Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Professor T.P. Dolan

On Saturday evening we welcome back to the College a good friend, Professor Terry Dolan of UCD, who for many years has been visiting us and speaking to senior pupils on a variety of topics, such as Chaucer's Knight, the origins and use of 'bad' language and Hiberno-English, on which topic he is the world expert. He is the co-author with Terry Jones of Who Murdered Chaucer? Terry is also well-known to many Irish radio listeners for his talks with Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk 106 on Monday afternoons, and you can subscribe to his podcast from the station.

On Saturday he will be talking to VI and V form pupils in the Lower Argyle about the origins of words in English - an occasion to look forward to, since his talks are always most appreciated here, combining as they do erudition, scholarship and entertainment. Terry is also Director of the fascinating Hiberno-English website, which features in our recommended links on the right sidebar.

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