The Museum Building – Friends of the Library Lecture

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Dr Patrick Wyse Jackson

Trinity College Dublin

The architectural gem of Victorian Dublin: Deane and Woodward’s Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin

19:30, Thursday 21 March 2019

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Patrick Wyse Jackson is an Associate Professor of Geology, Curator of the Geological Museum, Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, Tutor, Head of the School of Natural Sciences, and a former Head of Geology and Director of Post-Graduate Teaching and Learning in the School of Natural Sciences. His main research interests are on the taxonomy, functional morphology and biology of Palaeozoic bryozoans, particularly those from the Ordovician and Mississippian geological periods. Patrick has published one hundred papers and meeting abstracts on his bryozoan research and over 150 notes, papers, and books in other fields including the history and philosophy of geology and the use of building materials in Ireland. He is currently a co-PI on the innovative cross-disciplinary project ‘Making Victorian Dublin’ being carried out with colleagues in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture in Trinity. This project is focused on the extractive industries and building trades, and craftsmen who worked on the Museum Building and elsewhere, in the middle decades of the 1800s.

The History of the South Dublin Union – Friends of the Library Lecture

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Dr Davis Coakley

The History of the South Dublin Union

19:30, Thursday 14 February 2019

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Davis Coakley is a doctor and writer who graduated from University College Cork in 1971. He served as a consultant physician at St James’s Hospital, Dublin (1979-2011) and was professor of medical gerontology in Trinity College Dublin (1996-2011). He was dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences from 1993 to 1999. He was co-chairman of the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), a body which promoted research on ageing across the island of Ireland. He is a Trustee of the Edward Worth Library and has served as its chairman. He has also served as Dun’s Librarian in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He is chairman of the steering group of the Mercer’s Institute for Research on Ageing (MIRA). He is cofounder of The Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing at St James’s Hospital, a state of the art facility embracing health care, education and research. He has published over 150 scientific papers in relation to ageing in peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of books on medicine, medical history and Irish literature. His most recent books include Medicine in Trinity College Dublin: An illustrated History and The History and Heritage of St James’s Hospital Dublin which he co-authored with his wife Mary. He is an honorary fellow of Trinity College Dublin and a fellow of the Irish, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow Colleges of Physicians.

Rachel Moss – Friends of the Library Lecture

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Dr Rachel Moss

Buildings and books in monastic Ireland

19:30, Thursday 22 November 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Rachel Moss is an Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Trinity. The principal focus of her research is medieval Ireland. She was Principal Investigator of the IRC-funded ‘Monastic Ireland’ project and recent publications include Art and Architecture of Ireland. Volume 1. Medieval c.400-1600AD (Yale University Press, 2014) and The Book of Durrow (Thames and Hudson, 2018).

Student Secondhand Booksale 2018

It’s almost time for the Student Secondhand Booksale! A wide selection and great value in books on History, Law, Business, Science, English Literature & Drama, Social Science, etc., & incredible bargains in secondhand textbooks. For one day only on Wednesday 17 October, from 10-3 in Goldsmith Hall. Students can’t afford to miss it!

Jimmy O’Dea – Friends of the Library Lecture

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Conor Doyle

Theatre Historian

Jimmy O’Dea: Life & Times of the Dublin Actor and Comedian

19:30, Thursday 20 September 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Jimmy O’Dea (d. 1965) was a much-loved Dublin actor and comedian. Long associated with the Gaiety Theatre, he regularly performed with his apprentice Maureen Potter. His character Biddy Mulligan – a Dublin street vendor – is still remembered in the song ‘Biddy Mulligan the pride of the Coombe’. He appeared in many films and on the fledgling RTE, notably in ‘Darby O’Gill and the Little People’ (1959). Conor Doyle is a god-son of Jimmy O’Dea.

Trinity’s Early Irish Manuscript Project – Friends of the Library Lecture

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Susie Bioletti

Keeper of Preservation and Conservation, the Library of Trinity College Dublin

Trinity’s Early Irish Manuscript Project: Conservation, Research & Connections

19:30, Thursday 12 April 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

The Library of Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with the Department of History of Art and Architecture, received generous support from Bank of America Merrill Lynch to fund an exciting project focused on four of the most important early medieval insular Gospel Books in the Library. See the Early Irish Manuscripts website.

Susie Bioletti joined the Library of Trinity College Dublin in 2002 as Keeper of Preservation and Conservation. She is Chair of the CONUL Unique and Distinct Collections Group, and Chair of the Institute of Conservator Restorers in Ireland. Her research interests include materials and techniques of works of art, and the study of dust.

From Carlingford to the Pacific Ocean in a 41ft boat – Friends of the Library Lecture

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Pat Murphy

Sailor and Adventurer

From Carlingford to the Pacific Ocean in a 41 foot boat

19:30, Thursday 8 March 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

In July 1999, Dundalk man Pat Murphy and his late wife Olivia set sail from Carlingford on a nine-year voyage that would bring them around the world. With a background in engineering, business, the Round Ireland and Fastnet races, and pigeon racing, Pat Murphy is a natural raconteur. Most recently he has been heavily involved in the conservation of Erskine and Molly Childers famous gun-running yacht Asgard.

Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland – Friends of the Library Lecture

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Sean Rainbird

Director of the National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland: Bedding down, making waves, moving forward, where do we go from here

19:30, Thursday 15 February 2018

Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Sean Rainbird was appointed Director of the National Gallery of Ireland in April 2011. He studied art history and German at University College London and has a particular interest in German art. He has worked as Curator in the Tate and Tate Modern, and was Director of the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (2006-12). Sean Rainbird has overseen the most ambitious and successful refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland.

Friends of the Library Lecture: Lafcadio Hearn

The Friends of the Library – Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce their next lecture. Admission is free. All welcome! Enquiries to 01 8961544 or LibraryFriends@tcd.ie.

Lafcadio Hearn: From Ireland to Japan, the Making of a Writer

Paul Murray, writer and biographer

19:30, Thursday 23 November 2017

Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building Concourse, Trinity College Dublin

Paul Murray is the author of acclaimed biographies A Fantastic Journey: The Life and Literature of Lafcadio Hearn (1993), and Bram Stoker: From the Shadow of Dracula: A Life of Bram Stoker (2004). A retired diplomat, he was Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 1999-2004, and the first Irish Ambassador to DPRK (North Korea) in 2004.

Student Booksale 11/10/17

Need to grab a cheap copy of a textbook or set text for your course? While we in the Library will have the vast majority of books you need, sometimes you will want your own copy, especially if everyone in the class is told to read a particular work, or you like to annotate with notes.

With that in mind, the annual Student Booksale takes place on Wednesday 11th October in the Goldsmith Hall Concourse from 10:00am to 3:00pm. These are books selected with students’ needs in mind so lots of textbooks in all sorts of subjects. All welcome, not just TCD students!

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