This week in Trinity: Fire, flare and fun festivities

Three weeks back and RAG week is officially here to calm your nerves, make you late to your 9am’s and most importantly aid a good cause. With a week jam-packed with amazing activities, here’s a list of everything to look forward to on campus this week.     Not only is this RAG week, this […]

A spotlight on student activism

This year marks fifty years since 1968, widely considered as the apex of student activism. Whilst certain states, such as France, are currently considering to what extent they should commemorate the momentous social movements that took place that year, how does student activism fare in our current globalised world?     Commentators and sociologists currently […]

Towards an Earth 2.0?

Alongside events such as Space Week that took place last autumn, Trinity Space Society has specialised in frequently hosting panels. Last night, in order to discuss the topic of “terraforming”; human attempts to make other planets “a home away from home”, four panelists assembled: Colin Fitzsimons from the Irish Rocketry Society, Michael McDermott the PRO of Space […]

Stories from Egypt: a talk from Ibrahim Halawa

Ibrahim Halawa has become a household name in Ireland, particularly in recent months, with revelations regarding his suffering and deprivation of basic human rights gaining an international audience. This follows his acquittal and subsequent release from an Egyptian prison after 1497 days in captivity, on September 18 of last year. On Wednesdsay he spoke alongside his solicitor, […]

Michael Noonan awarded the Hist’s Gold Medal

Following an effusive round of applause and cordial hand-shake with Paul Molloy, the Hist’s Auditor, the former Minister for Finance sat down earnestly upon the opulent wooden throne of the GMB’s Debating Chamber. Forty-six years a political campaigner and thirty-seven years of major political influence in Dáil Éireann, Michael Noonan is undoubtedly one of the […]

Do you have the TEDx factor?

On Monday night the GMB played host to the final of the TEDxFactor Competition where six speakers battled for a place in the TEDx conference on March 7th. For the newly formed TEDx society the event was a resounding success and showed that the society has truly hit the ground running.     Navika Mehta, an […]

This week in Trinity: how to beat the post-Refreshers blues

It’s official: Hilary term has begun. Last week’s plan of easing yourself into the college routine may have disappeared along with all your new year’s resolutions. With that said, here’s a quick run through of some of the fabulous events around campus this week.     Monday is the start of a jam-packed week, beginning with […]

A true battle of sound and soul at Tramline

“This is the best attended soundcheck we’ve ever had.” This was directed to the small group of people who were the first to arrive at the venue for the final heat of Trinity’s Battle of the Bands competition.   When doors opened at 8:30pm last night, Stray Melody, one of the acts competing that night, […]

The SU – Pro-choice except on the membership front?

On Wednesday night, the voices of eight talented speakers disseminated through the debating chamber in the GMB. The chair for the evening was former President of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), Adrian Langan. The motion for the Hist’s first debate of the term was, “This House Supports the Right to Leave the SU”  a […]

Clicking fingers for LitSoc Slam

In anticipation of the Inter-Varsity PoetrySlam that will take place for the fourth time next spring with the support of Poetry Ireland, Trinity Literary Society hosted its own liveslam at Players Theatre last Tuesday evening. The aim was to facilitate entries in the I-V Poetry Slam.   Audio, video and text submissions are opened until […]


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