This year’s Ned Maddrell lecture will be held on Thursday evening, the 19th of June at Tynwald Mills at 7.30pm. Every year a guest speaker is invited to Mannin to deliver a lecture on language, culture and identity and this year Culture Vannin in conjunction with yn Çheshaght Ghailckagh (The Manx Language Society) are delighted to have Finbarr Bradley deliver the following lecture:
The Manx creative edge: why authenticity and place matter
Finbarr currently teaches Green Business at the Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin (UCD). There, he set up the MSc in Investment & Treasury in the early days of Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre as well as a path-breaking Irish-medium undergraduate degree in finance, computing and entrepreneurship.
Finbarr was professor in the Economics Department at the National University of Ireland Maynooth and the faculty member responsible for the setting up of the Innovation Value Institute with Intel Ireland. He has published widely and has co-authored two books with James Kennelly, on innovation, learning and sense of place, namely The Irish Edge: How Enterprises Compete on Authenticity and Place [Orpen Press, 2013] and Capitalising on Culture, Competing on Difference [Blackhall Publishing, 2008]
Finbarr has been at the forefront of the debate in Ireland on the links between authenticity, culture, creativity and sustainable economic growth; he is an exciting and challenging speaker whom, we feel, can add to the debate in the Island about the nature of creativity and identity and how it can feed into diversification and growth for the Island.
For further information on the lecture and book a seat (the lecture itself is free) then contact Adrian Cain, the Manx Language Development Officer for Culture Vannin on:
- or check him out on twitter @greinneyder