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"Memories are killing. So you must not think of certain things, of those that are dear to you, or rather you must think of them, for if you don’t there is the danger of finding them, in your mind, little by little."
- Samuel Beckett

Wednesday 13 April 2016

On Wednesday, the Sports Centre remembers the 70's. For free classes to 70's music, click here.


10.00-12.00 Trinity Week Chariots Race

In conjunction with DUCAC

The 'Chariots of Fire' College Dash was established during Trinity Week in 1983. Liam Lysaght (Harriers Captain 1983-84) and Peter Campbell (Athletics Captain 1983-84), both of whom were D.U.H.A.C. committee members in 1982-83, had the idea for the race around Front Square inspired by the movie 'Chariots of Fire' (David Puttnam, 1981). The inaugural winner was Denis Finnerty (49.6 sec), 2nd was Alan Gilsenan and 3rd was Brendan Mullin. No race for women was contested.

Get more information here.

Venue: Front Square


Literature and Memory

11.00am–1.00pm A roundtable discussion with invited guests on the theme of literature and memory


Chaired by Dr Philip Coleman (School of English, TCD).

At this event five scholars will address the theme of Literature and Memory from a range of critical perspectives and with reference to various literary and cultural texts.  Speakers will include Dr Julie Bates (School of English, TCD), Dr Amanda Piesse (School of English, TCD), Dr Sam Slote (School of English, TCD), Prof Jürgen Barkhoff (School of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies, TCD) and Dr Miriam Haughton (School of Humanities, NUI Galway).

Venue: Neill Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub
This free event is open to the public, no booking required



1.00pm Aerobics on the Arts Building Concourse

Arts meets Mr. Motivator with an open Aerobics class in the Arts Building, to the music of the 80's.


5.00-6.30pm “Did I already tell you that?": Memory, dementia and communication


Dr Tammy Hopper, Professor and Vice Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta

Tammy Hopper, PhD is a professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. She has been conducting research with individuals who have dementia for 20 years, with a focus on interventions to improve communication, social engagement, and well-being. Dr. Hopper has received funding from several national funding agencies and has more than 75 presentations and has more than 50 publications on the topic of dementia and communication.

Venue: Neill Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub
This free event is open to the public, no booking required



Trinity Week University Challenge 2016

Show off your memory skills by taking part in Trinity Week's University Challenge 2016. A team from the School of English, including our very own Faculty Dean, currently holds the title. Will they retain their title?

For more information click here.

To register a team, email:


7.30pm Trinity Week University Challenge 2016 - Final

After an afternoon of tense heats, during which teams from all over College will have competed for a place in the final, Brian Dobson, RTE will host the grand final of this year’s University Challenge. Who will be the 2016 winners?

Venue: Public Theatre, TCD



Last updated 4 April 2016