The Chancellor of the NUI, Dr Maurice Manning, requests the pleasure of your company for a lecture by Prof. K. Theodore Hoppen and response by Dr Margaret O'Callaghan. Prof. Hoppen is the recipient of the NUI Irish Historical Research Prize 2017, for his work Governing Hibernia: British Politicians and Ireland 1800-1921, published in 2016 by Oxford University Press.
In this lecture, Prof. Hoppen will explore the key themes of his book from a unique reflective position; examining his own personal relationship with Ireland, his adopted homeland. Theo Hoppen arrived in Ireland in 1947 as a five-year old refugee, having fled Germany along with his mother in the aftermath of World War 2. He found a new and welcoming home in Ireland. He was educated in Glenstal Abbey School and later graduated from University College Dublin. He completed his PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge and lectured at Hull University from 1966 until his retirement in 2003.
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