Trinity College Announces New Fellows and Scholars

Trinity College Dublin heralded the beginning of the annual Trinity Week on Monday 16 May with the announcement of one Honorary Fellow, 24 new Fellows and 80 new Scholars of the College. The ceremony is one of the oldest and most colourful at Trinity College. The announcement was made by the Provost of Trinity, Dr. John Hegarty, surrounded by members of the Board of the College in full academic gowns and hoods on the steps of the Public Theatre. Students and staff celebrated the occasion with colleagues, friends and families in Front Square. Scholars are elected annually in various subjects as the result of an examination held in Trinity term. Research achievement or scholarship of a high order is the primary qualification for Fellowship, along with evidence of the candidate’s contribution to the academic life of the College and effective record of teaching. Other Trinity Week activities include an Academic Symposium on ‘Hamilton in Trinity: A Celebration’, hosted by the Hamilton Mathematics Institute; a Memorial Discourse on ‘Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865)’ by Prof. I.T. McGovern; and the Chariots of Fire race in Front Square. Full list of Fellows & Scholars may be viewed at http://www.tcd.ie/Secretary/FellowsScholars/