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Dissecting the dissertation process

SS English and History student Megan Thompson outlines some advice for incoming fourth year students considering a dissertation

With the time to choose your modules for next year fast approaching, most of those rising to their final year will have the choice to do a dissertation, and some of those  in lower years  may make choices which will

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A bookworm’s guide to Dublin’s literary havens

This week saw Lit Soc bring its members on a book crawl across the city, hand-picking the bookshops every avid reader in Trinity should visit.

trinity-lifeOn Wednesday February 15, the Literary Society gathered with members and book enthusiasts alike at the front of  House 6 to begin their tour of bookshops and literary hubs in Dublin.  In good spirit, we left campus for the first


Tapping into the Trinity Access Programme

In April 2016, the Trinity Access Programmes (TAP) organised a “privilege walk” to highlight the diversity within Trinity, and to raise awareness of who they are and what exactly they are trying to achieve. The primary aim of TAP is

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Lights, Camera, Trinity!

Deputy Life Editor Megan Thompson explores the history of Trinity’s relations with the film industry in light of the recent filming of Mel Gibson’s The Professor and the Madman on campus



“It seems that the benefits of Trinity’s internationally positive reputation are not confined to the field of academics”

Last month saw Trinity College buzzing with excitement as Mel Gibson began his three days of filming on campus for his upcoming


FRESH to the Cobblestones: DU General Science Society

Deputy Trinity Life editor Megan Thompson speaks to Conor Rossi, PRO of the newest society on campus, SciSoc

This year has seen the introduction of many new societies with one of those being the DU General Science Society.

Speaking about their formation, Public Relations Officer Conor Rossi explained that “most courses have their own society, English has the


Rainbow Week 2016 launched

Jessica McKeon: “This year we want the week to really be a celebration of being LGBTQ and all that our community has achieved”

NEWSRainbow Week was launched today, March 21, with a miniature Pride parade and reception in the Atrium with Colm O’Gorman and Averil Power in attendance. Rainbow Week, jointly organised by Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) and Q Soc, is …


Ice Cube and Kevin Hart speak to The Phil

“When you do a film like Straight Outta Compton, the awards come way before the award shows. The awards come from the people, the studio and everyone involved in making the film”

NEWSIce Cube, rapper, record producer, actor and filmmaker, and Kevin Hart, comedian and actor, were welcomed to the Graduates Memorial Building (GMB) by a cheering audience Friday. They were here at the invitation of the Phil, where they were awarded …


Trinity VDP launches biggest Christmas appeal yet

This year the society is reaching out to clubs, societies and class representatives for help

NEWSTrinity’s St Vincent de Paul society has launched its largest annual Christmas Appeal to date.

This year they are expanding the annual Christmas collection drive by seeking club and society involvement and calling on Trinity College Dublin’s Students’ Union (TCDSU) …


Trinity alumnus wins Nobel Prize

Professor Campbell and Professor Omura were awarded the prize for their work in the creation of Avermectin, a drug that combats infections caused by roundworm parasites

NEWSProfessor William C. Campbell, a former Trinity student from Co. Donegal, has been jointly awarded half the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with his colleague, Professor Satoshi Omura.

The announcement came this morning from the Nobel Assembly …