This Week in Trinity: quizzes, action, and women in politics.

Join some of the last virtual events this term to find out what all the fuss is about

As the term rounds to a close and the pubs begin to open again, Trinity’s societies are hosting some of their last events before the Christmas season takes over. Lets see what this week has in store.

DU Gamers kick off the action on Tuesday evening, join them from 6:00pm – 9:00pm over discord for a Pokémon & Yu-Gi-Oh casual play. Or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, how about a talk on the experiences of women in the Irish Foreign Service and the department’s response to gender issues? From 7:00pm – 8:30pm, SOFIA will welcome Ann Marie O’ Brien, a historian who specialises in twentieth-century Ireland. Named Shattering Glass: Women and Irish Foreign Affairs, this talk sounds like a fascinating insight into the world of women in current politics. 

If you’re more interested in sustainability rather than public services, the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy Q&A is perfect for you. TCD Environmental Society and the Trinity Economic Forum have teamed up to welcome Dr. Neil Walker, a member of Ibec which is Ireland’s largest lobby and business representative group, and Sorcha Kavanagh, who is the coordinator of The Conscious Cup Campaign. From 7:00pm – 8:00pm over zoom, you can understand why a circular economythe continued use of resources and recyclingis an important strategy in the fight for climate justice. 

On Wednesday, GaeilgeLón hosts their weekly Lón agus Labhairt at 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Or if you find yourself busy this Wednesday do not despair. More fun awaits around the corner. 

On Thursday evening DU Gamers are back again. From 6:00pm – 7:30pm, the Gamers are hosting a Writers and Game Masters evening on Discord. This is an evening for Game Masters, where students can collaborate on gaming ideas and plans or build their own campaigns. 

Finally, Friday brings an end to the week with The Annual Zoosoc Pub Quiz. At 7:00pm it’s time to get Christmassy with Zoosoc who are hosting their famous end of term charity quiz. Team sizes can range from 2 to 7 people, and along with all the merriment they will be collecting optional donations for the Save Dublin Zoo Campaign. 

It seems that coronavirus hasn’t stopped all traditions this year! If you haven’t done a virtual event at all, why not join in now before the end of term and see what all the fuss is about?