University challenged

SOCIAL HISTORY: Trinity Tales: Trinity College Dublin in the Sixties,Edited by Sebastian Balfour, Laurie Howes, Michael de Larrabeiti, Anthony Weale, The Lilliput Press, 271pp. €20

I THOUGHT I would like this book before I opened it. I saw the necessity for it before I knew it existed. There’s a reason for these unvigilant attitudes. Most people see their college years as intimate, formative and unnerving. But after a lifetime of hoarding memories, what they usually confront, sooner or later, is disappointing and unrepresentative: an official history of their university, complete with maps, dates and donors. Utterly emptied out of the late nights, the cobbled lumps of moonlight, the conversations, the revelations.

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