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 […]

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 […]


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