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Trinity Academic Delivers Lecture at Opening Ceremony of the First Annual Mallya Aditi International School Literary Festival, India

Posted on 7 September 2015

Professor Darryl Jones at Mallya Aditi International School Literary Festival, IndiaProfessor Darryl Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin delivered a lecture entitled "Utopias in Wells, Huxley and Orwell" on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the first annual Mallya Aditi International School Literary Festival, which took place in India last week.   The lecture formed a key part of the literature festival, which included other writers and journalists, all from the Bangalore area, discussing the theme of Dissent. The festival consisted of a day-long series of talks attended by Mallya Aditi International School students, as well as students from Vidyashilp Academy, Bishop Cotton's and other Bangalore schools. Following the success of this year’s literary festival, it is now intended to become an annual event.

Over the past number of years, Trinity College Dublin has developed a strong connection with Mallya Aditi International School, located in Bangalore, India.  Trinity collaborated with the international school and Science Gallery Dublin last November on a three-day workshop on the theme of ‘Mobility’ in Bangalore.  The workshop opened with a keynote address by Professor Satyajit Mayor, Director at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, in Bangalore.

Professor Darryl Jones’ visit to Mallya Aditi builds on the links already established with the international school and other institutions in India.   Trinity recently announced an institutional partnership with Thapar University to promote academic collaboration in the key areas of undergraduate programme and research.  Trinity is delighted to be involved in the Mallya Aditi International School Literary Festival.  The collaboration forms part of the university’s ever-growing relationship with India, and comes at the start of a wider engagement mission throughout the country in November.