Dark and “Light”: DUPA’s Christmas exhibition

I arrived early to the Christmas Exhibition of DUPA (Dublin University Photography Association) last Friday night as I am passionate about photography and always eager to discover the artistic talents of Trinity students. My earliness can also be partly explained by the fact that one of my friends had read earlier in the day on […]

Preventing essay burnout

With just a laptop, headphones, and a mug of coffee for company, the prospect of looming assignment deadlines can seem a less daunting than you may expect with this ten easy steps   Step 1 Complain about how much work you have to do and list out all your deadlines. The key to is to […]

This Week in Trinity: from jazz to Star Wars

If you’re anything like me you’ve spent the last few weeks holed up in the library, feeling nauseous at the sound of the word ‘deadline’ or ‘word count’ while dreaming about mince pies and decorating christmas trees! No fear, our final week is here and filled with festive cheer as our societies have a host […]

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. […]


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