Dead languages, banned books and a silent disco — Trinity week to focus on the theme of ‘Silence’

April 2019

Censorship in Ireland, the sounds of dead languages and a first-hand account of locked in syndrome are among the diverse range of topics to be explored during ‘Trinity Week’ — a series of free public events taking place in Trinity College Dublin between Monday April 29 and Friday May 3.

 

Dublin Apocalypse manuscript, one of the great medieval treasures of Trinity Library, now available online

February, 2019

Trinity College Dublin celebrated the digitisation of the Dublin Apocalypse, one of great medieval treasures of the Library, with a symposium at which international scholars reflected on this remarkable manuscript and its arresting vision of the end of days.

 

Hidden history of Trinity’s Museum Building uncovered

December 2018

The Making Victorian Dublin research project led by researchers from the Department of Geology and the Department of History of Art and Architecture has uncovered the hidden history of Trinity’s iconic Museum Building. The completion of the project was marked by an interactive website featuring a 3-D digital scan of the building and highlights of research findings on the architecture, materials and sculptures of the building.

Media coverage included:

 

School of English breathes new life into ‘Frankenstein’ at Halloween

October 2018

Trinity College Dublin joined 700 institutions worldwide in the ‘Frankenweek’ initiative to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, one of literature’s most enduring gothic tales. Events included a marathon public reading of the iconic novel, a college-wide giveaway of 200 copies of the book and a public lecture by Professor Darryl Jones.

 

US bestselling author shares his thoughts on memoir and memory at Trinity public event

October, 2018

American journalist and author of the bestseller ‘Marley & Me’ John Grogan gave a public talk and interview in Trinity College Dublin in October 2018 as part of his public engagement programme while on a visiting fellowship at the School of English.

 

Public discussion to mark 10th anniversary of banking crisis

September 2018

Ten years on from the Irish banking crisis, Trinity Long Room Hub hosted a ‘Behind the Headlines’ public discussion series to explore whether enough has changed in the Irish financial, business and cultural sectors. The event featured speakers drawn from the world of politics, banking, journalism as well as historians and literary experts.

 

Nobel Prize-winners discuss the future of biology at Trinity

September 2018

Five Nobel Prize-winners and some of the world’s most brilliant science minds spoke at the Schrödinger at 75 – the Future of Biology meeting, organised by Trinity College Dublin. This stellar international meeting took its inspiration from an iconic moment in history that changed the course of science when Erwin Schrödinger delivered his paradigm-shifting What is Life? lectures in Trinity in 1943.

Extensive international media coverage included pieces in/on:

BBC Inside Science 

RTE Six One News, and One News 

RTE Morning Ireland

Nature

New Scientist

Future Zone and Der Standard Austria

Irish Times, and 10 more presentation summary articles (e.g. this and this)

University Times

Trinity News

 

New research shows why babies need to move in the womb

March 2018

Scientists have just discovered why babies need to move in the womb to develop strong bones and joints. It turns out there are some key molecular interactions that are stimulated by movement and which guide the cells and tissues of the embryo to build a functionally robust yet malleable skeleton.

Extensive international media included pieces in/on:

Huffington Post

IFL Science

RTE

Irish Times

Irish Examiner

Radio Sarajevo

Inverse

MSN

The Hindu

Iran Daily

Beyond 2022 project to recreate public record office destroyed in 1922 fire

February 2018

A ground-breaking project to digitally recreate the building and contents of the Public Record Office of Ireland, destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the outset of the Irish Civil War, has been announced by Trinity College Dublin today, February 8th, 2018.

Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

Morning Ireland, RTE

RTE One O’Clock News 

RTE Six One News

TV3 News @7, News @ 5, News @ 10

RTE.ie

BBC.co.uk

IrishTimes.com

Siliconrepublic.com

IrishCentral.com

TheJournal.ie

TechCentral.ie

Trinity engineers unveil Ireland’s first prototype robot for assisted care

November 2017

Robotics engineers from Trinity today unveiled the first prototype robot designed to work in assisted care facilities and help the elderly and people living with disability in Ireland.

Extensive media coverage included pieces in/on:

Irish Times

The Times

Irish Examiner

Irish Mirror

RTE.ie

RTE Six One News

RTE Radio One Drivetime

Silicon Republic 1 and 2

98 FM

Newstalk

Tech Central

The Journal

The Conversation

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