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Terry Pratchett at the Unseen University

Friday, 21 September 2018, 6:30 – 9:30pm

Terry Pratchett at the Unseen University

Celebrating Trinity College Dublin’s special relationship with fantasy author, Terry Pratchett, drawing together strands of research. Library Cataloguers will illustrate the evolution of Pratchett’s work; the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation will look how Pratchett’s quirky sense of humour went global; scholars in Children’s Literature will delve into Pratchett’s writing for young readers; partners from the Trinity Centre for Digital Humanities will explore Pratchett’s work with technology; and, recalling Pratchett’s life with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers from Trinity Brain Health and the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will myth-bust dementia and explain how “It is possible to live well with dementia and write best-sellers 'like wot I do'.”


  • Christoph Schmidt-Supprian
  • Jennifer Edmond 
  • Jane Suzanne Carrol
  • Sabina Brennan and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland 

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Children’s activities, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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