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The National University of Ireland, 1908-2008

Centenary Essays

The National University of Ireland has played a key role in Irish life since its foundation in 1908. This beautifully illustrated book celebrates its centenary by looking at its origins in the Royal University, and further back in the Queen’s Colleges, the Catholic University and St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. A distinguished group of conributors examines formative influences, especially the role of the Irish language movement and the campaign to include women; the relationship between the NUI and its Constituent Colleges (more recently Constituent Universities); the contribution of the four Chancellors that have presided over its affairs, and the evolving roles of the Senate, the Registrar, the Recognised Colleges and the graduates body, or Convocation.The challenges posed by the transformation of Irish education since 1967, and particularly by the 1997 Universities Act are analysed. The valuable NUI Archive is listed and a series of Appendices provide details of office-holders, members of Senate, and of NUI Awards and Scholarships.

450 pages

History: British and Irish History


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Foreword - The Chancellor, Dr Garret FitzGerald Acknowledgements Contributors to this Volume Abbreviations EARLY HISTORY - From Royal University to National University, 1879-1908, John Coolahan Achieving Equality - Women and the Foundation of the University, Senia Paseta The Position of the Irish Language, Gearoid O Tuathaigh CONSTITUENT COLLEGES TO CONSTITUENT UNIVERSITIES - University College Cork, John A. Murphy National University of Ireland, Galway, Seamus Mac Mathuna University College Dublin, Donal McCartney National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Seamus Smyth THE CHANCELLORS - William J. Walsh, 1908-21, Daire Keogh Eamon de Valera, 1921-75, John Walsh T. K. Whitaker, 1976-96, Ronan Fanning Garret FitzGerald, 1997-, Maurice Manning THE FUNCTIONING OF THE NUI - The Senate and the Changing Role of the Registrar, Attracta Halpin The Recognised Colleges, John Nolan The Role of Convocation, Linda O’Shea Farren The Archives held in the National University of Ireland, Noirin Moynihan. THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE - The National University of Ireland and the Changing Structure of Irish Higher Education, 1967-2007, John Coolahan Coming to terms with the 1997 Act - The National University of Ireland Senate, 1997-2007, Tom Dunne APPENDICES - I NUI, 49 Merrion Square II Chancellors III Vice-Chancellors IV Pro-Vice Chancellors V Registrars VI Members of Senate VII Timeline of NUI Appointments VIII NUI Awards and Scholarships Index.

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