Melissa Webb, b. 1943 MA, LLD (h.c.)
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Melissa Webb, b. 1943 MA, LLD (h.c.)


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Track 1: Her background in Dalkey, Co. Dublin, early education and entry to Trinity College Dublin in 1961 to study Modern Languages (French and German). Memories of childhood visits to the college with her father, Professor Stanford. Track 2: Her early days as a student and the privilege she felt in having her father nearby. Joined Fencing and Sailing Clubs. Also joined the first female College Debating Team. Track 3: Discusses the Elizabethan Society and its premises in 6 Front Square, and the enjoyment of being a member. Also membership of the Women’s Progressive Association and her role in this organisation. Memories of the student unrest in Trinity. Track 4: Following graduation, to Somerset for a teaching post. Returning to Dublin, her membership of the Boards of the National Children’s Hospital Harcourt Street, Tallaght Hospital and Rotunda Hospital. Track 5: Her father’s time as a member of Seanad Éireann and his strong opinions concerning the rights of Protestants in Ireland. His stance on Irish nationalism and abiding interest in Irish culture.

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Audio series:

Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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7.12 MB, 15.60 MB, 10.18 MB, 9.94 MB, 16.86 MB

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Chairman, Trinity Association and Trust

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore