About Science Safari
Discover the engine that revolutionised the 20th century, the man who split the atom, the geologist who invented the humane hangman's drop and, if time allows, a gem of a museum in an attic.Just some of the treasures awaiting you on this self-guided trail of TCD.
This Science Safari brings you stories you won't find in any other trail. In the company of award-winning science author and broadcaster, Mary Mulvihill, you will explore the rich scientific heritage and latest research of Ireland's oldest university, spanning over 400 years of history.Walk through the campus, or listen to the stories from the comfort of your armchair.
En route you will hear about historic and modern scientific discoveries, and can admire the art, architecture and stonework. If time allows, you can even visit the college's geology museum.
The trail starts in the oldest part of college, then moves east to the newer science end, to finish beside the modern Science Gallery, where you can visit the exhibitions, or relax with a coffee.
Some departments have given special permission for you to enter their building to see a particular exhibit, which you should be able to do during working hours, in general Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Please stay in the areas indicated as these are places of work, study and research.
Each stop lasts from 2-7 minutes. Allow about 60-90 minutes for the full trail.
- Read a full description here where you can download the individual tracks to your MP3 player or phone.
- View and print the route map here and the brochure here.
- Download the full podcast here.
The Trinity Trail is brought to you by TCD’s Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, in association with the Science Gallery. Written and presented by Mary Mulvihill, and made by Twintrack Media.