The Trinitones take Christmas

Following on from their successful gig in Trinity Chapel last year, the Trinitones took to the Dublin Unitarian Church last night for their annual Christmas performance, “How the ‘Tones Stole Christmas”. Dozens of people braved the biting cold weather as a line formed outside well before the doors opened. Tickets sold out in advance, with far […]

A winter showcase of wonder

As the nights get colder, shops get busier and essay deadlines grow closer,  the annual Winter Showcase proved an excellent way to bask in the liveliness, energy and exuberance of festive cheer. Held in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, the showcase was hosted by an array of societies; Trinity Musical Theatre (TMT), DU Dance, Trinity Belles, and DU Music.    […]

Going “Into the Woods” at Trinity Hall

The curtain fell on Trinity Hall’s annual musical last night, concluding several months worth of hard work for all involved. Having directed the 2016 Halls musical, Avenue Q, Eoin Hannaway eagerly returned to oversee this year’s extravaganza: Into the Woods. Alongside JCR Music Officer Niamh McCay and last year’s lead Joseph O’Baoill, the team pulled […]

Spending an international Christmas in Dublin

As we head into the final stretch of essay season, Michaelmas term is drawing to a close and students are looking towards a month of mulled wine, minced pies and, for most, a much-needed dose of home cooking. Chris Rea’s voice on the radio, “I’m driving home for Christmas/ Driving home for Christmas/ With a […]

Trinity women through the years

In 1892, a petition was made demanding the abolition of the ban on female students here at Trinity, which had stood since its founding in 1592. Ten thousand Irish women signed it. They were met with a refusal: “If a female had once passed the gate, it would be practically impossible to watch what buildings […]

The man behind the theatre

J.M. Synge is one of those names that will ring a bell with many Trinity students, even if they can’t remember why. His is one of many names that adorn lecture theatres around campus, though most of us don’t know much about the life behind the name.   Born in 1871, John Millington Synge was […]

Brexit, Europe’s future, and jazz

On Monday December 4, SOFIA welcomed Stéphane Crouzat, the current French Ambassador to Ireland, who began his term this September. Mr. Crouzat, who began his career in 1988, has previously served as the French representative to Indonesia and Poland, as well as playing an instrumental part in the Global Climate Summit in Paris last year. […]

This week in Trinity, from Christmas to culture

As winter officially sets in, with the daunting prospect of exams and essays looming overhead, it’s important to remember the fine balance between study and fun. If you’re looking to relax or maybe just procrastinate the crippling amount of work that awaits you on Blackboard, there’s always an array of activities happening around campus to […]

Christmas on campus

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, or so they say. If the glistening lights adorning the city haven’t put you in the mood,  the Christmas spirit on campus can make even the iciest of Ebenezer’s sing the Jingle Bell Rock. The Grafton Street lights have been turned on, there’s a Christmas tree […]

Vedova walks through his vindication of Amanda Knox

In 2007 Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were arrested and convicted for the murder of Meredith Kercher, a British student studying in Italy. After spending four years in jail, in 2015 the sentence was overturned by an Italian court due to “absolute lack of biological traces”. Carlo Dalla Vedova was Knox’s lawyer and […]


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