Elizabeth Oldham, b. 1943
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Elizabeth Oldham, b. 1943


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Track 1: Her upbringing in England and her Irish parentage. The connections of her forebears with Trinity College. Entering Trinity College as an undergraduate in 1961 to study Mathematics. Her involvement with the Maths Society and with the Student Christian Movement there. Track 2. The opening up of the College to female students. The ‘hops’ at Dixon Hall, and the percentages of Catholic students comparative to Protestant students in earlier days. Track 3. Postgraduate study in London from 1965; her return in 1969 to study at Trinity College for her Higher Diploma in Education, while also teaching at Alexandra College. Her appointment to the staff at the School of Education at Trinity in 1973. Track 4. Recalling Professor Valentine Rice, head of the School of Education, and his work. Track 5. The location of the School of Education in the new Arts building; its advantages and disadvantages. Track 6. The changes which came about in teaching practices during her years in the School of Education. Track 7. The introduction of computers and of social networking to Trinity students, and the results of their influences. A description of her first experiences as a guest at High Table on Commons. Track 8. The achievements and challenges of her academic career.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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13.09 MB, 11.22 MB, 8.15 MB, 16.10 MB, 8.05 MB, 8.37 MB, 18.96 MB, 4.48 MB

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Former Senior Lecturer in Education

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore