English Literature



This course will provide an introduction to major authors of poetry, drama and prose through close examination of selected texts, chosen from among those prescribed for the Leaving Certificate. The course will be of special interest to teachers and pupils preparing for the examination but the lectures will be directed towards a more general audience as well.

Further details for the upcoming theme will be available shortly from the Trinity Oscar Wilde website: www.tcd.ie/OWC/evening-lectures

Time, Date, and Place

The 10 weekly lecture series commences in the Michaelmas Term on Tuesday 3rd October 2023. Classes begin at 7pm and are hosted in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. There will be no lecture on Tuesday 24th October 2023.

The lecture series will also be recorded. If you purchased a ticket to a particular lecture, to several lectures, or to the entire series, you will be emailed a link to the video recording(s) once these are available (usually the next day). All recordings will be available any time until a few weeks after the lecture series ends.

Course Fees

€50 for the entire series, with individual lectures €5 each. Concession rates for the full series are €45 or €4 for individual lectures.

The concession rate is available to those retired and over 65s, those on a government pension / payment plan, and the unwaged (including second- and third-level students). This rate also applies to Trinity staff and graduates, and groups of 20 or more. Teachers bringing groups of students are entitled to a free Teacher Pass.


Those interested in the series can purchase tickets online, by phone by postal application , and in person:

Online: Apply and pay online using Eventbrite. Please check the Oscar Wilde Centre wbsite for the relevant link at: www.tcd.ie/OWC/evening-lectures/

Post: Apply C/O Ms Sophia Ní Sheoin at:

The Oscar Wilde Centre
School of English
21 Westland Row
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

Cheques/Bank Drafts/Postal Orders should be made payable to Trinity College Dublin No. 1 Account.

Application forms will be available for download shortly from the Oscar Wilde Centre website: www.tcd.ie/OWC/eveninglectures

In person: You can pay at the door for each lecture on the night; however, only those who have pre-booked are guaranteed admission.

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 8962885