Science in brief

TCD physicists create a sensor from graphene and silly putty   On December 9, the prestigious journal Science published a paper on “Sensitive electromechanical sensors using viscoelastic graphene-polymer nanocomposites” which reports on a very exciting discovery of what is now called G-putty at Trinity’s Amber materials science centre. The team was led by Prof. Jonathan […]

Why we need Students Against Fees

  “Has posing nicely in the press shots of politicians, building CVs and passing well-meaning motions with little promise of meaningful struggle loosened the financial noose around Irish students’ necks?”   Students against Fees (SAF) was created in response to a failure emblematic of the state of Irish student politics. Last year a group of […]

A Revival of student activism: Fueling divestment with Fossil Free TCD

“Trinity had investments worth approximately €6.1m in companies such as Shell Global, ExxonMobil, BP and TransCanada Corporation.”   6.1 million euro is a lot of money – it’s a national lottery prize, a small island in the Philippines, or 62,500 years’ worth of Spotify premium. It is also the approximate amount of money that College […]

David O’Doherty at ComedySoc

Comedy Soc held a gig on Thursday 27 in the GMB to a stuffed-in, enthusiastic crowd. Far flung from the Tuesday nights in the Pav with student comedians and the occasional run in with the staff, this week the society hosting David O’Doherty, one of the biggest and brightest name in Irish comedy. The five […]

Sell the Kells

“Hi, would you be interested in signing our petition towards selling the Book of Kells?”   It is in no way unusual to be approached by whichever group or society have claimed the tables on the first floor of the Arts Block to promote a campaign; ticket sales for the latest mystery tour for instance, […]

Dublin’s best hipster gruel

Are you a dedicated athlete training before dawn breaks, a commuter relying on an early bus, or just a good old Catholic who eats porridge rather than cornflakes (see the Irish Times, “Protestants? They wore underpants, had proper toilet paper and ate cornflakes not porridge”, Kevin Tiernan, Thursday 6th October 2016)? The College Green area […]

Government introduces €4 million grant scheme for low-income postgraduate students

The government has announced the introduction of a full maintenance grant for 1,100 postgraduate students as part of Budget 2017. The grant, worth almost €6,000, will be made available to students in the lowest income category.   The scheme is part of an €8.5 million package to support disadvantaged students, including lone parents and Travellers, […]

A guide to Trinity sports clubs

Trinity News offers you a comprehensive guide to all the sports clubs that TCD has to offer. College is the perfect place to start a new sport or to continue on with the sport you have done through school. With over 50 sports clubs to choose from, there’s something for everyone from elites to first-timers. […]

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) celebrates ten years of research

  The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) celebrated ten years of research in Trinity College Dublin earlier this month. TILDA’s research focuses on understanding and improving ageing in Ireland.   Established in 2006, TILDA was created to provide an evidence base for understanding ageing. Before this, there was minimal information available in Ireland on the […]

Coping with culture

Stepping off the plane from Brussels with an anxious mother in tow, I thought I was totally prepared for life in Ireland. I am, after all, half Irish. I have many Irish relatives and I’d visited Dublin countless times before moving here, albeit never for longer than a weekend.   I was wrong though – it […]

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