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“Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.”
― Guy de Maupassant

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is delighted to be hosting this year’s programme of events for Trinity Week. The theme for the week is “Memory” which resonates across all of the Schools in the Faculty. The public is invited to participate in this week long programme which will include exciting events which demonstrate the key role memory plays in the teaching and research in the Faculty.

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Trinity Week commences on “Trinity Monday”, 11th April, when Trinity College Dublin celebrates the announcement of the Honorary Fellows, new Fellows and Scholars of the college. The ceremony is one of the oldest and most colourful at Trinity College and refers back to the foundation of Trinity College in 1592 as a corporation consisting of the Provost, the Fellows and the Scholars.

The announcement is made by the Provost surrounded by members of the Board of College in full academic gowns and hoods on the steps of the Public Theatre. Students and staff celebrate the occasion with colleagues, friends and family in Front Square and members of the public are very welcome to witness this event.

This is followed by a week of events including symposia, lectures, roundtable discussions and many other events around the theme of memory, which will be of interest to the general public.

The two Academic Symposia on Tuesday 12th April deal with different perspectives on memory. The morning symposia focusses on The Science of Memory,with talks from a number of staff members from the Trinity College Institute for Neuroscience. The afternoon symposium 'The Persistence of Memory' looks at memory some of the other perspectives in the Faculty, including Languages, History, Religions, and Economics.

Wednesday sees the second Trinity Week University Challenge - with the final being hosted once again by Brian Dobson, from RTE.

We would love to see you in Trinity College Dublin during Trinity Week. While you are here, take part in some of the events being organised that are designed to show you what goes on in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Professor Darryl Jones
Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Last updated 11 March 2016