Departments at Trinity: Economics, English, Sociology
Home University: University of Sydney, Political Economy and Cultural Studies
This week, blogger Clodagh interviewed Áine O’Gorman and shared her view on the divestment campaign at Trinity.
At home at my university in Australia, I’ve been very involved in encouraging the university to implement a responsible investment policy for their substantial endowment which would divest us of fossil fuels. Before I came to Trinity College, I heard about Fossil Free TCD, a group of students and staff working to see TCD cease investment in fossil fuels & reinvest the money in ethical industry. However, the person who told me about it described the group as “a few interested people working on a fledgling campaign” and it did not prepare me for the scale, diversity, and exciting atmosphere surrounding the project.