Brexit, Theresa May, and Ireland’s borders: Nick Clegg speaks to the Hist

Former leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats party, Nick Clegg , visited the Hist today, April 5, where he was awarded the Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Discourse. This award is presented to those who are deemed to have particularly promoted discourse in the international sphere. The previous UK Deputy Prime Minister was the last […]

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 […]

Schols, the Hist, and sixty letters: Ed Burke at Trinity

    As you walk through Front Gate, you may notice the bronze statue of Edmund Burke standing tall, erected in 1868 by the sculptor John H Foley. From John Joly to Mary Robinson, many have attended Trinity and gone on to become global leaders in their field. Burke is among those who still influence […]

How to be a hack

  With the election campaigns for next year’s Students’ Union Officers finally coming to an end, the swarm of hacks present on campus in recent weeks has finally dispersed. Some of the most influential names on campus have been brought to the forefront of discussion: candidates, campaign team members, and opinionated critics alike.   In […]

R&L Debate: This House Would Ban Memes

On Wednesday evening the GMB chamber hosted the College Historical Society’s R&L debate, which is a motion picked by freshers. The  debate is then run by first years, and only first years speak. The motion the first years selected was “This House Would Ban Memes”, a universally appealing motion that leaves plenty of room for […]

Pat Cox speaks to The Hist

Monday 13 February saw  former President of the European Parliament, Pat Cox, visit the Hist, where he was presented with the Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Discourse. From the insightful nature of the speech he gave to society members, he certainly seemed a worthy recipient of this award.   Pat Cox is a long-time veteran […]

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 […]

Delving into Trinity’s Societal Past

  “Considering this source in isolation, it is easy to imagine societies having an even more influential role on the student experience than they do today – acting as powerful driving forces of innovation and progress that integrated the student body into one radical movement”   When it comes to the role of societies in […]

The Hist Debate: This House Regrets Allies at Pride

TCDSU, Q Soc and The Hist joined ranks yesterday to debate the motion This House Regrets Allies at Pride, the third evening event of Rainbow Week. The motion was proposed by Lorna Staines, Samuel Riggs, Olly Donnelly and Peter Gowan, with the opposition being from Wills Worall, Sinead Harrington, Meg Bare and Caitriona Ni Bhriain. […]

The Hist Ball: A Midwinter Night’s Ball of gowns, prosecco, castles, and Christmas

“We walked in through double doors and on a red carpet into the magnificent reception area. Tapestries lined the walls, a fire was roaring in the great fireplace with votive candles scattered on the hearth, a deer’s head or two was perched on the stone walls overlooking the multitude of college students queuing for entrance, […]

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Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
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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