George Berkeley. Aside from supporting slavery, ‘in his later political work, he is pretty grim on the Irish peasantry too’, says TCD researcher Clare Moriarty. Image: Hulton Archive

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I have certainly been to gabfests where I have been bored to a semi-coma by a parade of dull speakers. Photograph: Getty

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