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What’s on this week: Post-reading week events

Here’s what’s happening as we head into week 8

As we return from Reading Week to realisation of how little reading we actually completed, week 8 offers us a variety of events to distract us. This week is TCDSU Rainbow Week, a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, and there

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An evening of activism

Leading civil rights activist, Al Sharpton speaks to the Hist

On Monday 25th September, the Hist welcomed American civil rights activist, Al Sharpton. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1954, Sharpton became a key figure in the civil rights movement, especially for the African American community in the Northern states.

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

The Hist host British Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg as their final speaker for the year.

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

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

Hist hosts final of internal debating competition with the motion “This House supports all forms of civil disobedience to repeal the 8th Amendment”

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

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

Now one of Trinity’s most renowned alumni, who was Ed Burke as just another student walking these very cobblestones?

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

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How to be a hack

From one hack to another, a step-by-step guide on how to improve your social status, your internship prospects and your legacy at Trinity

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

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R&L Debate: This House Would Ban Memes

This year’s fresher-selected motion was on the hot topic of meme culture

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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

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Pat Cox speaks to The Hist

Former President of the European Parliament ruminates on the future of the EU, the social progress already made, and the need for vigilance in the face of alternative facts


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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,

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Political Satire in the Trump Era

Political humour, provocative comedy and freedom of expression came into play at an engaging event held on Monday by the Hist and Pol Soc

trinity-lifeOn 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

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Delving into Trinity’s Societal Past

As college resumes and society memberships are culled, Jane Purdom looks into some of the largest societies and how they contribute to the living history of the college

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“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

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