Jane Grimson, b. 1949
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Jane Grimson, b. 1949


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Track 1: Her background in Dublin. Memories of her father, Professor Bill Wright, who joined the staff of Trinity College Dublin in 1957 as Chair of Civil Engineering. Track 2: Entered Trinity in 1966 to study Engineering with Geography, graduating in 1970. Track 3: Childhood memories of visiting Trinity with her father. Outline of her father’s academic life, a man of foresight who anticipated the advances of science and technology and who aimed always to maintain for his students the broad, holistic nature of their studies. Track 4: Student days at Trinity in a time of major change, particularly for women. Discusses her own studies. Track 5: Postgraduate work in Toronto, followed by Edinburgh University for PhD studies. She and her husband, Bill Grimson, a fellow-student of Engineering at Trinity, returned to Dublin in 1975, Bill to take up an Engineering post in DIT. Five years later Jane was appointed to a lectureship in Trinity. Track 6: Discussion of the changes in Engineering in Trinity over two generations of one family – father and daughter, and memories of her father’s inspiration and guidance. President of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland in 1999. Memories of her time as the first woman Vice-Provost of Trinity.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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10.96 MB, 10.49 MB, 4.53 MB, 6.96 MB, 14.21 MB, 7.90 MB

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Fellow, Professor of Health Informatics, formerly Vice-Provost

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore