The life and legacy of Barbara Castle

International Women’s Day was celebrated this a few weeks ago and it seemed only fitting to ask ourselves about the great women leaders of the past, for inspiration for the future, and to see what we can aspire to today. Barbara Castle was a British MP under the Wilson government. The choices she made affect […]

Magnified Societies: Vis Arts

    Since 1966, Trinity’s Visual Arts Society, or VisArts, has been bringing students together to appreciate the wonders of the artistic world. Throughout its sixty years, the society has celebrated artistic culture, and is a hidden gem within the packed society scene in Trinity. It provides an outlet for students who may not be […]

Alternative Study Spots

Accents, Stephen Street Lower   “It’s great for people-watching and there’s no pressure on any customer to vacate their sofa spot – not even for a die-hard hipster.”   Sure, it’s no longer a secret hipster haven, but the sofas are wonderfully comfy, the WiFi is top notch and the edible offerings are tasty and […]

Why you should meditate your way towards your degree

Last September, we decided that second year would be the year we would get “involved”, as many students do. Granted, this was a very vague goal and we weren’t entirely sure what this so-called “involvement” would entail, but in the end we made it work. Oddly enough, the first opportunity that came our way was […]

Behind The Curtain

What does it take to put on a show on in Players? An inspired idea and a brilliant mind? Knowing all the right people, and them knowing you? Skinny jeans and a box of Amber Leaf?   Despite being central on campus, the Players theatre, and the members who run it, maintain a sense of […]

War of the Houses

Credit: Flickr   A divided future   “The question that must be answered is how much power does the House of Lords truly have and is this power wielded justly?”   The oncoming storm of Brexit negotiations is one that continues to garner much attention across Europe. As each member state prepares their winning arguments for […]

Permission to speak freely, Sir?

When addressing the subject of freedom of speech, there are several quotes to choose from. Voltaire, Churchill and Orwell have all offered their thoughts on the matter, but this article will begin with Benjamin Franklin’s: “Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without […]

A place to call our own

The Need for a Student Centre   “As the college grows, the consequences of not having a student centre, or even simply a seating space for students, becomes increasingly evident.”   Though Trinity is lucky to have a leafy and historic campus, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, there is a distinct lack […]

Inside Trinity’s book repository: Santry Stacks

“The library’s status as a legal deposit or ‘copyright’ library, the only one in Ireland,  means that it is entitled to free copies of any material published in either Ireland or the United Kingdom”     The Trinity College Library has a book repository in Santry which acts as storage for over three million books, a […]

Suas ar Scoil: A unique and fun learning environment for DEIS school students

The birth of Suas ar Scoil   “Visiting the school twice a week and working in these intensive groups has proven to be a huge success, not only improving the capabilities of the students but also their self-confidence with Gaeilge.”     “The experiences from working in disadvantaged schools at home and abroad inspired me […]

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