Queen's Thinkers: Essays on the Intellectual Heritage of a University

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Queen's University Belfast has been part of the fabric of the island of Ireland for almost two centuries. Over that period Queen's and the people associated with it have made a vital contribution to the intellectual life of both the local community and the wider global community. This collection of essays, edited by distinguished scholars Alvin Jackson and David Livingstone, brings together an eminent panel of academics to celebrate the intellectual heritage of the university and to assess its impact on the international world of scholarship and on society more generally. From renowned physicists John Stewart Bell and Sir David Bates to historians and geographers J.C. Beckett and E. Estyn Evans and literary giants such as Helen Waddell and Philip Larkin, this volume charts the intellectual life of Queen's University, telling the compelling story of the thinkers who established it as a world-class institution.