Peter Boyle, b. 1938 (Recording I)
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Peter Boyle, b. 1938 (Recording I)


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Track 1: Growing up in Sligo, his early education, entry to Trinity College in 1956 on a Sizarship to study Science, graduating with the Gold Medal for Chemistry. Track 2: Living in Botany Bay rooms as a scholar – describes the conditions, facilities and Commons. Embarked on postgraduate studies. Track 3: Anecdotes about college life and comparisons between the lives of students then and now. Track 4: The Chemistry Department during his postgraduate days. The competitive nature of life in academia. Following PhD, joined the academic staff of Trinity College in 1965 as junior lecturer. Track 5: The 1960s and his year on sabbatical in California. Returning to Trinity, reflected on the challenging and fascinating career of teaching. Track 6: Discussed the different offices he held over the years. During the 1970s, students for the first time had representation on the Board and were allowed an input into the administration of the college. Track 7: The major social changes taking place in Ireland and the cosmopolitan nature of the student body in Trinity. Refers to the great opportunities for Irish research offered by the various EU research schemes; described his work in coordinating research projects undertaken jointly by universities and institutes in several different EU countries.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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7.25 MB, 8.77 MB, 7.20 MB, 6.87 MB, 11.95 MB, 14.27 MB, 14.39 MB

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Fellow Emeritus, Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore