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Inaugural Lectures

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 Brian Lucey, Professor of International Finance and Commodities

Golden Opportunities: What precious metals can tell us about finance
10 May 2017

Professor Jürgen Barkhoff, Professor of German (1776)

Between boom, bust and Bildung. Entrepreneurship and imagination in the German Merchant Novel
17 January 2017

Professor Mark Bell, Regius Professor of Law

Mental Health and Employment in Ireland: Is Equality Law the Solution?
26 January 2016

Professor Jane Alden, Professor of Music

Visual Sounds: Notation and the Imagination
13 October 2015

Professor Andrew Burke, Professor of Business Studies

The New Entrepreneurship
12 October 2015

Inaugural Lecture Archive