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The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy inaugural Student Prize Ceremony was held at the Synge Theatre on December 4th. The ceremony, hosted by the Head of School, Professor Paul O’Grady, brought together over 100 students, guests, and members of the School community.

The ceremony provided an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate exceptional student achievements within the school, which is the third largest in Trinity. A total of 43 awards were distributed, comprising 28 undergraduate Department prizes and 2 postgraduate Department prizes as well as recognition of 3 Foundation Scholars and 10 Gold Medal Winners.

In her opening address, Professor Gail EcElroy, Dean of AHSS, highlighted the enduring relevance of the Social Sciences and Philosophy, underscoring Trinity's role in shaping current and future innovators, collaborators and leaders. She also expressed gratitude to the benefactors of the Departmental awards for their support in promoting student success.

The ceremony concluded with a special presentation by Professor Francis O'Toole and Professor Paul O'Grady to Professor John O’Hagan. This recognition honoured Professor O'Hagan's substantial contributions to the Department of Economics, particularly in undergraduate and postgraduate student teaching, spanning an impressive six decades to date.

Department of Economics Winners

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Cliodhna Begley: PJ Drudy Prize & Terence Gorman Junior Sophister Prize
Sean Broderick: Terence Gorman Junior Sophister Prize
Conor Maher: Harry Hartford Capstone Prize & Whately Memorial Prize
Cathal Menton: Terence Gorman M.Sc. Economics Prize

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Siobhan Brosnan: Senior Freshman John O’Hagan Prize
Naomi Panovka: John O’Hagan Medal & Prize
India Riordan: Bastable Prize

Department of Philosophy Winners

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Claudia Friel: Madeleine Farrell Memorial Prize
Eleanor Maher: Wray Travelling Scholarship & Wray Prize
Ciaran Neau: Harry Hartford Capstone Prize

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Shona Beims: Arthur Aston Luce Memorial Prize
Sadie Loughman: John Henry Bernard Prize
Ella McGill: Harry Hartford Capstone Prize
Matthew Price: William Lyons Prize
Darragh Senchya: Wray Travelling Scholarship & Wray Prize

Department of Political Science Winners

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Anna Browne: Patrick Keatinge Undergraduate Prize
Shona Carey: Harry Hartford Capstone Prize
Kate Edwards: Michael Marsh Prize
Sam Lett: Trinity Trust Prize
Ailill Park-Sullivan: Ronald J. Hill Prize
Eoin Ryan: Michael Gallagher Prize

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Felix Vanden Borre: Eddie Hyland Prize

Department of Sociology Winners

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Abigail Casey: Sociology Trinity Alumni Prize
Charis Rogers: Sociology Dissertation Prize

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Grace O’Hanrahan: Harry Hartford Capstone Prize & John Jackson Memorial Prize

College Prize Winners

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Jack Cantillon: Foundation Scholar
Alannah Maxwell: Foundation Scholar
Claudia Friel: Gold Medal Winner
Conor Maher: Gold Medal Winner
Eleanor Maher: Gold Medal Winner

Professor John O'Hagan Presentation

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Paul O'Grady and John O'Hagan
Gail McElroy, John O'Hagan, Paul O'Grady and Francis O'Toole
John O'Hagan, Paul O'Grady and Francis O'Toole
John and Carol O'Hagan and family