Launch of latest book by Dr Alan Acheson

Thursday October 19th 2017

Dr Alan Acheson.

Dr Alan Acheson, a former member of General Synod for the Diocese of Connor, will launch his latest book on his 80th birthday, Saturday October 21, at Union Theological College, Belfast.

The book is entitled ‘The Shaping of Northern Ireland – a historical perspective.’

Dr Acheson, who now lives in Coburg, Ontario, taught church history part-time for a number of years at Church of Ireland Theological Institute. He published a History of the Church of Ireland and more recently a biography of Bishop John Jebb of Limerick.

Dr Acheson is launching his new book at Union Theological College Library because it was the home for 14 sessions of the Northern Ireland Parliament (1924-32) and it was in 1967 that Dr Acheson was awarded his PhD in QUB – his supervisor was the college principal, the late Rev Professor John Barkley.

‘The Shaping of Northern Ireland – a historical perspective’ will be launched by Lord Bew of Donegore at 4.30pm in the Gamble Library.

Dr Acheson will be joined on the occasion by his wife Ginette Duplessis and family from England, Wales and Ireland. The book will be launched by Lord Bew of Donegore.

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