The rest is academic: New members of RIA
The BIOGRAPHER of WB Yeats Roy Foster and Irish Times columnist Alan Titley were among 22 scholars enrolled as new members of the Royal Irish Academy yesterday.
Catriona Crowe of the National Archives, who was behind the project of putting the 1911 Census online, was also enrolled in the Dublin-based academy for the sciences and humanities.
Representing the scientific community were John McCloskey an adviser on tsunami preparedness in southeast Asia, vice-president of Intel Martin Curley and founder of Trinity College Dublin’s Crann research centre John Pethica.
There are now 466 members of the 227-year-old academy.
The other members enrolled yesterday in humanities and social sciences were Steven Ellis (NUIG); Adrian Frazier (NUIG); Robert Gerwarth (UCD); Liam Kennedy (QUB); Ullrich Kockel (UU); Daniel McCarthy (TCD); Geraldine Sheridan (UL); Richard Sinnott (UCD).
Members of the scientific community also enrolled were: Felix Aharonian (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies); Patrick Lonergan (UCD); Peter Lynch (UCD); Aaron Maule (QUB); John McGarvey (QUB); Denjoe O’Connor (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies); Richard Reilly (TCD) and Stephen Smartt (QUB).