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Lifting the Lid: Feminist Podcast Series with Irish Feminist Academics and Activists broadcast on Dublin NearFM starting 20 April 2018

      Aideen Quilty                    Gillian Wylie           Claire McGing             Mary McAuliffe             Brid Connolly

'This never was my town,
I was not born or bred
Nor schooled here and she will not
Have me alive or dead
But yet she holds my mind
With her seedy elegance,
With her gentle veils of rain
And all her ghosts that walk
And all that hide behind
Her Georgian facades –
The catcalls and the pain,
The glamour of her squalor,
The bravado of her talk.'

Extract from 'Dublin' by Louis MacNeice

Dr. Aideen Quilty chose this poem as part of her interview on the 'Lifting the Lid' series broadcast on Dublin NearFM at 3.30pm starting on Friday 20 April. The series charts the research interests of five Irish feminist academics, who talk openly about their passion for their work as well as their challenges and the music and poetry that has carried them throughout. <3 You can access it here:

Programme Schedule

To access all of the podcasts in this series go to:

Friday 20 April at 3.30pm: Dr Aideen Quilty is Assistant Professor in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice UCD and is Director of the Gender Studies Community/University Outreach Programme.

Friday 27 April at 3.30pm: Dr Brid Connolly is the Director of the PhD programme in adult and community education and the Doctorate in Higher and Adult Education, Masters in adult and community education, and HDip in Further Education programmes.

Friday 4 May at 3.30pm: Dr Claire McGing is a human geographer with a focus on gender/feminist geography, shes lectures in the Maynooth University Geography Department.

Friday 11 May at 3.30pm: Dr. Gillian Wylie is an Assistant Professor, International Peace Studies and Course Co-ordinator, PG Diploma in Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies.

Friday 18 May at 3.30pm: Dr. Mary McAuliffe is Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Gender Studies at UCD, specialising in Irish women's / gender history.

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