The King’s Inns Library acquired an unusual but beautiful addition to their collection
The King’s Inns Library acquired an unusual but beautiful addition to their Library collection on Wednesday 11 December 2019, when a signed copy of Bláthanna: Irish Spaces in Flowers was presented by the authors to King’s Inns.
Special Launch Screening of Confinement, a short film by Trish McAdam
A timespace map across 500 years from Henrietta Street to Grangegorman, using digital animated charcoal drawings, the film is narrated by the imagined, irreverent voice of a dead artist friend, Tony Rudenko, voiced by Aidan Gillen, with music by composer Roger Doyle.
Conservation rebinding of the first edition of the expanded Magna Carta 1556
The Magna Carta or Great Charter is the foundation stone of the rule of law in the British Isles. It has provided the outline for modern democracies and has managed to remain relevant to the cause of human rights even today.
Parallel Lives: John Redmond and Edward Carson, King’s Inns’ Alumni and Statesmen
On Tuesday 26th June, 2018, in the Benchers’ Room, an historical discussion “Parallel Lives: John Redmond and Edward Carson, King’s Inns’ Alumni and Statesmen” was held. The two speakers were Professor Alvin Jackson and Mr Frank Callanan SC.
On Thursday 22nd February, 2018, a reception was held in the Junior Common Room to launch the recently acquired archive of Averil Deverell BL. Averil Katherine Statter Deverell (1893–1979) was one of the first two women, along with Frances Kyle, called to the Irish Bar on the 6th November 1921.
An Updated History of The Honorable Society of King’s Inns
An updated history of The Honorable Society of King’s Inns has been recently published. The text, written by Professor Colum Kenny, spans the period from the Society’s foundation in 1541 through to education in the 21st century, and includes a number of areas such as women at King’s Inns, parliament at King’s Inns and James Gandon’s new Kings Inns, all enhanced by a number of illustrations.
‘On the Geology of South America’ is the third book Darwin wrote of his series ‘Geological Observations made during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle’. It was published in 1846 in the midst of a century that has become synonymous with industrial revolution and scientific thought.