Irish Federation of University Women (IRFUW)

Online Meet and Greet Programme

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We are pleased to invite you to our first online UWE Meet and Greet “Celebrating European Women” hosted by the Irish Federation of University Women (IrFUW) on Saturday 15th May 2021, 10:30 am -1.00 pm* (BST)/( +1 CEST)

10.30am – 10.40am WELCOME / FÁILTE Frances Patton, President IrFUW

Dr. Anne Nègre UWE / NFA Greetings

10.40am – 11.15am Dr. Angela Vaupel, Women in European Film

Introduced by Leighanne Montgomery, QWG Belfast, CER

Followed by Questions and Discussion

11.15am – 11.50am Dr. Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch, The Oratory, Dun Laoghaire

Introduced by Dr. Máire O’Connell, Vice- President IrFUW.

Followed by Questions and Discussions

11.50am – 12.05pm Veronica Campbell, TWG Dublin and Felix Campbell.

A Taste of Ireland: Irish Brown Soda Bread and Irish Coffee.

Introduced by Martina Mulrine TWG Dublin

12.05pm – 12.30pm Lunchtime Entertainment

A Medley of Irish Songs sung by Colette Grant UCD WGA

Some Irish Tunes played on the flute by Sophie O’Neill RIAM

Introduced by Margaret Watchorn, former President UCD WGA

12.30pm Finland UWE AGM update and invited UWE Young Members Reports

1.00 pm Zoom Meeting concludes.

Registration Details
This is a free event. To attend please register here via Eventbrite . Following registration, you will receive the Zoom link to the event within the Confirmation email. You will also receive an event reminder with the zoom link 24 hours before the event.

‘Meet and Greet’ Speakers.

Dr Angela Vaupel is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies in St. Mary’s University, Belfast.

Her main areas of expertise include the teaching of European Culture, Literary History and film as well as the study of conflict and minority experiences in Europe. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and focus on multilingualism, the promotion of transcultural competencies and the representation of minorities in European film.

Dr. Shíghle Bhreathnach-Lynch is an Irish Art Historian. She is a Lecturer, writer and former Curator of Irish Art at the National Gallery of Art, Merrion Square, Dublin. She originally studied languages at UCD and returned to study Art History as a mature student. She completed a PhD and became a Lecturer in UCD as well as a regular guide and speaker at NGI. In 1998 she was appointed as the first Curator dedicated exclusively to the Irish Collection in the Gallery. Dr. Bhreathnach-Lynch has written extensively on Irish Art. Among her writings are:

  • ‘50 Works of Irish Art you need to know’ (2015).
  • ‘Art, Nation and Gender: ethnic landscapes, myths and mother-figures’ (2018).
  • Landscape, Space and Gender: Their Role in the Construction of the Female Identity in Newly – Independent Ireland (1997).

Click here to see the recipes for Lunchtime open sandwich suggestions, Multi-seed Brown Soda Bread, Irish Coffee – Please prepare in advance if you wish to join in! .

Relax and enjoy.

Sláinte.

Save the Date: online Meet and Greet 15th May 2021

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We are pleased to invite you to our first online UWE Meet and Greet “Celebrating European Women” hosted by the Irish Federation of University Women (IrFUW) on Saturday 15th May 2021, 10:30 am -1.00 pm*(BST/+1CEST).

We may not travel to Ireland which is why we are bringing Ireland to you. After we will will be introduced to Women in European Film, we will take a virtual tour to the Oratory of the Sacred Heart, Dun Laoghaire, a taste of Ireland will be told through the Irish coffee, Irish Brown Soda Bread and a medley of Irish songs. There will be enough time left for questions and discussion between us.

We are looking forward to meeting you. Speakers and a detailed programme will be announced very soon, including information about the registration.

We hope that a large number of you will be able to join us on zoom. The Event is open to all members of the University Women of Europe and their friends.

UWE Meet & Greet 2020 – cancelled

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With great regret, due to current circumstances, Corona outbreak, after communicating with the Irish Federation of University Women (IrFUW) we’ve been advised that UWE Meet & Greet 2020 event due to be held in May will be cancelled for this year.

