A Curious Society

From Ferris wheels to young scientists, the Royal Dublin Society is part of our collective memory.

This is a journey through the history of the RDS. Founded as The Dublin Society it was instrumental in setting up some of Ireland’s most important institutions and continues today as a philanthropic organisation that supports Irish agriculture, arts, industry and science.

A Curious Society is a journey through the often-unconsidered history of the RDS, charting the development of this society from its beginnings in 1731.

First Broadcast 8th August 2015

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