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Grangegorman Histories: Timepiece podcast

14 October 2021

Grangegorman Histories celebrated Culture Night 2021 with the launch of ‘Timepiece’, a podcast exploring the history of the turret clock in Grangegorman.  

This podcast explores the extraordinary history of the unique turret clock in the Clocktower Building at Grangegorman. The James Waugh turret clock was installed in 1818 and it is the oldest known flatbed clock in the world. Historian of design and interior architecture, Megan Brien, is joined by celebrated horologists David Boles and Julian Cosby to explore the history of this clock, Julian’s restoration work on it in the 1980s and its link to ‘Big Ben’ in London.

The podcast is now available to access  here We hope that you will enjoy it.

About the Podcaster

Megan Brien is a historian of design and interior architecture, currently undertaking a PhD at Trinity College Dublin in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. A Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, with a particular interest in the interiors of Irish healthcare facilities. Megan’s research utilises disability and feminist theory in design, visual and material culture, to analyse policy provision in twentieth century interior architecture. Megan’s current research concerns the history of interiors in healthcare facilities for autism, in Ireland from 1969 to present day. Megan presents the monthly architecture and design history podcast ‘Running Room’ with her fellow PhD Researcher Yagmur Burhan. 
 

 

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