The Road Less Travelled – Patricia McCarthy

l-r: Gaston the dog, Patricia McCarthy, Dorothee Meyer Holtkamp, Ciaran O’Neill

The Road Less Travelled is a new series from the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute and Near FM. In this episode, Patricia McCarthy  speaks about her journey as a person with physical and visual impairments navigating a challenging education system in the 1970’s and 80’s to become a research fellow within the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin and a champion of inclusivity and access for third level education,.  Patricia is in conversation with Ciaran O’Neill, Professor in Nineteenth-Century History and Deputy Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub who has served as the Community Liaison Officer for Trinity encouraging inclusive access to the college community from the immediate local areas.

About the Series

The Road Less Travelled is a series from the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute and Near FM featuring current and past students from Trinity College Dublin who have taken the road less travelled to education. We meet men and women from all walks of life who have overcome social barriers and surpassed prejudice and discrimination—all for the opportunity to study at third level and in Trinity’s Arts and Humanities. In this series, we celebrate different experiences in education, meeting fascinating people with unique life stories.

The Road Less Travelled radio series is produced by Trinity Long Room Hub and Near FM with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland through the television licence fee. The Trinity Long Room Hub would like to thank Trinity’s Access Programme (TAP) for their assistance in relation to the series.