Pink Training – a weekend of insightful workshops and lip-sync battles

Pink Training, a crash course in LGBTQ issues held by USI in University College Cork over the last weekend of November, consisted of a series of workshops, talks and social events for LGBTQ students and allies, from Non-Binary 101 to Queer Sex Ed to Debunking Bisexual Stereotypes. The event was attended by around 300 students, […]

Harmony at ‘Clash of the Tones’

On Friday night, the Bello Bar in Portobello hosted ‘Clash of the Tones’ which saw Trinity’s own a cappella group, the Trinitones, battle it out against the Tiger Tones, who hail from Melbourne, Australia. The event was a sell-out, evident in the packed out underground music venue, an intimate location which provided a perfect setting for […]

Review: Dogg’s Hamlet for TCD Debut Festival

  “It was a risky decision for a bachelor’s drama student to undertake an exceptionally daunting task, especially one so crucial to the result of their degree.”   Trinity Debut Festival of Theatre is a three-week long event from the students of the advanced directing in the Drama Department. Every year, a handful of Senior […]

Literary Society’s ‘Speak Easy’: poems, prose and pints

  “There was a large number of us crammed cosily into the intimate setting of the upstairs event room, and there were many attendants who had the courage to stand up and speak.”   This week I had the pleasure of attending Lit Soc’s ‘Speak Easy’ night at Chaplin’s bar. This was in essence an […]

Nuair a bhíonn an chat amuigh, bíonn an luch ag rince – the rise of the Cumann Gaelach in the midst of a language crisis

  “It is a bit sad though that English speakers go there not even attempting to speak Irish. How hard is it to say “pionta Guinness le do thoil”?”   Bhuaileas le Ciarán Wadd, Leas-Reachtaire an Chumainn, atá ina thriú bliain dena chúrsa Gaeilge agus Fraincís ar an gcoláiste. Thosaigh Ciarán a bheith páirteach sa […]

Comedy Soc at the Pav

As part of Body and Soul week, the DU Comedy Soc put on a free comedy gig in the Pav this past Tuesday evening. The glow of the lights from the Pav beckoned me towards the crowded warmth within the yellow walls and the promise of a night of comedy lay ahead. Tables and chairs […]

Body and Soul Week: Skin Deep

  As part of Body and Soul week, the Hist presented ‘Skin Deep’; a discussion. ‘Is beauty in the eye of the beholder, or are we all striving for some unattainable goal?’ The question is intriguing and much debated in our changing society.   Catherine Prasifka and Hannah Bowman spoke for the Hist while Laura […]

Puppies, hot chocolate and food for the soul

Monday saw the kick-off of the SU Welfare’s first campaign week of the year, Body and Soul. A week with over 20 events and activities planned, this campaign is all about being “confident and comfortable in your body”. Free hot chocolate, a public speaking workshop, yoga as Gaeilge and a sports conditioning class were on […]

Professor Brian Cox addresses the Phil to talk populism, philosophy and physics

Particle physicist Professor Brian Cox descended upon the GMB this afternoon to greet science and non-science Trinity students alike. The ‘Wonders of…’ presenter and the author/co-author of over 950 scientific publications and brought this rhetoric to the chamber with his usual eternal grin.   Phil president, Matthew Nuding, began by welcoming the acclaimed academic to […]

Trinity College Law Review Speaker Series – The Irish Judiciary: Origins, Culture, and Reform?

Driven by a passion for all things Irish and judicial, law students and others turned out in force last night for a panel discussion organised by the Trinity College Law Review at the GMB. The first event of the Law Review’s Distinguished Speaker series, ‘The Irish Judiciary: Origins, Culture, and Reform?’, considered various aspects of […]


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