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Nicola Sturgeon awarded Honorary Patronage of the Phil

The First Minister of Scotland gave an address the University Philosophical Society in the GMB today

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon visited Trinity College to address the University Philosophical Society, in front of a packed audience of students and staff in the Graduates Memorial Building on Monday, 28 November. She was warmly welcomed to

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

Trinity Life editor Úna Harty heads along to the Q&A session with the Manchurian popular science communicator Brian Cox

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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

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Phil bring the glitz and glamour with club Philth

Phil Freshers’ week night with Q-Soc & TAF at the Grand Social follows up first debate of the year

Club Philth, the annual Freshers’ Week extravaganza of drinking and debauchery co-hosted this year by the Phil, Trinity Arts Festival and Q-Soc, took place on Thursday evening. Over 800 Trinity students descended upon the Grand Social for a Studio 54-inspired …

Societies announce guest speakers for upcoming year

Patti Smith, Glen Hansard, and Jeremy Paxman among confirmed guests

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Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and singer-songwriter Kesha are among the guests due to visit some of Trinity’s biggest societies this year.

Dates have been confirmed for some of the guests, with others still to be confirmed.

Among Trinity College Law

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Maryam Namazie speaks at the Phil after cancelled SOFIA talk

Namazie’s speech touched on her struggle against the “culture of offence”

NEWSHuman rights activist Maryam Namazie spoke to the Phil yesterday, on her continued struggle against the “culture of offence”.

The renowned secularist, who was born in Tehran but fled Iran following the 1979 Revolution, spoke at length about her belief

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Let Namazie speak

Even if you believe that racist or Islamophobic speakers ought not be allowed on university campuses, Maryam Namazie is neither. She was banned from speaking at Warwick because the SU believed that her ideas were wrong.

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Whoever the argument about inviting offensive guest speakers on campus is about, it’s not about Maryam Namazie. Namazie is an Iranian who escaped with her family after the revolution of 1979. She studied in America and began her career aiding

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Phil comedy debate starts year with laughter

GMB welcomes students & comedians who ‘do it for the likes.’

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The Phil’s first debate of the year occurred on Thursday the 24th of September on the motion “This House Would do it for the Likes”. As is usually the case in Freshers’ week, it was a comedy debate featuring a …

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Fresher’s Week Thursday with Trinity Ents

The Phil and TAF take over the Grand Social for Cirque de la Lune, the latest in their Club Philth events

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It’s been a very long Fresher’s Week, but last night saw one of the most anticipated events of the festivities and there was no sign of exhaustion from students.

For Thursday, Ents teamed up with both the Science Gallery and …

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University Times issue withdrawn as Phil members remove distributed papers

Society members removed copies of the paper from campus locations after it printed details of confidential correspondences.

news1The University Times (UT) withdrew its latest issue on Tuesday after reporting on the content of documents that had been provided to the paper on the condition that they not be referred to in an article.

Trinity News has learned …