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Emeritus Professor of Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast (pictured), Brian Walker, will be inaugurated as President of the Belfast Civic Trust in the city's Old Museum Building on College Square North (stock photo)

Emeritus Professor of Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast (pictured), Brian Walker, will be inaugurated as President of the Belfast Civic Trust in the city's Old Museum Building on College Square North (stock photo)

Emeritus Professor of Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast (pictured), Brian Walker, will be inaugurated as President of the Belfast Civic Trust in the city's Old Museum Building on College Square North (stock photo)

A leading academic will give an illustrated talk on Victorian Belfast at an event in the city tonight.

Emeritus Professor of Irish Studies at Queen's University Belfast, Brian Walker, will be inaugurated as President of the Belfast Civic Trust in the city's Old Museum Building on College Square North.

At the event he will deliver a talk on Belfast entitled No Mean City - Revisited Victorian Belfast through Historic Photographs.

Professor Walker has published a number of historical books on early Belfast, including No Mean City itself, In Belfast Town and A History of St George's Church.

He is also the author of Sentry Hill and, most recently, Irish History Matters.

With Belfast going through rapid change, this talk will be a valuable reminder of the old architectural treasures retained and those that have been lost.

The event, which includes refreshments, begins at 6.30pm.

Belfast Telegraph