In our Tuesday Night Bites series for FAT, we pair some of the best people from the Irish food industry with specialists, artists and scientists to take a deeper look at that delicious molecule, fat. Join us while we explore different aspects of fat through talks and workshops, while being offered delicious tastings and treats from some of the best Irish food produced today. The third instalment of the series is all about fat and preservation. Sheridan's Cheesemongers will bring some tasters of their delicious cheeses and talk about the science behind cheese production and how fat has allowed us to make nutritious food last longer. Irish ice swimmer Nuala Moore will also join us to share her perspectives of fat, and how it keeps sea-swimmers insulated at temperatures that would terrify most people. She'll also demonstrate that don’t need to be thin to be fit.
Professor Chris Morash became the inaugural Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin on January 1, 2014. Born in Nova Scotia, his first degree is from Dalhousie University, after which he moved to Ireland to join the first cohort of students in the M.Phil. in Anglo-Irish Literature (as it was called at the time) in Trinity in 1985; his Ph.D on Irish Famine Literature is also from Trinity, carried out under the supervision of Professor Terence Brown. Prior to his appointment to Trinity, Chris Morash worked in Maynooth University, where he had been Professor of English since 2007, and founded the Centre for Media Studies in 2003. He was the first chair of the Compliance Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (2009-2014), and has been an active member of the Royal Irish Academy since 2007.