Justin Smyth is a librarian, and has previously worked as a translator, a language teacher and a tour-guide of Joycean Dublin.
He sits on the advisory board of the newly-founded journal Studies in Arts and Humanities and is the co-founder of the Dublin Salon, a public debating forum dedicated to free speech and unfettered inquiry.
Feeding the world: can we engineer away hunger?
"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student