The Phil Maidens final

The annual Eamonn O’Coinne Maidens final was held this year on Thursday November 30 at 7.30pm by the Phil. The event is named after a former Trinity student who was a talented debater, who won the Maidens debating final in 2004 but tragically passeed away in 2005. The competition encourages the finalists to emulate O’Coinne’s excellence […]

Balanced discussion at SU’s Eighth Amendment Forum

On Tuesday evening Trinity College Students’ Union (TCDSU) held an open forum on the eighth amendment, featuring four guest speakers and dialogue with the audience. The discussion was diverse throughout; it featured in-depth examinations of abortion in the contexts of the Irish law and medical systems, and also explored Trinity’s own relationship with the Repeal […]

A perilous proposal

This week DU Players are staging “A Modest Proposal: The tale of Trevelyan’s Corn” every night at 7pm in Players Theatre. The play follows two seemingly separate, yet intertwined tales. One, is a typical, starving Irish family during the Great Hunger, the other the Magistrate, who owned the land, and his son.   In this […]

A discussion with Jung Chang

Jung Chang is a best-selling author and historian whose writing primarily focuses on Chinese history. Her autobiography, “Wild Swans,” has sold over 20 million copies online. Alongside this, she has penned the bestselling biographies “Mao: The Unknown Story,” and “Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China.”   The event began with a presentation […]

In the spotlight: Trinity Hall musical

As the curtains fall and the lights go down, we make our way off the stage. My heart racing, I feel a mixture of relief and sadness – relief that everything went well, but sadness that the experience has come to an end. This moment may seem familiar to those who have experience on stage, […]

Global perspectives at launch of Trinity Frontier Magazine’s third issue tonight

  A collection of writing on international issues, global perspectives and travel is about to hit the campus as the third issue of Trinity Frontier Magazine is set to be launched tonight in the Global Room.     Not content with simply a few bottles of wine and scattered magazines, the publications editor, Neasa Candon, […]

Proposed society of women in STEM

A group of Trinity students, spearheaded by Senior Fresh Maths and Theoretical Physics students are in the initial stages of establishing a “Women in STEM” society.   Speaking to Trinity News, the founders of the movement, detail their aims as “tackling the gender gap in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) by creating a proactive community […]

A letter to my brother

A letter to… My Brother   Do you remember when we came up to Dublin last year for the open day? It must have been your idea. I didn’t need to be persuaded by Trinity, even then, perhaps you did, perhaps you do. Regardless, I was obviously as delighted at a day away from the […]

My experience of Ireland

Going to a new city is always a different experience. When you go on a vacation it is mostly fun, but when you go to study it is a little daunting.   Before moving from India to Ireland, I was obviously excited to be moving to a new country, but I was a little afraid […]

This week in Trinity: from Amanda Knox’s lawyer to a night of Indian literature

To avoid the miserable, cold weather, Trinity has a wide range of society events on in week ten to keep us interested and most importantly, out of the library.   On Monday, the Hist are holding a debating competition called the Oscar Wilde Card competition from 11am to 6pm in the GMB. For anyone who […]


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