Days before stepping up as provost of Trinity College Dublin, Prof Linda Doyle sat down with Ann O’Dea to discuss her plans for the future of the university.

Prof Linda Doyle officially became Trinity College Dublin provost on 1 August, the first day of her 10-year tenure.

Doyle’s appointment is significant not just for its standing in Irish academia, but because she is the first woman to hold the post in Trinity’s 429-year history.

‘Having the conditions to be the best we can be, for me, is about giving voice to the diverse people that are in Trinity. It’s about inclusivity’

In the first in a series of Conversations with Leaders, Doyle spoke to Future Human founder and curator Ann O’Dea in the library of Iconic Offices’ Masonry building.

During the fireside chat, Doyle shared her vision for the future of Trinity College Dublin, including her intention to make it a ‘climate-first’ university. She also reflected on the challenges and opportunities following on from the Covid-19 pandemic.


Words by Elaine Burke