This week in Trinity: Litfest, the Hubble Constant and Hong Kong

Week six hosts an abundance of events to keep you going in the run up to reading week

With just one week to go before reading week, the sixth week of Hilary term has plenty in store. On Monday evening, Lawsoc and Trinity Women in Law are hosting a talk on Women Empowerment with guest speakers such as Marissa Carter, Frances Fitzgerald, and Sinead Kane. For the women in STEM out there in need of pizzas and pints, you’re in luck, as a cross university event will take place in the GMB from 7-11pm. If coffee sounds more attractive to you, Vegan Soc will also host a Coffee and Plant Power Hour at 5pm in room 4 of the Atrium on Monday too. Litfest also is taking place this week as Trinity Literary Society has a variety of events running all week, beginning with a Writing Lock-in from 10am-4pm on Monday and a Twilight screening and “bitch along” at 6pm. 

On Pancake Tuesday this week, Europa Society has you covered with a pancake party from 2-4 in the Global Room. Litsoc will also have a discussion as part of Litfest at 3pm in the attic about catastrophes and soft apocalypses. Meanwhile, DU Dance are running a Jazz Funk Workshop at 6pm in room 3131. 

On Wednesday, the Hist will host their weekly debate with the motion: “This house supports progress at all costs” from 6-9pm in the GMB. Players and Q Soc will be collaborating to host a discussion on coming out in the Players rehearsal room at 3pm. Space Soc will also host Professor Eoin Ó Colgáin to talk about measuring the Hubble Constant in the Swift Theatre in the Arts Building from 7pm. 

On Thursday, DU Classical Society and DU Archaeological Society will be coming together for their annual play. This year, they will be performing Terence’s The Girl from Andros. That evening, ZooSoc, BotSoc and EnviroSoc will be hosting a ball in The Wiley Fox, the proceeds of which will be donated to Australian wildfire charities. Furthermore, Trinity Global Development Society will be facilitating a talk with Dr Peter Hamilton, a renowned historian of China. He will be speaking on “Historicizing Economic Development: The Case of Hong Kong”, assessing a variety of frameworks that historians use when considering Hong King’s development. 

If you fancy a reduced-price trip to a museum, LitSoc will be heading to the Museum of Literature Ireland on Friday. At just €5, it certainly won’t leave you broke in time for the weekend. If you are planning to celebrate the start of reading week with a few pints, DUPA is organising a pub crawl on Friday night, which will begin at the Pav at 8pm. Outside of society life but equally interesting, the grand final of The Irish Times Debate will take place in the GMB on Friday evening and is ticketed but free.

Alison Traynor

Alison Traynor is the current Life Editor of Trinity News.

Suzanne Flynn

Suzanne Flynn is the current Deputy Life Editor for Trinity News, and a Senior Sophister Law and German student.