‘Big Issue’ is the title of the next lunchtime lecture at St Bartholomew’s Church, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, on Tuesday May 11.
The lecture, part of a series of lunchtime talks organised by St Bartolomew’s, will be delivered by Professor Richard English, Head of the School of Politics at Queen’s University, Belfast.
A member of the parish, Professor English will analyse the major global issues facing whatever government is formed after the forthcoming General Election.
He has been widely acclaimed for his research on Irish politics and on international terrorism. Recent books include Terrorism: How to Respond (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (London: Pan Macmillan, 2006) and Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA (London: Pan Macmillan, 2003).
In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is a frequent media commentator on Irish politics and history and on terrorism, including work for the BBC, ITN, SKY NEWS, NPR, RTE, the Irish Times, the Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek and the Financial Times.
The lecture gets underway at 1.10pm. Everyone is welcome, and there will be an opportunity for questions. Light refreshments will also be available.