2015 News and Events

Presidential Visit to the Worth Library.

On Friday 27 November 2015 the President of Ireland, Mr Michael D. Higgins, visited the Edward Worth Library.

This was the first visit of a President of Ireland to both Dr Steevens’ Hospital and the Worth Library.

27-11-2015- NEWS - Image from the presidential visit to the Edward Worth Library, Dr Steevens' Hospital, Dublin. Picture Nick Bradshaw
Image from the presidential visit to the Edward Worth Library, Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin. Picture Nick Bradshaw

While there the President launched the newest publication on the Worth Library:

Aldines at the Edward Worth Library: A Descriptive Catalogue (Dublin, 2015).


The President was presented with a copy by Mr Tony O’Brien (Director General of the HSE),

Dr Eoghan Mooney (Chairperson of the Worth Library Trust) and

Dr Elizabethanne Boran (Librarian of the Edward Worth Library).


Dr Edward Worth’s M.D. thesis on the Aphorisms of Hippocrates

has been digitized by

Dublin City Library and Archives.


On Friday 9 October and Saturday 10 October 2015 there was a conference on

Food as Medicine: Historical Perspectives,

which was held in the Boardroom of Dr Steevens’ Hospital (Friday 9 October)

and the Gilbert Library on Pearse Street (Saturday 10 October).

To find out more, please see the conference website.

Food as Medicine programme.

Please note: Booking is closed for this conference.


On Friday 24 July there was an Open Day to mark the opening of Ms Brianna MacGregor’s exhibition on

Publishing Paradise: The Rise of Jacob Tonson

Opening hours for the Open Day were as follows: 10.00am-4.30pm.

All are welcome.


On Thursday 2 July, there was an Open Day at the Worth Library

to mark the opening of Ms Ella Hassett’s exhibition on

Charles Patin: Coins and Condemnation’.

Opening hours for the Open Day were as follows: 10.00am-4.00pm.

All are welcome.






There will be a lunchtime lecture on Wednesday 13 May at 1.00pm: From the Ebola Frontline , given by Dr Máire O’Connor, Specialist Public Health Medicine at Dr Steevens Hospital, who spent the month of January volunteering as a Public Health Epidemiologist to Tonkolili district of the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.

Spaces are limited so please come early.

This event is brought to you by Bennery Rickard, Librarian of Dr. Steevens Library and Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian of the Edward Worth Library.







The next Worth Library Spring Lecture will be on Tuesday 19 May at 3.00pm in the Edward Worth Library. The speaker will be

Mr Niall Hodson (Durham University); ‘Forging a Career in Medicine in the Seventeenth Century: the Life and Letters of Johan van Beverwijck (1594-1647).’




On Monday 30 March Elizabethanne Boran’s edition of The Correspondence of James Ussher,  1600-1656, published by the

Irish Manuscript Commission, was launched in the Long Room of Trinity College Dublin.


Ussher Board at Ussher launch

The Edward Worth Library 2015
Seminar Series.

Unless otherwise stated, seminars take place in the
Worth Library at 3.00pm.


The next Edward Worth Library Seminar of 2015 will take place on Thursday 30 April 2015: Professor John Henderson (Birkbeck) will give a lecture on ‘Death in Florence. Plague, Public Health and the Poor in a late Italian renaissance state.’ This lecture, which is a joint lecture between the Worth Library and the Department of History, TCD, will take place in the Swift Theatre, Arts Building, TCD, at 5.00pm.



In December 2011 a one-day symposium on Robert Boyle was held to mark the 350th anniversary of the publication of The Sceptical Chymist. The papers, edited by Professor Michael Hunter and Dr Elizabethanne Boran, have been published in a special issue of Intellectual History Review in volume 25, Issue 1 (2015).

Boyle issue image.

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