Tuesday 6 December 2016

Trinity Week kicks off with celebrations

Published 14/04/2015 | 02:30

Sinead Davies celebrates after receiving scholarship in Law, during the announcement of the new Scholars and Fellows in Front Square at Trinity College, Dublin
Sinead Davies celebrates after receiving scholarship in Law, during the announcement of the new Scholars and Fellows in Front Square at Trinity College, Dublin

The Provost of Trinity College has kicked off 'Trinity Week' with the announcement of 80 new academic scholars and fellows.

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The annual event is a "long-established celebration of college life" and the age-old tradition continued yesterday as the new fellows and scholars celebrated in front of the historic college with Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast and members of the board.

It has been announced that 67 academics have received scholarships this year.

Some 11 new fellowships have also been awarded along with two honorary fellowships.

Dr Prendergast said that this year, for the first in the college's history, the number of female fellows elected exceeded the number of men.

Two honorary fellowships were awarded to Professor Yvonne Galligan and Leo Goodstadt, an economics academic.

Professor Galligan from Queen's University Belfast is the founding director of the Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics.

She is "closely associated" with Trinity College through her involvement with their Athena SWAN programme, aimed at advancing women's careers in the areas of science, technology and engineering.

Mr Goodstadt has an academic background in economic, banking and policy making in Hong Kong.

He is associated with Trinity's business school and its centre for Asian Studies.

Irish Independent

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