Hist debate questions how far we should go in pushing for repeal

On Wednesday, the Hist hosted eight student speakers to debate the motion “This House supports all forms of civil disobedience to repeal the 8th Amendment”. The debate was the final of an internal debating competition called “Harneys” which is open exclusively to female and non-binary genders. The debate was chaired by Anne Cosgrave, founder of […]

Heartwarming humour at VDP’s “Harry Potter and the Book of Spells”

The St Vincent De Paul (VDP) society’s annual pantomime ended its run last night in what was a terrifically enjoyable performance for both the audience and the participants. The spectacle contained 18 adults with intellectual disabilities alongside over 70 children in what was the feel-good event of the year so far.   The plot of “Harry […]

Political Satire in the Trump Era

On Monday, the Hist and Pol Soc came together to host a panel of both student and guest speakers for an insightful discussion on political satire in the Trump Era. The panel was notable not only for an analysis on the ineffectiveness of satire throughout the American Presidential Election, but also for the provocative humour […]

A Rumble in the Jungle for RAG Week

Rumble in the Jungle with SUAS, this years rumble for RAG week, provided an excitingly different type of club night to the usual Coppers Tuesdays. Taking place in District 8, the audience watched nine different boxing matches before the ring was cleared away and the dance floor opened. This proved to be a successful change […]

Head2Head: Should Trinity introduce Christmas exams?

Fiachra MacCanna – Yes “When we split the year in half, we are examined on what has just been covered in the last semester, and, thus,study rotas are easier to manage, and stress is somewhat relieved”   When exams seem so far away they may as well not be there at all, it is all too […]

FW De Klerk on Jacob Zuma, the Nobel Peace Prize and apartheid laws at LawSoc

On Wednesday, Frederik Willem De Klerk came to speak at an event held by Trinity’s Law Society. The former president of South Africa, who oversaw the transition away from the apartheid system, gave an engaging talk on freedom and equality that was followed by a divisive questions and answers session which saw De Klerk addressed […]

What a public lecture can teach you about the role of religion in political campaigns

On Wednesday January 11, Professor David Hempton gave an illuminating public lecture on the subject of “Religion and Political Culture in the United States” in the School of Ecumenics/Loyola Institute. Professor Hempton is an Irish historian and dean of the School of Divinity, Harvard University. The talk, which was jointly organised by the Confederal School […]

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Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan