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TLRH | Education, Class and (In)Equality in Dublin

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 7 – 8pm

TLRH | Education, Class and (In)Equality in Dublin

A panel discussion as part of the 'Trinity and the Changing City' Series in association with Trinity Long Room Hub.

A follow-up to our social class panel in last year’s series: this panel will ask a focused question: how do we fix inequality in education in our city? Most fee-paying schools cluster in the Dublin commuter belt, and some of the most disadvantaged schools in the country can be found here too. Dublin is a microcosm for a wider problem in Ireland, and in education systems elsewhere. Speakers include: Joe Humphreys (Journalist, The Irish Times), Dr Delma Byrne (Maynooth University) and Professor Jan Skopek (Department of Sociology, Trinity), the evening will be chaired by Dr Ciaran O'Neill, Deputy Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub.


Trinity and the Changing City is organised by the Identities in Transformation research theme, led by Daniel Faas, Department of Sociology, and is supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

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See the full schedule of the lecture series here
About Trinity and the Changing City

Trinity College Dublin has been a key witness, over many centuries, to Dublin’s development into the cosmopolitan city it is today. This multidisciplinary discussion series will look at the lived experience of Dublin’s citizens through the prism of Trinity’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences research. By drawing on historical, cultural, linguistic, sociological and economic perspectives, it will consider how we can understand a changing Dublin and influence plans for the city’s future.

Dublin has been transformed by the economic crash, the austerity measures that followed and recently by the manifold challenges arising from Covid-19, as well as wider issues such as displacement and migration. The city’s built environment and economic, demographic and linguistic mix have all developed apace

But these changes, and their relationship to issues around religion, the environment, poverty, health, housing and governmental policy, have not generally been well represented in the media or in public discourse. There is a representative gap between the city in which Trinity resides, not least in terms of language, race and class, and the images and narratives of that city put forth in the broader culture.

Trinity and the Changing City will seek to address and interrogate this gap, bringing internationally recognised scholars in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, from Trinity and further afield, together with key stakeholders and practitioners from across the city.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Centre
Accessibility: Yes
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation, Making Ireland
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free, but registration is essential.
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