Rory Stewart weaves a message of sincere optimism in a bleak political world

Former Conservative minister brings charm and practical idealism to the Hist on a snowy March day

Arriving 35 minutes late to a packed GMB to a warm round of applause, former Conservative minister and current popular podcaster Rory Stewart was quick to apologise for his tardiness. The College Historical Society (the Hist) auditor Áine Kennedy bestowed


Financial support for PhD students in Ireland is an afterthought to the government at best

The lack of funding faced by PhD researchers is a refusal to fund the future of third-level education in Ireland

Lack of funding for PhD degrees is plaguing aspiring academics. Unfortunately, many who hope to one day teach or research at third-level institutions in Ireland are forced to reckon with grim practicality a financial hellscape that will persist during