Annika Ramani and Tom Francis elected heads of Phil and Hist

Two of college’s oldest societies have appointed their new leaders.

Annika Ramani and Tom Francis have been elected as heads of the Phil and Hist for 2024/25.

Both societies held their committee elections last Tuesday which saw Ramani and Francis elected Phil president and Hist auditor respectively.

Ramani is a third year PPES student and the Phil’s current treasurer, having been involved with the society since her first year of college.

Speaking to Trinity News, Ramani said she was “honoured” to have been elected to lead the society. 

“As the first woman of colour elected to the role, I am excited to be a part of a long and enduring legacy of vital discourse and debate while reforming and working towards creating a more diverse and inclusive institution that actively combats systemic issues.”

She added: “The 340th session is filled with passionate, capable individuals whom I am honoured and excited to work alongside and I look forward to a year full of thrilling debates, exciting guests, and fun and thought provoking events”.

Francis has previously served as an ordinary committee member and Record Secretary for the Hist and joined the society during his second year.

In a statement to Trinity News Francis said he is “so excited to have been elected Auditor of the Hist for the 255th session”.

“I’m really looking forward to next year and we have a fantastic committee.”

“I got involved in the Hist because the people involved at the time were welcoming and encouraging.”

Francis said that while the has given him so many opportunities, “I know that we can seem inaccessible and scary for new people, so my goal for the year is to make the Hist a space for even more people to get involved and to give them the chance to get from the Hist what I’ve gotten, and more.” 

The Hist was officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest student society last September of 2023. 

Aoibhinn Clancy

Aoibhínn Clancy is the Deputy News Editor of Trinity News and is currently in her Junior Sophister Year studying History and Political Science.