- Students Excel in Irish Times Debating Competition
Congratulations to Rónán O’Connor (TSM Economics and Sociology) of Trinity’s Philosophical Society who was part of the winning team at the Annual Irish Times debating competition and to William Dunne (PPES) of the Trinity Historical society who was a runner up in the competition. Now in its 55th year, the Irish Times debating championship was established to promote excellence in oratory and debating.
- Professor Richard Layte Delivers Inaugural Lecture
Professor Richard Layte, Professor of Sociology, delivered his inaugural lecture entitled ‘Can We Balance Social Equality with Economic Growth? Lessons from the Life Course Model of Human Development’ on Wednesday 11 February. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion by Professor John O’Hagan (Economics) Professor Paul O’Grady (Philosophy) and Professor Anne Wren (Political Science). The event was chaired by Pro-Dean Professor Eoin O’Sullivan.
- Workshop on ‘Quantitative Data in Irish Migration Research’
On 12 February 2015, the IRC funded New Irish Families project (Principal Investigator: Antje Röder) hosted a workshop on ‘Quantitative Data in Irish Migration Research’ attended by several speakers and over 30 attendees. Panels focused on opportunities as well as challenges encountered in using existing data sources and new approaches for collecting survey data, as well as discussing ways forward in Irish migration research.
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PhD Scholarship Programme with the aim of advancing cutting-edge social science research and teaching.