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The following information has been provided by Roddy Evans and David Hume
[First published 29 Jul 2010; Last update 29 Jan 2021]



Photo of Roddy EvansJames Roderick (Roddy) Evans was born in County Meath, Ireland, on 25th January 1923. He graduated in medicine from Trinity College, Dublin and the Adelaide Hospital in 1947 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1951. He practiced medicine in Dublin and London and later in Asia and South America and travelled widely in the Middle East and Southern Africa. In 1971 he returned to live in Belfast, where he experienced at first-hand the unfolding of the historic developments in Northern Ireland over thirty years. Dr Roddy Evans died in Belfast on 9th September 2020, aged 97.
See also:
McRitchie, Alec.
(2020). 'James Roderick (Roddy) Evans - skilled surgeon devoted to faith and creating peace', An Appreciation by Alec McRitchie, The Irish Times, p.13, 21 September 2020, (on-line version), [PDF; 1076KB]. ... [27461] - [Newspaper article]




Evans, Roddy. (2005). Glimpses Into the Past: Memoir of an Irish Anglican. Belfast: Published by author. [PDF; 1071KB]


Evans, Roddy. (1999). The Second Conversion of Dr. George Dallas. Belfast: Published by author. [PDF; 135KB]

Evans, Roddy. (2002). Where I sensed the Breath of God – A footnote in Anglo-Irish History. Belfast: Published by author. [PDF; 376KB]

Evans, Roddy. (2004). Reminiscences from a Province in civil conflict – a personal experience. Belfast: Published by author. [PDF; 236KB]


Evans, J.R., Porter, E.M., Porter, W.A., and Turpin, S.E. (1977). A statement made by four Trinity College Dublin graduates, (30 May 1977), [PDF; 36KB]. Dublin: Published by Irish Times and other newspapers.

Evans, Roddy. (2010). 'End of a chapter in Northern Ireland', (Statement about the Saville Report on Bloody Sunday), (22 July 2010), [PDF; 169KB]. Initiatives of Change: <>

Evans, Roddy. (2012). 'Some reflections on the role played by Queen Elizabeth in Anglo-Irish relations 1995 – 2012', (November 2012), [PDF; 78KB]. Initiatives of Change: <>

Evans, Roddy. (2014). 'History in the Making', (23 April 2014), [PDF; 114KB]. Initiatives of Change: <>

Evans, Roddy. (2015). 'A Royal Endeavour', (29 May 2015), [PDF; 121KB]. Initiatives of Change: <>


Web Site

The book and pamphlets were also available at this website: [Site unavailable - January 2013]


Other Information

Roddy Evans was acknowledged in these items:
Mansergh, Martin. (2013). The Decade of Centenaries: Address by Dr Martin Mansergh, Member of the Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations, the the Church of Ireland Men's Society in the Royal College of Surgeons, Saturday, 1 June 2013, at 1 pm, [PDF; 306KB].
Mansergh, Martin. (2020). 'Good Friday Agreement's lasting gift: the ability to simply move on', The Irish Catholic, (8 October 2020), [on-line version]



The Irish Times, 20 Sep 2020, webpage
The Irish News, 3 Oct 2020, webpage
The Guardian, 15 Nov 2020, webpage
Initiatives of Change, 2020, webpage
Business Telegraph, 15 Nov 2020, webpage
Pehal News (India), 16 Nov 2020, webpage


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