Lyndall Luce, b. 1924
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Lyndall Luce, b. 1924


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Track 1: Upbringing and education in Scotland. Recollections of her late husband Professor John Luce, and his father Professor Arthur Luce, both of whom were on the academic staff of Trinity College Dublin. Track 2: Her appointment to the part-time staff at Trinity College in 1948, where she taught mature students. Track 3: The Luce family connection with St Patrick’s Cathedral. The sporting life of the college in earlier days. Her husband’s fundraising work for the new Berkeley Library. Track 4: Memories of attending the Trinity Ball; the marquee in Front Square. Track 5: Professor Luce’s involvement in the purchase of the playing fields at Santry for Trinity College. Recollections of her mother-in-law, Lillian Thompson, who was awarded a Gold Medal in Philosophy from Trinity College, and of her father-in-law, Professor Arthur Luce, who lived in the family home until his death. Track 6: Professor John Luce; his love of Ireland and all things Irish. Track 7: Her long membership of the Dublin Women Graduates’ Association. Track 8: Professor John Luce, and his work in Classics. A fascinating historical anecdote of an attempted attack on Trinity by an unruly crowd during the 1916 Rising in Dublin. Track 9: Discussing Luce family memorabilia. Track 10: Historic buildings at Trinity, and later building additions to the campus. Sporting memorabilia of Professor John Luce.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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Widow of Prof. John Luce

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore