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Verdi Requiem Tercentenary Concert

Date: 2 April 2011
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Grand Canal Theatre

A joint performance of the Guinness Choir, the Dublin University Choral Society, & the Ulster
Orchestra will be held in the Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin , to celebrate 300 years of Medicine,
Chemistry and Botany in Trinity. Tickets are available online for €25, €30, €35 at: on “Events”.

Opening of Tercentenary Physic Garden

Date: 14 April 2011
Time: 4.30 pm
Venue: Physic Garden

The Botany Department along with the Schools of Chemistry and Medicine have established a
Physic (medicinal) garden on the main campus to celebrate their tercentenaries. The garden will
display sixty plants of medicinal interest and an explanatory booklet will be available to facilitate
interpretation. The opening will take place at the Physic Garden near the Science Gallery.

Medicinal Plants Talk

Date: 14 April 2011
Time: 5 pm
Venue: Botany Lecture Theatre

Dr Henry Oakeley, Garden Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians in London will attend the
opening of the TCD Physic Garden and he will give a public lecture on ‘Why plants have been
used as medicines for the past 3,000 years’ , which will be held in the Botany Lecture Theatre,
Trinity College Dublin.

Medicinal Plants Talk (Podcast)

Click here to hear the wonderful lecture given by Dr Henry Oakeley, on ‘Why plants have been
used as medicines for the past 3,000 years’.

Launch of New Edition of ‘Trees of Trinity’ Booklet

Date: 9 May 2011
Time: 4 pm
Venue: Botany Library

A new booklet on the Trees of Trinity College will be launched in May. It will provide
information on many of the much-loved specimens that beautify our campus. These range from
the Oregon maples which form a backdrop to Front Square and are among the oldest and finest
in Europe, to the native Arbutus which embellishes one corner of the Botany building. The
booklet will be illustrated with paintings by Ms Elaine Cullen of the Geology Department, and
with photographs by Dr George Sevastopulo and others. The booklet will be co-authored by Dr
Daniel L. Kelly and Professor David Jeffrey. The launch will take place in the Botany Library, in
Trinity College Dublin. The launch will be followed by a guided tour of the trees in College.

Botany Tercentenary Public Lecture

Date: 9 May 2011
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Botany Lecture Theatre

Professor Liam Dolan, Sherardian Professor of Botany at Oxford University, will give a public
seminar on on ‘Botany: seeding the future’. This lecture will be held in the Botany Lecture Theatre at Trinity College and will be open to members of the general public and may be of particular interest to science teachers.

Shoots and Leaves Lecture

Date: Thursday, 19th May 2011
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin.

Celebrating 300 years of Botany in TCD, the Department of Botany and the Tweedy Lecture series are hosting a lecture titled ‘Shoots and Leaves: Changes in plants, vegetation and natural habitats of Ireland’ presented by Dr Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens.

To book, email by 13th May.

Tercentenary Botanical Walk

Date: 29 May 2011
Time: 1 pm
Meet: Greystones Harbour

A botanical walk take place along the coast from Greystones over Bray Head to Bray, it will
finish in a suitably chosen watering-hole. Meet at the Pier in Greystones Harbour. Children must
be accompanied by an adult.

Alumni Tercentenary Garden Party

Date: 25 June 2011
Time: 3 pm
Venue: Trinity Botanical Gardens

An afternoon garden party for alumni to celebrate the tercentenary will be held in the Trinity
College Botanic Gardens in Dartry, by invitation only (behind Trinity Hall).

Calendar of Trinity College Trees

Date: 25 June 2011
Time: 3 pm
Venue: Trinity Botanical Gardens

In order to celebrate the trees of Trinity, some of which have been around for over 180 years, we
are putting together a calendar which will comprise photos of the trees from each season of the
year. We plan to launch the calendar at the Garden Party. If you would like to contribute a photo
for consideration in the calendar please send your image to

Tercentenary Evening Dinner & Lecture

Date: 5 October 2011
Dinner: 6 pm, Trinity Commons
Lecture: 7.30 pm, Botany Lecture Theatre

Dr James White from UCD will deliver a lecture as a celebration of 300 years of Botany in
Trinity. The title of his talk will be ‘Botany in the University of Dublin-Incubation and Emancipation’
and will explore the history of Botany in College. This talk will take place in the Botany
Lecture Theatre, and will be preceded by Commons in the Dining Hall. Professor Mike Jones
will Chair the session.

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