Trinity College Dublin is to commission four new sculptures representing women scholars for display in the Long Room of the Old Library.
The four new busts will represent scientist Rosalind Franklin, folklorist, dramatist and theatre-founder Lady Augusta Gregory, mathematician Ada Lovelace and writer and pioneering women's rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft. These subjects have been chosen from a list of more than 500 suggestions.
There are currently 40 marble busts - all of men - in the Long Room. This is the first time in over a century that the university has commissioned new sculptures for this area.