We would like to thank the Irish Federation of University Women for the amount of work and for the organisation there has been already planned, the safety of our members is VITAL.

Even though our meeting is in May, we strongly feel we need to be cautious about planning future events.

For the members who have already payed their registration, arrangements has been confirmed with the organizers, they will get their refund through bank transfer.

Our thoughts are with our members, soon it will be announced an online forum  to share our thoughts during this difficult time.

IrFUW Annual Conference 2019

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UWE friends are invited to attend the Irish Federation of University Women – IrFUW Annual Conference, hosted by Trinity College Dublin on the 18th and 19th October 2019, it will be an exciting weekend of discussion on the theme of “Hearing Women’s Voices”.

On Friday afternoon delegates can register in the Alumni Office in East Chapel in Trinity College Dublin from 3pm. There will be several events laid on in the afternoon including a guided tour of the new Printing House Building by the Architect of the project Valerie Mulvin who also designed the award winning Trinity Long Room Hub through her company McCulloughMulvin Architects. Trish Murphy will be talking about her work with students in Trinity in Consent Workshops which TWG are delighted to support.

The IrFUW evening dinner is in the Trinity City Hotel in Pearse Street starting with a reception at 7pm. The guest speaker is Sharon Bowers, New York Literary Agent who will talk about #hearingwomensvoices in modern literature.

Ticket Dinner Friday Evening 7.pm 18th October in Trinity City Hotel – Cost €55

On Saturday there will be presentations and panel discussions on Women’s Voices In Europe, Women’s Voices in Business and Women’s Voices in the Arts. Guest Speakers’s list on Saturday includes Frances Fitzgerald MEP, Dr. Anne Nègre – UWE President, Brid Horan – Balance for Better Business, Dr. Tanusree Jain and Prof. Deirdre Ahern of Trinity College Business School and Trinity School of Law.

Also presenting and discussing a video ‘Whose Feet’ on Lucia Joyce is Frances Mezzetti – Performance Artist and Joyce Garvey – Artist and Author of a book on Lucia Joyce.

Single Registration Ticket for both days – Cost €40

Venue: Long Room Hub TCD

Come along and hear thought provoking leading women, network with friends new and old and have your own voice heard.

Programme and booking details can be found on the IrFUW website , it can be booked advisable directly on website via bank transfer or credit card.

Please feel free to list this online to share with your members.

“Women’s Movement: Stories of Migration” – IrFUW Conference 2017

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The Queens Women’s Graduate Association (QWGA) will host the annual conference of the Irish Federation of University Women (IRFUW) in the Canada Room of Queen’s University Belfast on Saturday 7 October 2017. This follows the IRFUW Gala Dinner on Friday 6 October in the Great Hall at Queens University Belfast.

The conference title and theme is ‘Women’s Movement: Stories of Migration’.

The conference will explore women’s particular experiences around migration and displacement and to provide a unique opportunity to voice and hear these experiences. The conference will look at the response of institutions, societies, and states and the legal and rights contexts in which women’s migration takes place.

In addition to hearing from delegates, the conference will hear from our keynote speaker, Marie Anderson, the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman, a lawyer with an international reputation in promoting and protecting human rights.

Speakers will address migration in the context of issues including identity, home, memory, and living in diaspora, access to services, legal rights, human rights and security.

Guest speaker: Jane Talbot, Author, Founder of Women Aloud NI Northern Ireland

Conference speakers Themes
Marie Anderson, NIPSO Keynote address
Asma Amro Problems Affecting the Access to Education For Syrian Refugees in Jordan
Dr Patricia Brazil BL Embodied rights: Gender and migration in Irish law’
Dr Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou Law, human rights, migration and diasporas
Dr Johanne Devlin Trew Women’s stories of migration in the Northern Ireland context
Dr Edie Shillue My Granny was a Human Smuggler: Irish/Women in Diaspora
Mimi Unamoyo A Lawyer’s Journey
Dr Ulrike Vieten Personal experience and legal context of EU migration

More details about Conference  and registration here:

IRFUW Conference 2017 details

Booking Form – IRFUW Conference 2017 (2)