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June 2016

HEA PRESS RELEASE, Monday, 27th June 2016

Higher Education Institutions Will Risk Funding Penalties if They Fail to Address Gender Inequality

Expert Group publishes report on national review of gender equality in higher education –

Higher education institutions will risk funding being withheld if they fail to address gender inequality in the coming years. 

That’s one of the outcomes of a report published today (27.06.16) on gender equality in higher education.  The report was compiled by the Expert Group commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to undertake a national review of gender equality in higher education institutions.  The Expert Group was chaired by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn.

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April 2016

Watch WiSER's film "All changed, changed utterly..."

In 2016 over half the students in Trinity are female, but in the 1960s a woman on campus was a rare sight. Women had to be off campus by 6.30pm, there was no maternity leave and chaperones were appointed for the first women scholars on campus. These are some of memories recalled in this fascinating look back at life for women in Trinity college.

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March 2016

WiSER Celebrate International Women’s Day

"All changed, changed utterly... ” - WiSER Film Screening Tuesday 8th March

In 2016 over half the students in Trinity are female, but in the 1960s a woman on campus was a rare sight. In this film, commissioned by WiSER, some of the very first, pioneering women academics in the university speak about their experiences, the culture of the time, what has changed over the years, and what hasn't...

The first screening of this original documentary was launched by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Director of the Long Room Hub and was followed by discussion and a reception in the Global Room.


December 2015

Trinity Conferred with Landmark Athena Swan Awards

Trinity College Dublin’s champions for seeking equality for women in higher education and research in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) disciplines received landmark Athena Swan awards at a special ceremony held at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland on 10th December.See full details here: Athena SWAN Awards

Women and Film

Colleagues from across the College launched a series of lectures and film screenings examining the place of women in international film, with each screening preceded by a short lecture.

Thursday 10 December 2015 Jennie Rothwell: Retorno a Hansala (Chus Gutiérez, 2008)
Thursday 28 January 2016 Richard Millwood: The Woman in Gold (Simon Curtis, 2015)
Thursday 4 February 2016 Conor O’Kelly: Five in the Afternoon (Persian: پنج عصر, Panj é asr, Samira Makhmalbaf, 2003)
Thursday 11 February 2016 Richard Millwood: Camille Redouble (Noémie Lvovsky, 2012)
Thursday 18 February Sarah Alyn Stacey: Le Mépris (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
Thursday 25 February 2016 Caitriona Leahy: Malina (Werner Shroetner, 1991)
Thursday 10 March 2016 SILK ROUTE FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday 24 March 2016 David Shepherd: La Vie du Christ (Alice Guy, 1906). This lecture and screening were organised in collaboration with the Trinity Centre for Biblical Studies in the School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology.
Thursday 31 March 2016 Eileen Drew: Frida (Julie Taymor,2002)
Thursday 7 April 2016 Glenn Strong: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Persian: دختری در شب تنها به خانه می‌رود Dokhtari dar šab tanhâ be xâne miravad; Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014)
Thursday 14 April 2016 Gerald Morgan: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)[Maírtin uí Chadháin Theatre]