Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Ulster-Scots Concert Information

Student Community Action in conjunction with Queen's Ulster-Scots presents an evening of Ulster-Scots Culture.

Mandela Hall
Queens University Students Union
Tuesday 27th March 8pm- Late
Tickets Free
Please R.S.V.P. to su.sca@qub.ac.uk or 02890971050

Tickets can be got from Students Union foyer or by contacting Edward on 02890971050

Other details:
Union Website


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Formal Meeting Cancelled

The next Formal Meeting of the Ulster Society:
27th March 2007
is Cancelled in favour of the Ulster-Scots Concert

If you were planing on going to this meeting, please go on to the concert. Most of us will be there. Its free. Also we hope to have the hoodies that everybody ordered on the night.

See you there!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Ulster Till I Die...

Liechtenstein 1-4 Northern Ireland
Well Done Boys! Bring on the Swedes!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Annual Society Lecture - Replay

Gordon Lucy
National Ulster Society Director
Cross of Saint Patrick
Fellowship of Patrick
guest speaker
Ulster Society Annual Lecture 2007
"The Authentic Patrick"
replay the lecture here

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Ulster-Scots Showcase Free Concert

Thursday 15th March, Ulster Society Annual Invitation Lecture

Thursday 22nd March, Ulster-Scots Formal Dinner and Dance

Tuesday 27th March, FREE Ulster-Scots Concert


Annual Society Lecture

Ulster Society Annual Lecture

Guest lecturer:
Gordon Lucy
Ulster Society, Cross of St. Patrick, Fellowship of Patrick


The Authentic Patrick
Lecture Theatre
Elmwood Learning and Teaching Centre
Thursday 15th March 2007

The Patrick with which we are so familiar is in many ways the creation of myth, legend and tradition. As R.P.C Hanson observed:

‘all the exciting and glamorous features that tradition has added to Patrick must be removed if we wish to know what he was really like. And yet the historical Patrick is more interesting and more worth studying than all these gaudy later traditions…’

Let us strip away all these later accretions and discover the man whom Professor Hugh Kearney has accurately described as 'the first clearly recognisable individual personality in British history'.



Tuesday, March 06, 2007

We as a nation deserve to exist...

An open letter to the politicians of Northern Ireland
as requested at the last society meeting.

Dear Messrs,

In years gone by we have seen great change in the identity portrayed by the people of Northern Ireland. We have seen our identity of ‘Britishness’ follow a steep and narrow road.

The symbols of our nation have been removed and dismantled to make way for a greater sense of ‘Irishness’, now alien to this province.

We ask you in your endeavours to reverse this change. The Britons of Ulster are more than just a geographic entity; they are a nation of peoples, separate and distinct from the ‘Irish’ nation, yet part of a greater British nation.

This Ulster-Britishness must be preserved and protected, and not allowed to be subjugated under the cultural fascism of Ireland.

Northern Ireland’s identity is under threat with the Irish Language Act, as proposed under the St. Andrew’s Agreement (2006). Whilst we acknowledge that this was an agreement between our government and that of the Irish Republic, we do not believe it is to the benefit of the British population in Ulster. It will only act as a further tool, used by the nationalist population of Ulster, to create and advance a distinct and separate ‘Irish’ identity.

Caution also has to be upheld to advancing North-South bodies. Any such bodies must not be used to further undermine our Ulster-British identity.

Our politicians, while using North-South bodies to enhance the well-being of peoples of both nations, must not allow Ulster to be submerged into an all-Ireland identity which has never existed.

For thousands of years Ulster has been separated geographically and culturally from the rest of the island.

We as a nation deserve to exist and be respected.

Yours faithfully,

The President, Officers, Fellows and Members of the Ulster Society of The Queen’s University of Belfast

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Events for March 2007

15th March
6PM ELTC Lecture Theatre
Annual Ulster Society Lecture

"The Authentic Patrick"
Gordon Lucy
Ulster Society, Fellowhip of Patrick, Cross of St. Patrick

22nd March
7:30PM Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue
Annual Ulster-Scots Society
Formal Dinner and Dance

27th March
Ulster-Scots Information Day
8PM Mandela Hall
Ulster-Scots Showcase Concert