Alvin Jackson, Professor of Irish History at Edinburgh, recently gave a virtual talk on ‘The Survival of the UK, 1707-2007’. Sara, VI, tells us more:
Alvin Jackson gave us a fascinating insight to the issue by comparing Ireland to other nations. His enlightening synoptic and thematic perspective cemented the details of our Irish course whilst also expanding our comparative understanding of the context of the time. His consideration of the centrifugal and centripetal influences on Irish national identity throughout this period encapsulated the competing historical forces at play which shaped Irish history. We are so grateful to Dr Jackson for coming to speak to us in these uncertain times and for his illuminating thesis on Irish history.