Book Length Study of Trinity Library’s Fagel Collection Launched

The first book-length study of the Fagel Collection in Trinity’s library has just been published. The book, entitled ‘Frozen in Time, the Fagel Collection in the Library of Trinity College Dublin’ was launched in the Long Room with guest speakers Provost Patrick Prendergast and historian Professor Andrew Pettegree.   The book, edited by Tim Jackson, […]

Increase in disadvantaged students at third level despite funding cut, says HEA

  According to a report from the Higher Education Authority (HEA), there has been an increase in the percentage of students from underprivileged backgrounds and those with disabilities attending third level institutions despite a cut in funding since 2008. The HEA has been “acutely concerned” about the negative impacts of this cut in funding and has […]

Rising consumerism at Christmas

It’s pretty intuitive that in December people are more likely to part with their hard earned cash than in any other month. With turkeys, trees, and tinsel all to be bought, on top of the pressure of buying presents, Christmas can often be a time of spending, not just a time of giving. In the […]

Science Gallery International signs agreement to open gallery in Venice

The Dublin-based non-profit Science Gallery International (SGI) has signed an agreement with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice to establish a Science Gallery in the city, based on the model pioneered in Trinity. The agreement was signed by CEO of Science Gallery International Andrea Bandelli and Ca’ Foscari Rector Michele Bugliesi at a public launch last […]

Lights, Camera, Trinity!

    “It seems that the benefits of Trinity’s internationally positive reputation are not confined to the field of academics”   Last month saw Trinity College buzzing with excitement as Mel Gibson began his three days of filming on campus for his upcoming movie, The Professor and the Madman. This big-screen adaptation stars Game of […]

“Don’t settle, strive for something else”

    “Beneath the layer of outward smiles and wisecracks, there was a girl who found herself crying in the arts block bathrooms from time to time, mourning the thought that her dreams had eluded her and she was stuck in academic apathy and mundanity for four years”   Freshers’ Week brought with it a […]

Trinity given permission by Dublin City Council for Oisin House redevelopment

College have been given permission by Dublin City Council for plans to redevelop Oísin House, which is set to cost €50 million to complete.   Dublin City Council’s report approved Trinity’s new planning submission for the “reduction in height, mass and bulk and associated alterations to the roof profile will allow the new building to […]

The impact of working a part-time job in college

“The importance of financial affairs to college students was starkly demonstrated in a report by the Higher Education Authority published in 2001, which showed that over 40% of students in Irish Institutes of Technology who were surveyed ended up dropping out of their course due to financial problems”   With costs of rent and living […]

SU’s pro-decriminalisation of drugs stance: Talking to Students

In October of this year, the TCDSU Council voted for the adoption of a pro-decriminalisation of drugs stance by the Union. This motion originated from the SU Drugs Policy lobby group, who felt that this stance would encourage a more progressive approach to the policy on drugs in Ireland, perhaps similar to that of Portugal, […]

Bob Geldof talks modern life and culture today at Law Soc

  “He was particularly unaccepting of the act of keyboard warriorism, describing “venting your spleen” on some internet discussion forum as “cyber wanking”, before encouraging us all, as university students, to go out and march, lobby or knock on doors in order to make a difference to the global political landscape.”   “Where’s the fire, […]


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