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Nothing endures but change

- Heraclitus

The Faculty of Health Sciences is delighted to host this year’s programme of events for Trinity Week. The theme for the week is “Health in Our Changing World: Discover, Understand, Act”. The public is invited to participate in this week long programme which will will encompass a range of free interactive events, lectures and workshops.

Trinity Week commences at 10am on “Trinity Monday”, 10th 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 Health in Our Changing World, which will be of interest to the general public.

The keynote address by Trinity alumni Conor Walsh takes place on Monday evening. he goal of this talk is to highlight recent and growing efforts in the field of soft wearable robotics and discuss how this technologies may be used in a variety of contexts. Conor is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and a Core Faculty Member at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University.

On Tuesday we host the Trinity EngAGE/U3A Public Forum on Health in Our Changing World. This event brings together senior academic staff from across Trinity to look at some exciting innovations in health. Tuesday evening is host to a panel discussion on activism and progressive change chaired by Senator Lynn Rouane: The Fightback: Making Change in 2017.

Wednesday sees the third Trinity Week University Challenge - with the final being hosted once again by Brian Dobson, from RTE. We will also host a public forum on Technology in Healthcare.

Remapping Trinity: A Literary Atlas of the University offers an exciting programme of events on Wednesday and Thursday of Trinity Week, including writing workshops and an interactive audio tour of Trinity's campus.

Trinity Week concludes on Thursday with a student-led event onTransgender Education in the Healthcare Service.

We would love to see you in Trinity College Dublin during Trinity Week so you can enjoy our beautiful campus, and take part in some of the events that are designed to show you what goes on in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Professor Mary McCarron
Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences