Taxation reform and government corruption among main topics discussed at Hist Party Debate

The debate was panelled by five representatives out of the 16 parties running in General Election 2016

NEWSTaxation reform, economic policy and government corruption were the primary topics of discussion at the Historical Society’s Party Debate on Wednesday evening, with five representatives out of the sixteen parties running in this year’s general election on the panel; Minister …


College Historical Society and the Student Economic Review host Angus Deaton

The Nobel Prize winning economist said that rising inequality is contributing to an increase in American mortality rates

NEWS2015 Nobel prize winning economist Angus Deaton spoke to Trinity students today in an event jointly organised by The Hist and The Student Economic Review where he claimed that the mortality rate of lower class white Americans has increased.



Hist bare all with opening debate of the year

Hist welcome popular Irish comedian Katherine Lynch for ‘Free the Nipple’ debate

The Hist’s first debate of the year took place on Wednesday the 23rd of September on the motion “This House Would Free the Nipple”. The debate featured an all-female speaker line up of students and guests, including the comedian Katherine …


The Hist auditor who sparked an uprising

Theobald Wolfe Tone and the rebellion of 1798 have more than a few Trinity connections. With his 252nd birthday passing last Saturday, Liam Cowley explores the life of the enigmatic leader.


We have come to the holiest place in Ireland; holier to us even than the place where Patrick sleeps in Down. Patrick brought us life, but this man died for us.’ These are the words with which Patrick Pearse


Auditor of the Hist distances himself from anonymous statement

The auditor of the College Historical Society (Hist) has distanced himself from comments made by a disgruntled committee member.


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  • Committee member criticises publication of grievances
  • Female members say debating is a “boys’ club”

The auditor of the College Historical Society (Hist) has distanced  the society from comments made by a committee member unhappy with the …


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Ryan Connolly

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What other institutions on campus could possibly be more representative of Trinity than its two resident debating societies? They are centuries old, both have played host to such historical figures as Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Bram …