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Trinity Long Room Hub 10th Anniversary
Wednesday 19 February 2020
Edmund Burke Lecture Theatre

To mark 10 years of the Trinity Long Room Hub, an evening of celebration to showcase the Arts and Humanities at Trinity was held in the Edmund Burke Lecture Theatre. Hosted by RTE broadcaster and presenter Bryan Dobson, special guests and researchers from Trinity’s nine Arts and Humanities schools and the Library helped to relfect on the story of the Trinity Long Room Hub. The evening included a series of conversations and performances on topics including The Hub’s Journey, The Value of the Arts and Humanities from the Perspective of Enterprise, and the Power of Story-telling in shaping the future of this Island.


Showcase Programme

Bryan Dobson and Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub

The Hub’s Journey 2006 – 2020: Taking Trinity’s Arts and Humanities Excellence Global

Professor Roy Foster in conversation with Jane Ohlmeyer

Eamonn Sinnott, Intel

The Value of the Arts and Humanities from the Perspective of Enterprise

What does it mean to be human in the 21st Century?
Bryan Dobson in discussion with Professor Linda Hogan, School of Religion, and Dr Mark O’Connell, award-winning novelist 

Choirs, Wellbeing and the Neurohumanities 

The Mornington Choir conducted by Dr Orla Flanagan, School of Creative Arts; Lynne Parker, Artistic Director Rough Magic Theatre Company; and Professor Brian Lawlor Co-Director of the Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience

The Future of the Past
Professor Peter Crooks, Department of History and Lead of the Beyond 2022 Project; Helen Shenton, Librarian of Trinity College; and Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland

Shaping the Futures of this Island 

Rory O’Neill also know as performer Panti Bliss in conversation with Professor Padraic Whyte, School of English

Grand Finale 
In collaboration with Rough Magic

The programme also included a virtual reality display from the Beyond 2022 project, a pop-up exhibition with Trinity Long Room Hub artist in residence Rita Duffy and a research exhibition from Trinity’s early career researchers in the Arts and Humanities.

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