One of our 2019 speakers, Professor Brendan Simms from the University of Cambridge, has given an interview to the Irish Times this week, which you can read here. Simms’ talk at the Festival is entitled ‘From Back door to Back Stop. Britain, Ireland and Europe in historical perspective’ and forms one of a series of talks at this year’s Festival which examine the triangular relationship between Ireland, Britain and continental Europe through different historical lenses. You can buy tickets for Professor Simms’ talk, and all the others, via this website.

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