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Oct

Breaking the bread of knowledge: women, Trinity College and the centenary of female suffrage

Non-discriminatory access to education is enshrined in human-rights law and female access to education is recognised world-wide as a social and economic accelerant. It was only well into the twentieth century that Irish women gained fully equal access to university education. An exhibition has been curated in the Old Library of Trinity College Dublin to mark the centenary of the first time Irish women were granted the parliamentary vote, in November 1918. Its aim is to showcase the role access to university education had in politicizing Irish women and thus in changing Irish society.

31 October 2018 -12 January 2019