Living With My Century (A Memoir) – Eda Sagarra

Eda Sagarra, a former Professor of German at Trinity College Dublin and the first-ever registrar at an Irish or British university, has written an intelligent account of her upbringing, travels and life in academia.  She has been a significant and influential figure in Irish and European academic policy-making, contributing to the early development of the Erasmus scheme.




This memoir is an absorbing account of a life well-lived over the last eight decades, offering keen observations on critical events in Irish and European history along the way – with great flashes of wry humour, particularly when reflecting on the many barriers faced by those women of Eda’s generation who boldly sought to build an academic career.

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