Meetings & Events



The talk will be rescheduled to the 2020-2021 season beginning in Sept... look out for more details soon.


MONDAY 9th DECEMBER 2019 @ 7.30pm

Eastside Arts Centre, Newtownards Road Belfast - Opposite Connswater Shopping Centre (parking in McDonald's Car Park opposite or in side streets on the same side of the road as Eastside Arts Centre).

Society Christmas get together - come along for a mince pie and refreshments


...we wish all our members a very happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year - we look forward to seeing you in 2020...




MONDAY 13 January 2019


TITANIC 2020 – with 20/20 VISION:


Was disaster inevitable?






Co-Chair Belfast Titanic Society and Titanic Historian


 In 1898, author Morgan Robertson wrote the book “Futility” which appeared to pre-figure the Titanic disaster 14 years later with chilling accuracy – all the way down to the name of the ship – the ‘Titan’. Does this mean that the Titanic disaster was inevitable? Did the certain elements of the public see a catastrophic loss of life at sea happening.

In this presentation, Society Co-Chair Philip Armstrong looks at the story of how Robertson’s work was rediscovered after April 1912 and questions what elements of the Titanic disaster could indeed have been anticipated before the Olympic class had even been conceived. We will, in 2020, we looking at Futility and the Titanic story with 20/20 vision.

Philip is a practising solicitor with a particular interest in property law; in his day job, this extends to owning one of the largest conveyancing firms in the country, but in a Titanic context, he has a specific interest in the ownership of the wreck of Titanic and salvage over the years, and has consulted on various Titanic projects regarding artefact recovery and protection of the wreck


RBAI CHRISTCHURCH at 7.30pm sharp (car parking at back of the school - follow across the front car park and around the back of the frontage and then cross the yard to Christchurch - the meeting is upstairs in the library)



 Also update from Titanic Foundation


TF have an interest in promoting and delivering Titanic Quarter as a maritime heritage destination and shared space for all of Belfast and Northern Ireland.  


Visitors are welcome to any of our events which are free unless otherwise stated - if you wish to join our meeting as a guest, perhaps if you are considering joining our Society, you are most welcome - you can just turn up at the door or if you want why not send us an email letting us know your name and how you heard about our meeting and its content, or alternatively use the feedback form on our contact us page.

All Society meetings are normally (unless otherwise stated in the forward programme) held in Christchurch, The Royal Belfast Academical Institution, College Square East, Belfast and will commence at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Monday of each month, unless otherwise stated. Ample car parking is available at Christchurch to the rear of the main school - there is disabled access.

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Our 2018/19 programme is available to download - please click on links below:

Annual Society Talks/events planner 2019 - 2020 pdf format Word format

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