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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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Is violence the answer?

The house voted in favour of opposing the motion “THW meet bigotry with violence” at Thursday night’s debate with the Phil and SOFIA

The Philosophical Society held their weekly debate on Thursday night, with the motion: This House Would Meet Bigotry with Violence. Before the debate I was feeling slightly torn as to which side I was on, however I left the debate …

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Permission to speak freely, Sir?

When addressing the subject of freedom of speech, there are several quotes to choose from. Voltaire, Churchill and Orwell have all offered their thoughts on the matter, but this article will begin with Benjamin Franklin’s: “Without freedom of thought, there

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Martin Scorsese speaks to The Phil

In a jam-packed Exam Hall yesterday evening, renowned director Martin Scorsese spoke on storytelling, the importance of trust in actor-director relations and politics in discussion with The Phil

Uproarious applause and cheers filled the Exam Hall on Front Square yesterday evening, Friday February 24, as Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese received his Gold Medal of Patronage from President Matthew Nuding of the Philosophical society. The enthusiastic reception from the

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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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The Phil Debate: Trinity vs Yale

The Phil argue that globalisation is “doomed to fail” as they face up against Yale at this week’s debating event

trinity-lifeThursday evening, February 17, saw the GMB come alive with the witty discourse of a TCD vs Yale debate, jointly hosted by The Phil and the Student Economic Review. The motion put forward for the evening was, “This House Believes

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Phil talks: The resilience and wit of Joanne O’Riordan

The twenty-year-old with Tetra-Amelia syndrome’s hilarious and inspiring anecdotes yesterday at the Phil left attendees coming away with a sense of aspiration toward her level of determination

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It is truly rare when someone you have never met before, know little about and have seemingly few things in common with can affect your entire day, changing your attitude and uplifting your mood. This is what twenty-year-old Cork native

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Debating within the world of art

Imogen McGuckin attends the Phil’s workshop, focusing on how to tackle topics such as the commercialisation of art, representation in film and what defines art itself

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As part of the Trinity Arts Festival (TAF), The Phil held a workshop today on how to debate on the subject of art. This event attracted a small crowd, allowing for an intimate workshop led by Ludivine Rebet, last year’s

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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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Scholarships, Classics and The Phil: Oscar Wilde at Trinity

Trinity has had many notable alumni pass through its grounds, but who were they when they were students and what did they actually get up to? In the case of Oscar Wilde, these are some of the questions Mary Hartnett sought to answer

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Since it was founded in 1592, Trinity College has seen its fair share of notable individuals pass through Front Arch. As students, they roamed the corridors of the Museum Building, climbed the stairs of the GMB and practiced their shot

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