Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Best of Luck to all in Exams!

To all students facing the upcoming exams, we wish you the very best of luck! A quick look back in the College calendars, published annually since Queen's College Galway was first opened in 1849, show all rules and regulations for students facing exams. This example, from 1898, shows, with the exception of 'No smartphones, tablets or devices allowed', very little has changed!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lunchtime Lecture - Arts of Travel: from Renaissance to Romanticism

Do join us this day week for what will be a very inspiring talk as part of our historical travel month. Professor Dan Carey,Director of the Moore Institute, NUI Galway, will look at a small selection of the myriad examples of travel writing in Special Collections. New justifications for travel emerged in the Renaissance which stressed the benefit of political and social observation and personal refinement afforded by venturing abroad. In the same era, the value of travel for advancing natural history emerged. The talk will examine traditions of secular travel and how they were later transformed in the Enlightenment and into the era of Romanticism.
All are welcome to the G011 Seminar Room in the Hardiman Building on Wednesday April 15th at 1pm.

A collection of voyages round the world, performed by royal authority : containing a complete historical account of Captain Cook’s first, second, third and last voyages, undertaken for making new discoveries. (London : Printed for A. Millar, 1790)