Today With Sean O Rourke Wednesday 18 December 2013
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Outgoing UCD President
After a decade-long tenure, Dr Hugh Brady will leave his post as President of University College Dublin on the last day of this month.
During this time in office, UCD’s place in the worldwide university rankings has risen overall and former students of the country’s largest college would hardly recognise their alma mater such is the transformation the campus has undergone.
Progress aside however, his presidency was tainted somewhat by criticisms of the salary he received - and controversially refused to give up.
Dr Hugh Brady joined Sean in studio to look back on his years in Belfield.
It's winter, a gloomy time of year. The seasons are no longer so distinctive or predictable - just think of that downpour that caused Clery's roof to collapse last July or the Irish heatwave that very same month and then the very mild November - the driest for years. It can be grey out there and there's probably wet and cold to come. But only a few mopre days to the winter solstice, the darkest evening of hte year and this morning we took a look at how writers capture in poetry and prose the midwinter, bleak and otherwise.
Sean was joined in studio by Niall McMonagle, Barry Barnes and Cathy Belton.