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Summer Commencements July 2005

Extracts from the special Commencement ceremony held in the Public Theatre in July 2005. This was Professor John V. Luce's last ceremony as Public Orator of Trinity College Dublin

University of Dublin, Summer Commencements 2005. The Public Orator, Professor John V. Luce, enters the College Theatre, preceded by the Provost, Dr John Hegarty, and followed by Dr Mary Robinson, Chancellor of the University of Dublin.

University of Dublin, Summer Commencements 2005. The Senior Proctor, Professor John Scattergood, reads out the names of each candidate for doctoral degree honoris causa. The Public Orator, Professor John Luce, presents Alan J. Heeger, Doctor in Science honoris causa.

University of Dublin, Summer Commencements 2005. The Public Orator, Professor John Luce, presents Cecilia Jariskog, Doctor in Science honoris causa.

University of Dublin, Summer Commencements 2005. The Public Orator, Professor John Luce, Michael Bogdanov, Doctor in Letters honoris causa.

University of Dublin, Summer Commencements 2005. The Public Orator, Professor John Luce, presents William Desmond Walsh, Doctor in Laws honoris causa.

University of Dublin, Summer Commencements 2005. The Public Orator, Professor Luce, presents John O'Conor, Doctor in Music honoris causa.

University of Dublin, Summer Commencements 2005. The Chancellor Mary Robinson gives the vote of thanks to the Public Orator, Professor Luce, for his thrity-five years of office, as follows:
Abhinc annos quinque et triginta orator noster publicus, Johannes Luce, laudationem honorariam primam habuit. Eruditissimi eloquentissimique viri, Academici, ultimam orationem publicam hodie in hoc theatro audivistis. itaque ei gratias debitas plauso maximo referamus. [Thirty-five years ago our Public Orator John Luce delivered his first honorary oration. Today, members of the University, in his theatre, you have heard the last public oration of this most learned and eloquent man. Let us therefore give him our tribute of gratitude with our loudest applause.]


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