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Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

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2024 Beatty Lecture

Tuesday, October 22, 2024 18:00to19:30

Irish author, playwright, and filmmaker Cónal Creedon and Danish evolutionary biologist Eske Willerslev will deliver the 70th Beatty Lecture at McGill University on October 22, 2024. Both share a dedication to exploring human history and cultures, enriching our understanding of the world and our place in it. Whether in novels, plays, or documentary films, Cónal Creedon crafts compelling narratives rooted in Irish life and culture. Through his pioneering research into ancient DNA, Eske Willerslev unravels the stories of human history and prehistory, providing a deeper understanding of our origins and the evolutionary forces that have shaped humanity. They will each deliver a lecture followed by a joint Q&A. Tickets go on sale in the fall. 

Please visit the Beatty Lecture website for more details at

The 2024 Beatty Lecture is presented in partnership with the World Cultural Council (WCC). Since 1984, the WCC has held a yearly Award Ceremony in a different university around the world, granting prizes to outstanding scientists, educators, and artists whose remarkable work in their fields have contributed positively to the cultural enrichment of humankind. This year's Award Ceremony will be held at McGill University on October 23, 2024. On this occasion the 2024 Albert Einstein World Award of Science will be bestowed on Professor Eske Willerslev and the 2024 Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts will be bestowed on Cónal Creedon.

For more details about the WCC Award Ceremony at McGill, please visit

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