Andrew Mayes, b. 1943
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Andrew Mayes, b. 1943


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Track 1: Background in Co. Tyrone, a family steeped in the tradition of service in the Church of Ireland. Graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1964, with a degree in Hebrew and Semitic Languages. Track 2: Joined the staff of Trinity in 1967 as Junior Lecturer in the School of Hebrew and Semitic Languages. Describes a strong and well-integrated Church of Ireland presence in College. Track 3: The way of life in Trinity at this time, memories of a democratic and liberal environment and increasing participation for students in college administration. Departmental changes, both in the student profile and the curriculum. Elected to Fellowship in 1974 and in 1992 appointed Professor of Hebrew; elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy. Other positions held in College Administration. Track 4: Describes Rubrics and the Arts Building where he lectured. His role and responsibilities as Registrar. Attained the position of Vice-Provost, working under Provost Tom Mitchell. His views on the need for Trinity to maintain its financial and academic autonomy. Track 5: Retirement and retaining his lectureship responsibilities in Trinity, with his office located in the Royal Bank of Ireland since 2011.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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7.95 MB, 9.23 MB, 6.90 MB, 9.34 MB, 9.60 MB, 5.39 MB

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Fellow Emeritus, Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Hebrew

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore