David Thomas, b. 1941
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David Thomas, b. 1941


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Track 1: His background in England and Ireland. Entered Trinity College Dublin in 1960 to study Medicine, graduating in 1966. Track 2: Living on campus and the somewhat primitive nature of the living arrangements in Botany Bay. Discusses his sporting activities and the social life of the time. Track 3: His appointment to Trinity in 1974 as doctor to the health service which the college provided for staff and students. Became involved in various health promotion activities including family planning, a controversial issue at this time. Becoming a full time staff member of the Trinity Health Service. Track 4: Reminiscences of half a century of college life and medical service to students and staff. Anecdote about Professor R.B. McDowell. Memories of the turbulent time of the proposed merger between UCD and Trinity.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

11.08 MB, 13.09 MB, 14.04 MB, 14.02 MB, 4.36 MB

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Director, College Health Service

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore