From Stonehenge to Spinal Tap: DU Archaeological Society’s inaugural lecture

Dr. Timothy Darvill discussed the relationship between Stonehenge and pop culture

The inaugural lecture of DU Archaeological Society kicked off with a joke from their auditor, Sean Francis, referencing Spinal Tap which, surprisingly in an archaeological lecture, returned later on as a subject of discussion. The light-hearted atmosphere remained for the


The Phil debates the legalisation of sex work in Ireland

Last week’s controversial debate on legalising sex work was a success for the Phil as their first debate of the term

Last week, the University Philosophical Society held their first debate of the term in the GMB. The debate’s motion, “This House Would Legalise Sex Work”, was starkly different from last week’s comedy debate on “This House Believes Size Matters”. This …


DUPA’s disposable camera crawl: Old-fashioned photography for the Instagram generation

DUPA’s event attracted approximately 60 attendees for a night of drinking, socialising and photography challenges

Last night the Dublin University Photography Association (DUPA) held a disposable camera pub crawl. Attendees met at the Pavilion Bar at 7pm, which was the first destination of the event. As it was golden hour on a Friday, the bar


“An evening of storytelling and negotiation”: The British Ambassador to Ireland visits SOFIA

Alannah Owens reviews SOFIA’s first event in a series of weekly talks

The British Ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett was invited by the Society for International Affairs (SOFIA) to speak about “The World in 2019” on Thursday evening. Barnett admitted from the get-go, however, that the title of the talk was misleading.


“Our house is on fire. I don’t want your hope, I want you to panic.”

Ciaran O’Carroll from Extinction Rebellion Ireland spoke to Trinity students last night on the impact of the climate crisis and how students can get involved

Extinction Rebellion rose to prominence in 2018 after blockading five bridges in London. They have aimed to bring global attention to the climate crisis through peaceful acts of civil disobedience. Last night, Ciaran O’Carroll from Extinction Rebellion Ireland spoke to …


The ultimate Freshers’ Week guide

If you don’t know what events you should attend this Freshers’ Week, Trinity News has you covered

Freshers’ Week is here again! Oh, however will you figure out how to make the best of the week? How will you whittle down the potential itinerary to a manageable shape, while still keeping all the good stuff? Well ye …


George RR Martin, Margaret Atwood and Lenny Abrahamson to address societies

Arundhati Roy and Andrew Harrop are also confirmed Hist and LawSoc speakers

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin, Oscar-nominated director of Room Lenny Abrahamson, and the Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood are expected to visit the Historical Society (the Hist) and the Law Society (LawSoc) this year.

Margaret Atwood will be …


Slavoj Žižek, Anthony Scaramucci and Cynthia Nixon to address the Phil

Omarosa, Yanis Varoufakis and Naomi Wolf are also confirmed speakers

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek and former Trump White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci are among the speakers with confirmed dates to address the University Philosophical Society (the Phil) this year.

Other well-known names have confirmed that they will visit …