Janet Moody, b. 1945
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Janet Moody, b. 1945


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Track 1: Background in Terenure, Dublin and early education. Her memories of visits to Trinity College as a child with her father, T.W. Moody, who was Professor of Modern History there. Track 2: Entrance Scholarship to Trinity to study Modern Languages and Literature and award of Non-Foundation Scholarship in 1965. Her great enjoyment of studies in French and Italian literature and her recollections of faculty members, including Corinna Lonergan and Owen Sheehy Skeffington. Track 3: Opinions of the College environment of the time and the friendships among diverse groups of studentsTrack 4: Discussion of the Summer Schools set up by her father in the College circa 194. Track 5: Her membership of the Elizabethan Society and her inaugural speech as President of the Society, which praised the liberal atmosphere of Trinity, at a time when Ireland was considered to be extremely conservative. Track 6: Memories of the time after her father’s death in 1984, when she was sorting through his documents from his office in Trinity, prior to presenting them to TCD library. Among his papers were many letters from generations of former students. Track 7: Her years with RTÉ as a researcher for a political programme, before moving to Limerick some years after her marriage, and later returning to academic life at the University of Limerick.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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7.79 MB, 17.78 MB, 5.12 MB, 9.89 MB, 2.38 MB

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Fellow, Professor of Health Informatics, formerly Vice-Provost

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore