HSBC chair to open Limerick talks series

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FORMER chair of HSBC, Stephen Green, will open the Limerick Civic Trust’s Autumn Lecture Series this coming Thursday at St Mary’s Cathedral.

His talk, “The European Identity – Historical and Cultural Realities We Cannot Deny”, will be moderated by Quentin Peel of the Financial Times who spoke at last year’s Lecture Series.

Organised in conjunction with UL’s Kemmy Business School and the support of LIT and Limerick Council, the six-part series of public lectures will examine many topical issues like the impact of Brexit, immigration, integration in multi-cultural societies, censorship and lots more.

Other speakers in the series include; chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, Jodie Ginsburg, CEO of Index on Censorship, Irish Times columnist Simon Carswell, international architect Ian Ritchie and international property develop Roger Madelin.

The lectures will run on Thursday evenings from September 14 to October 19 in St. Mary’s Cathedral. Lectures start at 8pm and admission is €12 or concessions €8 per lecture.

Tickets are available at www.limerickcivictrust.ie/events or www.eventbrite.ie. Tickets are also available from The Limerick Civic Trust offices in the Bishop’s Palace, Church Street or on the door on each of the nights.

Proceeds from the series will be used by the Limerick Civic Trust for the restoration of St. Munchin’s Church in the heart of King’s Island.

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