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University College Dublin’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Margaret Connolly was invited to University College Dublin on 8 October 2014 as part of their Distinguished Lecture series. Her lecture, entitled: ‘Read, Mark, Learn: How a Tudor Gentleman used his Medieval Books’, explored the longevity of medieval texts beyond their own era and the challenge of interpreting marks of readerly engagement. The particular focus was on two fifteenth-century manuscripts, one an anthology of Middle English religious texts and the other a collection of medical recipes; both volumes were owned by the same family in the sixteenth century.

Margaret Connolly also ran a graduate workshop entitled ‘An Introduction to Manuscripts’ on 9 October 2014. This was attended by postgraduate students from both University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin.