Welcome to Studies

Studies is a quarterly journal published by Messenger Publications, the publishing organisation of the Irish Jesuits.  Founded and in continuous publication since 1912, it examines Irish social, political, cultural and economic issues in the light of Christian values and explores the Irish dimension in literature, history, philosophy and religion.

Chris Patten Dublin Lecture –   

The Future of Liberal Democracy

Studies is delighted to welcome Chris Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, CH, PC to deliver The Studies 2020 Lecture, entitled The Future of Liberal Democracy.

7pm, St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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Lord Patten was the 28th and last Governor of Hong Kong, former Chairman of the British Conservative Party and has been Chancellor of the University of Oxford since 2003. He will also be known particularly in Ireland as Leader of the Independent Commission on Policing in Northern Ireland which led up to the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.

This inaugural lecture will be held in honour of Peter Sutherland, former Attorney-General of Ireland and patron of Studies: An Irish Quarterly ReviewWith an introduction by former Taoiseach John Bruton, the lecture will broadly address the role that Catholic Christianity can play in who we are and who we are becoming as a people and as a society.

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