An Inaugural Lecture is a significant event in an academic staff member's career. Inaugural Lectures provide newly appointed Professors with the opportunity to showcase their research to the College community and members of the public. At Trinity College, Inaugural Lectures are a ceremonial occasion, which is why academic robes are worn by the Inaugural Professor and the rest of the platform party.
Professor Sharyn O'Halloran, SALI Professor of Political Economy
"'How Can Artificial Intelligence Improve Public Policy'"
01 November 2022
Professor Darryl Jones, Professor of Modern British Literature and Culture
"'On the Trail of the Hound of the Baskervilles'"
26 May 2022
Professor John Divers, Chair of Moral Philosophy (1837)
"On the Fact / Value Distinction"
15 March 2022
Professor Ahuvia Kahane, Regius Professor of Greek (1761) and A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture (2017)
"The Boar, the Scholar and the Ethics of Classical Philogy"
1 March 2022
Professor Andrew Murphy, Professor of English Literature (1867)
"Shakespeare from the Periphery"
2 November 2021