28 episodes

Trinity is Ireland's top university and lays claim to a beautiful city-centre 16th century campus, notable alumni (Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett to name a few) and world-class research and education. This podcast gets to the heart of what makes this innovative university thrive, its people.

Trinity College Dublin Talks Katie S. Byrne and Tom Molloy

    • Education
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Trinity is Ireland's top university and lays claim to a beautiful city-centre 16th century campus, notable alumni (Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett to name a few) and world-class research and education. This podcast gets to the heart of what makes this innovative university thrive, its people.

    Prof Luke O'Neill and Conrad Keating on decisive moments in global heath

    Prof Luke O'Neill and Conrad Keating on decisive moments in global heath

    In this fascinating podcast Professor Luke O’Neill FRS, and the author Conrad Keating discuss some of the decisive moments that have shaped global health over the past half century. Their wide-ranging conversation is framed by the content of Keating’s forthcoming book The Decisive Moments: Tore Godal and the Rise of Global Health. Keating’s book explores some of the decisive moments in global health over the past fifty years, interwoven with the rich life and legacy of the Norwegian scientist, medical pioneer and global health leader, Tore Godal. In 2019, Godal was described by The Lancet as the ‘quiet colossus of global health’ and one of the most influential global health physicians of all time.

    • 24 min
    World-leading MND expert Professor Orla Hardiman

    World-leading MND expert Professor Orla Hardiman

    Trinity's Consultant Neurologist Dr Orla Hardiman sat down with us to discuss her research in Motor-Neuron Disease, she sees most new cases in Ireland every year. In her impressive career she has set up more than 10 clinics, some of which have been replicated throughout the world. We discuss everything from googling your symptoms (please no) to shifting Irish healthcare into the community (it'll be hard but worth it).

    • 31 min
    Innovation Districts, patents from Princeton and blazing a new trail: Trinity's Diarmuid O'Brien

    Innovation Districts, patents from Princeton and blazing a new trail: Trinity's Diarmuid O'Brien

    Diarmuid O'Brien, Trinity's Chief Innovation and Enterprise Officer has a seriously impressive resume that he just keeps on building. Listen in as Tom Molloy tries to get behind what makes him tick.

    • 30 min
    Top Zoologist Professor Yvonne Buckley on dwindling biodiversity and how we can fix it

    Top Zoologist Professor Yvonne Buckley on dwindling biodiversity and how we can fix it

    Prof Yvonne Buckley lays out what we need to do in Ireland to start replenishing our biodiversity. Not a good sign that our government spends more on greyhound racing than national parks so that would be a start.

    • 29 min
    Doyen of the dismal science Professor Brian Lucey on goldbugs, bitcoin and the future of money.

    Doyen of the dismal science Professor Brian Lucey on goldbugs, bitcoin and the future of money.

    Brian Lucey is an intriguing twitter-happy top economist and world expert on gold. Here he chats with Tom Molloy on investing strategies, predictions future currency and why economics is called the dismal science. Listen in to get a quick lesson from a world-renowned expert.

    • 28 min
    Prof of Experimental Brain Research Shane O'Mara on walking, torture and the future of cities.

    Prof of Experimental Brain Research Shane O'Mara on walking, torture and the future of cities.

    If you don't know Shane's work, you should. He wrote the book on torture (doesn't work) and walking (works a treat) and is often contacted by lawyers from Guantanamo Bay to cite his research in trials of prisoners. He's been quoted in UN policy and was on CIA's radar. Listen in as we try and work out how he does it all, while walking.

    • 31 min

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