Nobel prize-winning scientist among new Trinity fellows
Published 12/04/2016 | 02:30
Trinity College has marked one of its oldest ceremonies by naming an Irish Nobel Prize-winning scientist as a new fellow.
Professor William C Campbell was among a number of academics announced as new fellows during Trinity's annual celebrations held yesterday.
Prof Campbell was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine alongside a Japanese scientist last year.
The 85-year-old was one of two honorary fellows announced by their old university.
Professor Louise Richardson, the newly appointed vice-chancellor of Oxford University, was also honoured.
The ceremony, held in the Front Square, also honoured 50 new scholars, 14 fellows and 10 new professional fellows.
Amongst those honoured were Sadhbh Farrell, pictured above being congratulated by her delighted mother and father yesterday. She specialised in children's and general nursing.
The event marks the beginning of the annual Trinity Week, a long-established celebration of college life.
Provost of Trinity, Dr Patrick Prendergast, said it was a "real achievement" and a "testament" to the academic excellence shown by former students.