5.30pm – 7.00pm, followed by a wine and nibbles reception in the Foyer of Adam House.

No. 7 eccles street, Dublin – In Praise of the Ordinary

No. 7 Eccles street, Dublin is one of the most famous addresses in modern literature and unlike 221b Baker street the property really did exist. Late in its life this ordinary Georgian house had fame bestowed upon it – but that fame was not enough to save it from the wrecking ball. This talk will try and explain how and why it was lost and what remains or can be recovered of the history of this building. It will also ask how do you conserve the lost and does it matter? (Research to date can be seen at: http://www.no7.org.uk/ )

Ian Gunn was educated at the Edinburgh College of Art. He has lectured in information technology and electronic publishing, and co-founded the Split Pea Press, which published a number of Joyce-related titles. He co-authored, with Clive Hart, James Joyce’s Dublin: A Topographical Guide to the Dublin of Ulysses. Ian is currently Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh.