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Update from the Provost to students and staff

22 April 2021

Dear students and colleagues,

As you know next week is Trinity Week. While the majority of the events planned for the week have been cancelled or postponed, I am very pleased to confirm that some key events will be proceeding on Trinity Monday, albeit remotely.

A meeting of the Board of the College will be convened at 9.30am, with Board members joining remotely. The business to be considered is election to Fellowship and Scholarship.

After Board, the Mace Bearer and I will proceed to the steps of the Public Theatre where I will announce the names of the newly elected Fellows and Scholars at 10am. This announcement will be accessible for everyone to view as the live stream will be available on the following webpage: https://www.tcd.ie/Secretary/FellowsScholars/livestream. Viewing by livestream is the preferred method for staff and student participation as it may not be possible to maintain social distancing if there are many people in Front Square. If you do come to Front Square please take full account of the need to maintain social distancing.

Immediately after the announcement you are invited to view the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at 10.30am which was pre-recorded in the College Chapel. I thank the Chaplains for making arrangements for this. The address will be given by Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin. This event may be accessed here.

At 11.30 am, the Trinity Monday Memorial Discourse will be streamed live from the Graduates Memorial Building. This year the discourse commemorates Noël Browne and will be given by Trinity graduate and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar T.D. This event may be accessed here

I hope that many of you will have the opportunity to join with me in these Trinity Monday events.

I look forward to celebrating the achievements of the new Fellows and Scholars of Trinity Monday 2021 when we are all able to come together in College again when this crisis is over, and I take this opportunity to wish you and your families well in these difficult and challenging times for us all.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Prendergast
PROVOST