sir Winston Churchill
Former British Prime Minister and Noble Prize laureate
Former Archbishop of Cape Town and South African social rights activist.
William Butler yeats
Poet and Noble Prize in Literature laureate.
First female President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She is a Vice-President of the Hist.
Influential American Punk Rock singer-songwritter and poet.
Rev. jesse Jackson
American civil rights actiivist and Baptist Minister.
Politician and Noble Prize laureate.
Linguist, philosopher and Professor Emeritus at MIT.
Economist and Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago.
Sir Patrick stewart
Acclaimed actor, OBE and knight for services to drama.
Justice Antonin Scalia
U.S. Supreme Court Justice and considered one of the most distinguished legal thinkers of his time
Former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank Nobel Prize laureate.
and hundreds more amazing guests that have walked through the doors of the society.
Not only has the society been visited by countless guests and speakers, it has also produced some of the most influential people in the world. Below are just a handful of them:
Theobald Wolfe Tone
ex-Auditor, Leading Irish revolutionary and founder of the Society of United Irishmen.
Renowned writer, known for his wit in his plays, poems, and novels, including The Picture of Dorian Gray
Irish rebel leader, member of the United Irishmen and former member of the Hist.
ex-Auditor, Former Tánaiste, and first female auditor of the Hist.
ex-Auditor, Irish author best known for his gothic masterpiece Dracula
ex-Vice President, renowned physicist Nobel laureate.
ex-member, playwright and Nobel laureate, lecturer of English at Trinity College Dublin.
Poet, singer and songwriter best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy.
ex-Auditor, Medallist, Ambassador of the EU to the US, former Secretary General of the European Commission, currently a Vice-President of the society.
William Rowan Hamilton
Famous Irish physicist and mathematician, inventor of Hamiltonian Mechanics
Linguist, First President of Ireland
Current and youngest Taoiseach of Ireland