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EASTER RISING: The experience of southern Protestants over the last 100 years will be explored in Belfast today.

'Is there anybody goin' with a titther o' sense?' - Dublin Protestants: The Easter Rising and After gives an insight into how they related to their surroundings and the state during the First World War and on the eve of the Easter Rising in Dublin. It also considers the experience of Protestants in the Republic today.

Speakers are historian Dr Ian d'Alton, whose work has focused on southern Irish Protestantism, and Philip McKinley, a member of the Church of Ireland from Dublin in his thirties; he will give his own personal thoughts on the present.

It is being held as a 'decade of centenaries' event in advance of 2016 anniversaries and is run jointly by the Church of Ireland Historical Centenaries Working Group and the Unionist Centenaries Committee, with dramatic input from Partisan Productions.

'Is there anybody goin' with a titther o' sense?' - Dublin Protestants: The Easter Rising and After takes place at Willowfield Parish Church on Woodstock Road at 7.30pm today. Admission is free.

WOLF HALL: Hilary Mantel's novel Wolf Hall sparked a revival of interest in the history of the English Reformation, a period occupied by a particularly rich cast of characters including Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell, Thomas More and John Fisher.

Dr Richard Rex, a reader in Reformation history at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge, is an expert in the Reformation and will be giving a lecture in Belfast this month on 'Wolf Hall: Saints John Fisher and Thomas More in fiction and history'.

The lecture will take place on Monday October 26 at 7pm in room OG.GO29 in the Queen's University geography building on Elmwood Avenue. Tea and coffee will be served in the Catholic Chaplaincy beforehand.

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