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 we are delighted to be joined by Patricia Stapleton who was the first student through Trinity’s Access Programme to achieve a PhD. Patricia will be in conversation with Senator Lynn Ruane, who herself returned to full-time education as a mature student through Trinity’s Access Programme graduating from Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in Political Science, Philosophy, Economics and Sociology in 2016. We’ll also hear from Patricia’s youngest son Liam.
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.