William Vincent Denard, b. 1923
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William Vincent Denard, b. 1923


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Track 1: Upbringing in Bangor Co. Down and early education. Entered Trinity College as an undergraduate in 1941, graduating in 1945 with a BA (Mod) in Classics and in 1948 with a BLitt in Classics. Subsequently gained a degree in philosophy in 1949 and, in 1950 joined the staff of Trinity College as a lecturer in philosophy, remaining until 1990. Track 2: 1941 – Discusses first impressions of Trinity – having rooms in college, the social activities available and the high proportion of students from Northern Ireland. Track 3: Two years at Sheffield University as a junior lecturer in Classics. His return to Trinity and his marriage in 1965 to Anne Brambell. Her distinguished professional career, which included the posts of Warden of Trinity Hall and Dean of Women Students. Track 4: The College in the 1940s – the inclusion of Divinity students and the influx from the UK of ex-servicemen as students. Track 5: The Department of Philosophy, its professors and other staff teaching there at that time. Track 6: The major changes of the 1950s and 1960s, which included the introduction of a more democratic system of Board management. The opposition of some academics to the proposed merger between University College Dublin and Trinity College. Track 7: The discipline of philosophy, the manner in which it was taught and perceived and the ways in which it has altered over the years. The pleasant nature of life as a resident of the college.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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Senior Lecturer in Mental and Moral Science

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore