Trinity triumphs over Harvard at SER inter-varsity debate 2018

Thursday evening, the GMB was the venue for the annual SER inter-varsity debate held by the Phil in conjunction with the Student Economic Review (SER). Founded in 1987, the SER is a well-established undergraduate journal which provides a platform for the exceptional work of Trinity’s Economic students.     This annual SER debate sees a team […]

Trinity triumphs over Harvard at SER intervarsity debate

Yesterday evening, the GMB became the venue for the annual Student Economic Review (SER) intervarsity debate held in conjunction with the Phil. Founded in 1987, the SER is a well-established undergraduate journal which provides a platform for the exceptional work of Trinity’s economics students.   This annual SER debate sees a team from Trinity compete […]

Being homeless in 21st century Ireland

Yesterday evening, in the Maxwell theatre, the Trinity Vincent De Paul (VDP) society hosted a panel discussion: Being Homeless in 21st Century Ireland. The VDP Social Justice committee has been focused on understanding the homelessness crisis afflicting Ireland as well as working on projects to help raise awareness about the homelessness crisis. One such initiative […]

Stating the obvious at Trinity Ball lineup launch

The last week of term kicked off with the Trinity Ball Launch. For  5 euro, 50 students got exclusive first access to the announcement of this year’s lineup, as well as the added bonus of Tesco lager and the DJ stylings of Ents Officer Jonah Craig and DUDJ.     With leaked reports of George […]

A comedy kickstart: Dundon’s first event

Matt Dundon is one of two candidates in the race for Ents Officer this year. Dundon held the first of his promotional events on Monday night in Chaplins Bar & Comedy Club. The founder of The Midnight Disco, a favourite club night among many Trinity students, Dundon organised the event in collaboration with Trinity’s own […]

Circa Waves and Hannah Wants to play Trinity Ball as Ents reveal lineup

  Hannah Wants, Friend Within and indie-rockers Circa Waves were among the acts unveiled tonight by Trinity Ents to play Trinity Ball on Friday April 6.   They join the previously announced Jax Jones, Tom Walker and Versatile on the lineup — along with the long-expected headliner, George Ezra.   Electro-soul musician Sinead Harnett, Hak […]

“Still a taboo”: Being a pagan in modern Ireland

The word “pagan” carries many loaded connotations. It is not a word that was ever used to describe a single religion by its members, but rather it was a pejorative term wielded by its detractors. Pagans were condemned as heretics and stamped out.     Yet the pagan community is larger than many people might […]

What makes a Phil President?

Sitting down to meet the President of the University Philosophical Society (The Phil) Conn McCarrick, my assumption was that I was about to meet a busy man who would be checking his watch with one foot out the door, ready to run to the next of his many meetings. I was pleasantly surprised by the […]

This week in Trinity: from election mania to a literary festival

It’s week six and it is, as always, action-packed. With a range of debating orientated events, Trinity’s Literary Festival, the final leg of TCDSU elections and even a chance to throw pies at Law lecturers, it’s set to be a good week at Trinity.     Monday Trinity’s Literary Festival is off to a great […]

Flood’s night out: Making waves

  David Flood is one of two candidates in this Student Union race for Ents Officer.  Last night, in The Underground Venue, he hosted his promotional event as part of his campaign.  Flood is captain of DU Surf Club and in his speech at the Dining Hall Hustings, promised to deliver nights “you actually want […]

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