The Loyola Institute Postgraduate Open Evening

Join our Loyola Institute, School of Religion, Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Open Evening live stream on the 12 May from 19:30 – 20:30 BST.

We are delighted that you are able to join us for this online event, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Loyola Institute, its academic mission, the opportunities to do post-graduate studies in Christian theology, our scholarships, research, and other activities.

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If you have any questions about Postgraduate studies at the Loyola Institute, please contact Dr Michael Kirwan SJ, Interim Director of the Loyola Institute, at


This open evening live stream begins at 19:30 on the 12 May.

  • Dr Michael Kirwan: Introduction to the evening; to the Loyola Institute and to the Christian Theology MPhil programmes; introduction of speakers. (15 mins)
  • Dr Fáinche Ryan: ‘Theology and the Coronavirus’ (10 mins)
  • Dr David Shepherd: ‘Theology’s Famous First Words: the Bible and Theology.’ (10 mins
  • Dr Alexander O’Hara: ‘Between Empires. The Changing Perception of Ireland and the Irish’ (10 mins)
  • Dr Michael Kirwan to field Q&A regarding the Christian Theology, and conclude (10 mins)

The Speakers

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  • Dr Michael Kirwan, Interim Director of the Loyola Institute.
  • Dr Fáinche Ryan, Assistant Professor in Systematic Theology , Loyola Institute.
  • Dr David Shepherd, Associate Professor in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Loyola Institute.
  • Dr Alexander O’Hara, Research Fellow in Ecclesiastical History/ Historical Theology of the Early Irish Church, Loyola Institute.


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