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


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Track 1: His undergraduate days in Trinity 50 years ago, anecdotes of the way of life of students at that time. Discusses Social Week. Track 2: ‘The collegiate institution,’ the sense of community prevailing in college at the time. The examination system in the College and the changes to this over the years. Voting against the proposal to allow women enter the Common Room after 6pm. The disastrous burning down of the Dining Hall. Track 3: Membership of the Board of the college on several occasions. Memories of the time when merger proposals with University College Dublin were debated. Track 4: The Societies in the College, particularly the Philosophical Society, of which he was a Council member. Memories of college life, which include its portering staff, the Elizabethan garden party, the Trinity races, and the academic gowns worn by staff and students. Track 5: The old Library during restoration, the huts which ran alongside the building, and the Fellows’ Garden.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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6.25 MB, 6.10 MB, 7.73 MB, 7.49 MB, 9.61 MB, 4.96 MB

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Fellow Emeritus, Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore