With David Dickson, Mary E. Daly, Colm Lennon and moderator Raymond Gillespie.

Dublin has many histories: for a thousand years a modest urban settlement on the quiet waters of the Irish Sea, for the last four hundred it has experienced great – and often astonishing – change. A quartet of leading Irish historians will discuss the provenance of Dublin as a nation’s capital. From second city of Empire in Georgian times to post-Act of Union decline, from hotbed of revolution to Free State capital, these and other aspects of Dublin’s history will be debated, using as a touchstone David Dickson’s magnificent new book on the history of the city.