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The UCD Philosophy Department is proud to present our 217 Inaugural Lecture. This year, Prof. Barry C. Smith will deliver a lecture on "Matters of Taste". Professory Barry C. Smith isthe Director of the Institute of Philosophy at the Institute of Advanced Studies at University of London and a co-director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses. Professor Smith has written exensively on philosohy of taste as well as philosphy of wine. In 2010 he was the writer and presenter of a four-part series for the BBC World Service called The Mysteries of the Brain. He is also the wine columnist for Prospect Magazine.