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 Aileen Douglas, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies
"Fabulous Histories: Animals in Literature"
07 November 2023
Professor Catherine Welch, Professor of Strategic Management
"Seductive Concepts: how management fashions become management theories"
04 April 2023
Professor Aileen Kavanagh, Professor of Constitutional Governance
"The People's Constitution: An American Dream Through Irish Eyes"
14 February 2023
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 Omar García, Professor of Spanish (1926)
"Performing human rights: cultural resistance and civic engagement through enantiomorphic encounters in Spain and Latin America"
03 May 2022
Professor John Divers, Professor 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 Philology"
1 March 2022
Professor Andrew Murphy, Professor of English Literature (1867)
"Shakespeare from the Periphery"
2 November 2021