A panel discussion as part of the 'Trinity and the Changing City' Series.
A follow-up to our social class panel in last year’s series: this panel will ask a focused question: how do we fix inequality in education in our city? Most fee-paying schools cluster in the Dublin commuter belt, and some of the most disadvantaged schools in the country can be found here too. Dublin is a microcosm for a wider problem in Ireland, and in education systems elsewhere. Speakers include: Joe Humphreys (Journalist, The Irish Times), Dr Delma Byrne (Maynooth University) and Professor Jan Skopek (Department of Sociology, Trinity),the evening will be chaired by Dr Ciaran O'Neill,
Trinity and the Changing City is organised by the Identities in Transformation research theme, led by Daniel Faas, Department of Sociology, and is supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.
About Trinity and the Changing City
Trinity College Dublin has been a key witness, over many centuries, to Dublin’s development into the cosmopolitan city it is today. This multidisciplinary discussion series will look at the lived experience of Dublin’s citizens through the prism of Trinity’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences research. By drawing on historical, cultural, linguistic, sociological and economic perspectives, it will consider how we can understand a changing Dublin and influence plans for the city’s future.
Dublin has been transformed by the economic crash, the austerity measures that followed and recently by the manifold challenges arising from Covid-19, as well as wider issues such as displacement and migration. The city’s built environment and economic, demographic and linguistic mix have all developed apace
But these changes, and their relationship to issues around religion, the environment, poverty, health, housing and governmental policy, have not generally been well represented in the media or in public discourse.