception for attendees in the NUIG Staff Club.

Professor Donncha O’Connell, head of the School of Law, said: “Nicholas Canny is an internationally renowned scholar and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn is a public figure of real distinction. We hope that this event will be an opportunity for our students and alumni to hear from two outstanding individuals.

“This is the first time that the lecture has been delivered by someone from outside the discipline of Law and it affords an opportunity for perspective-taking with historical insight that will be both rich and stimulating.”

Last year’s lecture was delivered by Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, and chaired by the Chief Justice of Ireland, Susan Denham.

The annual lecture marks the end of the academic year and bids farewell to Final Year law students, providing them with an opportunity to be introduced to members of the NUIG Law School alumni community as they embark on the next stage of their careers.

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