Students and academics gathered in Trinity College Dublin’s Front Square this morning to applaud the announcement of new Scholars and Fellows. There were scenes of joy and jubilation as the names of the students and academics were read out by the Provost of Trinity, Dr Patrick Prendergast. The College community, friends and families celebrated their wonderful achievement.
This year there are 73 Scholars, 16 Fellows and two Honorary Fellows.
“We are so proud of all our students and academics today who have become new Fellows and Scholars. This is always a special day for all of us when we celebrate their hard work and academic prowess,” said Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast.
In order to become a Scholar, second year students study for special exams in January. It is a major achievement where students continue with their usual course work, and additionally study independently for these exams. In becoming a Scholar they must demonstrate in depth knowledge and understanding of their subjects. This year’s Scholars come from a vast range of disciplines, from Mathematics to Midwifery, from Medicine to Philosophy, all of whom made the grade.
Sixteen academics were also elected to Fellowship based on their research excellence. They come from a range of schools, including the Creative Arts, Law and Mathematics among others.
Additionally, two Honorary Fellows were announced. They were the Conolly Norman Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Brian Lawlor, recognised nationally and internationally as an expert in dementia. He is Director of the Memory Clinic at St James’s Hospital and the co-Director of the Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin. He was joined by the renowned poet and alumnus of Trinity, Dr Michael Longley who has won multiple awards for his poetry and was the former Ireland Professor of Poetry.
The announcement of Fellows and Scholars also marks the beginning of the annual Trinity Week, a long established celebration of College life. This year to celebrate Trinity Week, the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science has put together a week of exciting events including a series of talks and activities around the theme of Energy. Events are free and open to the public. A full programme of events can be found on: www.tcd.ie/trinityweek.
For full list of Fellows and Scholars see below:
List of Fellows:
|Professor Eleanor Denny||School of Social Sciences & Philosophy|
|Professor Sarah McCormack||School of Engineering|
|Professor Ruth Britto||School of Mathematics|
|Professor Ruth Barton |
Professor Adrian Bracken
|School of Creative Arts |
School of Genetics & Microbiology
|Professor Giuliana Adamo||School of Language, Literature & Cultural Studies|
|Professor Ben Wold||School of Religions, Peace Studies & Theology|
|Professor Desmond Ryan||School of Law|
|Professor David Finlay||School of Biochemistry & Immunology|
|Professor Norah Campbell||Trinity Business School|
|Professor Tristan McLoughlin||School of Mathematics|
|Professor David Shepherd||School of Religions, Peace Studies & Theology|
|Professor Marco Ruffini||School of Computer Science & Statistics|
|Professor Matthew Campbell||School of Genetics & Microbiology|
|Two Professorial Fellows|
|Professor Aljoša Smoli? |
|Science Foundation Ireland Research Professor of Creative Technologies|
|Professor Rhodri Cusack||Thomas N. Mitchell Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience (2006)|
List of Scholars
|Fitzmaurice||Zoe||Children’s and General Nursing|
|Harold||Caoimhe||Children’s and General Nursing|
|Olaniyi||Damilola||Children’s and General Nursing|
|Robinson Gunning||Neimhin||Computer Science and Language|
|Fitzmaurice||Shauna||Economic and Social Studies|
|Walsh||John||Economic and Social Studies|
|Fuentes McDonnell||Irene||European Studies|
|Smith||Helen||Law and Business|
|Holton||Avril||Law and French|
|O’Leary||Diarmuid||Law and French|
|Gilligan||Daniel||Law and Political Science|
|Healy O’Connor||Portia||Management Science and Information Systems Studies|
|Burgess||Andrew||Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials|
|Caffrey||Eoin||Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials|
|Doolan||Luke||Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials|
|Kelly||Dawn||Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials|
|Maughan||Jack||Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials|
|Walsh Garcia David||Síomha||Occupational Therapy|
|Doyle-Chowen||Fionn||Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology|
|McCaffrey||Conor||Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology|
|Hamilton||Rowan||TSM Economics and Psychology|
|Stieglitz-Courtney||Mila||TSM Economics and Geography|
|Eady||Orla||World Religions and Theology|