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“You learn by being challenged, by being placed in an uncomfortable position…”

Gad Saad (above right), Lebanon-born, Canada-based ‘evolutionary psychologist’ and popular YouTuber takes apart the reasoning behind the withdrawal by Trinity College’s Hist debating  society of an invite to Richard Dawkins (above left) to speak at the college.

Reasons given by the Hist were Mr Dawkins’ views on Islam and his attitude to sexual assault.

Previously: Where Is Your God Now?

Illustrated London Times,  March 27, 1858

Trinity College Dublin Front Gate, College Green, Dublin 2

A charge by mounted officers of the Metropolitan Police on Fenian-minded Trinity students protesting the arrival of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Archibald Montgomerie, the 13th Earl of Eglinton, into the city.


1858 Police Attack Students at Trinity College, Dublin Original Antique Engraving (NinskaPrints)


The riot from another angle.

Artist unknown.

Charge On The Students Of Trinity College (RareOldPrints)

This morning.

At Trinity College Dublin.

Provost and President of Trinity Patrick Prendergast tweetz:

“Today, 7 April 2020, Chancellor Mary McAleese conferred 532 degrees by Zoom, the first time a virtual commencements has been held at Trinity College Dublin. All done in Latin. Congratulations to all our new graduates. The recording will be put on the web.”

Previously: Meanwhile, At Trinity



From top: Trinity College Dublin; statement released by the college this lunchtime (click to enlarge); tweets from RTÉ

This lunchtime.

Trinity College Dublin announced in a statement that, from tomorrow, all lectures will be delivered online for the rest of the semester to “slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus”.

“However, tutorials, seminars and laboratory practicals will all continue to be given in the usual fashion while suing social distancing protocols,” it adds.

It’s also closing the Book of Kells exhibition and Old Library, Science Gallery and the Douglas Hyde Gallery.

Too soon?

Or not soon enough?

Via Trinity College Dublin

This morning/afternoon

The Government has given the go-ahead to the the development of a Grand Canal Innovation District (GCID) at Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2.

The €1bn plan will ‘encompass’ some of the biggest companies operating here including Google, Facebook, Stripe, Twitter, LinkedIn and Huawei. The district will be developed over a 10-year time span with €150 million state investment.

Via TCD:

Trinity College Dublin plans to create a Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin, involving a collaboration of business, Government and the university sector.

At the heart of the planned innovation district is a planned €1bn campus which will be built and financed by Trinity in collaboration with industry, debt funding entities and other sources of funding.

The development is an exciting opportunity to build a world-class innovation district where companies, researchers and entrepreneurs link up, to identify new products or services and discuss how they might be brought to market.

The development of the District will also offer opportunities for the local community with open spaces, new retail spaces and services as well as creating educational and employment opportunities for all those living in close proximity to the district.


Grand Canal Innovation District for Dublin gets green light (Jack Quann, Newstalk)

This afternoon.

Trinity College Dublin Alumni Office tweetz:

“Might this (above) be your great-great-granny’s birth certificate?

“The destruction of seven centuries of Ireland’s recorded history in the Four Courts blaze of 1922 (top) was one of the great tragedies of the Irish Civil War.

“The day after, charred documents salvaged from the wreckage were packed into 300 boxes and sent to storage for 100 years.

“Now, a Trinity team is using technology to decipher records once thought lost forever, gather copies from around the world, and create a Virtual Record Treasury to open 30 June 2022, centenary of the fire.

In fairness.

Watch video here for more.

Pics: TCD Alumni; South Dublin County Libraries

Today and tomorrow.

Trinity College Dublin’s history department is hosting its HistoryCon conference and this year’s theme is ‘humanising history’.

To wit:

The Trinity HistoryCon conference, now in its second year, provides an opportunity for members of the public, entertainment professionals, academics, and cosplayers to explore the influences of film, television, comics, music, and other forms of popular media, on how we imagine our past and present worlds.

Popular media such as Game of Thrones, X-Men, Star Wars, and The Avengers have captivated audiences and opened new lines of enquiry across the arts and humanities.

Each of these outlets has succeeded in large part due to their ability to contextualise and elucidate the experience of the individual in extraordinary circumstances. Trinity HistoryCon – the amalgam of an academic conference and comic-con – celebrates the nexus of popular media and the study of history.

The conference provides a stimulating and exemplary opportunity for engagement between academic research and popular culture and media.

Full details here

Pics: Trinity Long Room Hub