Graduates Events Calendar

Dublin, 12th-14th July 2017

Disorder Contained A Theatrical Examination of Madness, Prison and Solitary Confinement


Smock Alley Theatre 1662
6-7 Exchange Street Lower
Temple Bar Dublin 8
Tel: 01-6770014


Set in the 19th Century, Disorder Contained examines the effects on mental health of the Separate System, which strictly prohibited the convicts contact with his fellow prisoners, enforced total silence and compelled him to reflect upon his past misdeeds, in order to repent and reform. His only form of contact was with prison staff: warders, school teachers, chaplains and doctors. Using documents from the time, including prisoners’ memoirs, doctors’ casebooks, and the reflections of prison staff, Disorder Contained combines music, song, wit and compassion to explore the effects of this enduring and harsh system. Disorder Contained – the third in the Asylum Trilogy of historical plays exploring insanity – is a creative collaboration between Talking Birds and the Centres for the History of Medicine in England and Ireland.

This is a public engagement piece of work, which is one of the outcomes of a major collaborative research project led by UCD Associate Professor Catherine Cox as Principal Investigator, with Professor Hilary Marland, on the Wellcome Trust Investigator Award ‘Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000’. Director of UCD’s Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, at the School of History,  - which is looking at health and welfare provision in prisons since 1850.

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Youth Mental Health Competition


The aim of this competition is to make the students and staff of UCD more aware of ways to promote positive mental health, of what it means to have a mental health disorder and of the supports that are available. Students are asked to prepare an informative video clip (120 seconds max) on one of three themes; 1) promoting positive mental health, 2) providing information on mental health difficulties, 3) providing information on supports available to staff and students of UCD. This competition is a great way for the students of UCD to explore in greater detail mental health awareness and mental health literacy and to express that knowledge in a creative way. It also gives students the opportunity to learn about scripting, shooting, designing graphics/animation, video editing and much more. 1st prize winners win a voucher of their choice to the value of €400, 2nd prize win €200 and 3rd prize win €100.

More Information: YMHmatters Rules and Guidelines


If you have any questions about this competition, please email

Wednesday 8 November

Smurfit Graduate Business School Msc Open Evening


UCD Michael Smurfit Business School


UCD Smurfit School, Carysfort Ave, Blackrock, Dublin


UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business invite you to join them at an Open Evening on Wednesday 8th November to find out more about Smurfit's wide range of full & part-time Business Masters. This is an excellent opportunity for those from both business and non-business backgrounds to gain an insight into the postgraduate courses offered at Ireland's leading business school. 

 Register today