This podcast series showcases professionals who are blending two or more juxtaposed skillsets–e.g. mountain rescue, sculpture and micro-brewing–with a more traditional profession. We learn how the skills they learn in one area enrich the other.

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Intersections Podcasts
Jane Ohlmeyer - Trinity College

Jane Ohlmeyer – Empowering Change, Academic Freedom and Intellectual Autonomy

Jane Ohlmeyer is the Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin and Chair of the Irish Research Council. In this conversation we discuss her love of history, its richness, and complexity and how sometimes we are forced to re-think aspects of it, bearing in mind the voices that have been lost throughout time. We speak...
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Linda Doyle - Trinity College

Linda Doyle – Leadership as Service and Engineering Change

Linda Doyle is Professor of Engineering and the Arts at Trinity College Dublin and a Fellow of the College. Her research focuses on themes of telecommunications and creative arts practices. in this podcast we speak about her research in engineering and the arts and what sits at the fusion of these two disciplines. We discuss her path into the ar...
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Linda Hogan - Trinity College

Linda Hogan – Shaping a Post-Pandemic Institution by Finding the Light

Linda Hogan, is Chair of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin and a Fellow of the College. Her research focuses on themes of ethics and religion and she was vice provost of the College from 2011 to 2016. In this discussion we start with Linda's background and entry into the field of ecumenics and why the interdisciplinary approach appealed to her...
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Hear from Linda Doyle, Provost of Trinity College Dublin, and the first female provost in its history, about her vision for the college.

Minh Tsai discusses his passion for food, and his transition from a career in management consulting.

While Robert Finkel shares his move into micro-brewing from the world of private equity.

Hear four senior higher education professionals discuss their views of the third level institution of the future here:

Jane Ohlmeyer speaks about the importance of academic freedom, being climate warriors and the right structures to optimize learning and growth: 9.32 to 17.21

Linda Doyle discusses becoming a climate-first institution and all that that entails as well as the importance of instilling a deep-rooted fairness in academic promotions 6.57 to 16.22

Linda Hogan discusses the importance of a university being a connected community: 9.38 to 15.07

Dr. Margaret Casely- Hayford discusses the future of blended learning and the impact that Brexit has had on UK-based institutions: 22.26 to 26.04


Go to our Meditations Hub for a series of free inspiring meditations. Whether you want to start the day with a positive mindset, reset during the day, calm your mind or draw upon the power to forgive, these reflections will encourage you to give yourself this time.

Go to our Coaching Hub for videos from some of our inspiring guests and coaches to help with your career and personal development.

Hear from Oli Shakir-Khalil about his mental health advocacy here: Listen from 6.30 to 12.5 on Apple or Spotify.


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