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Down memory lane - CS50 celebrations2019 November 27


Celebrating 50 year of Computing at Trinity College


Last night 26th November, alumni, staff and friends gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Computer Science at Trinity.

Judging by the constant chatter across dinner in the surroundings of the splendid Dining Hall, the air was full of delight and cheer as the 50 year journey was recalled by many speakers, led by the Provost, Dr. Patrick Prendergast.  A tribute to the late Professor John Byrne and his everlasting legacy was eloquently delivered by Professor Jeremy Jones and Professor Jane Grimson. 

Paul Hayes, MC for the evening, kept all in check and regaled the audience with the timely introductions of videos of both old and 'very old' which brought great cheer from the floor.

Thanks to Professor Gerard Lacey and the TCD Alumni team for a wonderful evening.  

Read all about the history of computing at TCD in our special School publication:

50th Anniversary book of Computing at Trinity



Posted by:  Catherine O'Connor, Head of External Relations, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin.

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