Your top society picks for Freshers’ Week

Feeling overwhelmed by the vast amount of things to do this week? Look no further than our day by day guide to the best society events.


One of the first events of Freshers’ Week kicks off at 12pm, with “Debating 101” which will take place in the Hist conversation room. Whether you’re a first year or a final year, this is your chance to know the ins and outs of debating and will give you an introduction to one of the largest societies on campus.

Another highlight of the day includes DU Dance’s “Musical Theatre Dance Workshop” in Ancillary Hall from 5pm to 6pm. This Chicago-themed event, which is hosted in association with Trinity Musical Theatre Society (TMT) will be followed by a 1920s-themed party in the Pav, gearing you up for the Ents’ “Great Opening” party in Cafe en Seine.


Q Soc and Lit Soc are joining forces to bring all literature lovers on a Book Crawl, which promises to be “a less aggressive Viking Splash Tour focused on the literary history”. If you’re a fan of book-buying and tea-drinking, head to House 6 in Front Square at 2:30pm.

Tuesday evening sees DU Players and The Phil “clash in the biggest battle royale the world has ever seen”. Members from both societies go head-to-head with 5 rounds of rivalry based on classic game shows.


Arguably the busiest days for society lineups, one of Wednesday’s standout events is VDP’s “National Rock Paper Scissors Championships”. Hopeful competitors and blissful viewers alike are invited to the cricket pitch at 2pm, where the victorious contender will bag themselves a 2018 Trinity Ball ticket.

If you’re looking for a slightly less strenuous activity, Japanese Soc will be providing free food and drink in the form of a Japanese tea-tasting, alongside the sampling of some traditional snacks. Running from 5pm until 6:30pm in the Eliz Rooms in House 6, you’ll have plenty of time for pre-drinks for the night ahead.


For the many dog lovers out there, pop along to the GMB at 1pm to the Hist’s “Puppy Room”. Peata Pet Therapy will be bringing many furry friends, providing comfort to all the fragile souls who are suffering after going out three nights in a row. Due to suspected the high demand for the event, this event is only open for Hist members so make sure to sign up at their stand during the week.

Fans of RTÉ’s “The Sunday Game” will want to make sure they drop by the GMB at 4pm to see Joe Brolly in conversation with TCD LawSoc. Brolly has gained a reputation as one of the most prominent GAA analysts, being described as ‘the most lippy and articulate pundit on Irish television”. Away from the world of sport, he is a barrister at the Northern Irish bar and has specialised in criminal matters and has defended Irish republicans in court.

Mary Hartnett

Mary Hartnett is the current Managing Editor of Trinity News. She is a Senior Sophister BESS student, and a former Trinity Life Editor.