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History Society Lecture

On 16 March at the Inner Temple Dr Colum Kenny will talk about King’s Inns, Dublin, and the Irish at London’s Inns of Court.

From 1542 until 1885, men wishing to practise at the Irish Bar were required first to reside for a stipulated period at one of the London Inns of Court. The Irish barrister and sometime Unionist leader Edward Carson heatedly described that requirement as “one of the badges of servitude of the Irish nation”.

On the eve of Ireland’s national holiday, Dr Kenny will tell the story of King’s Inns, Dublin, since its foundation in 1541 – with particular reference to Ireland’s long association with the Inner Temple and other English Inns of Court.

The lecture will start at 6pm in the Parliament Chamber and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Tickets: Members and the Public: £10.25 (IT Students: Free)

Book here or call the Treasury Office on 020 7797 8250.