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