From January to April, the School hosts a series of lectures which adopt a thematic approach to the study of literature. The chosen theme varies from year to year, offering members of the public the opportunity to consider English literary works from fresh and thought-provoking perspectives. Themes covered in recent years have included Fear in Literature, Cities in Literature, and Literature and Revolution.

Further details for the upcoming theme will be available shortly from the Trinity Oscar Wilde website:

Time, Date, and Place

The 10 weekly lecture series commences in the Hillary Term on Tuesday 23rd January 2024. Classes begin at 7pm and are hosted in the Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. There will be no lecture on Tuesday 5th March 2024.

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:

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:

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