Trinity College Dublin, an institution with deeper connections to the Great War than any other in Ireland. Just over 3,000 Trinity students, staff and alumni – unionist and nationalist, protestant and catholic – volunteered for service during the war, with 471 losing their lives. This talk will explore the reasons for enlistment, experience in war, and the evolution of memory of the war in independent Ireland.
Dr Tomás Irish has published widely on the cultural history of the First World War with a focus on universities and intellectuals, including The University at War 1914-25: Britain, France, and the United States (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and Trinity in War and Revolution 1912-23 (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy Press, 2015).Date: 1 November
Time:19:00-20:00 + time for questions
Venue:Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
Ticket information: £6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.