History

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It all started when…

The first meeting of the College Historical Society took place on Wednesday, 21 March 1770. The society took into its care the minute book of Burke's Club, founded 1747, from which the Hist has since drawn inspiration. It was a time of great change in Ireland and the Western world, at the height of the Enlightenment and before the American War of Independence and the French Revolution. From its inception it showed itself to be at the forefront of intellectual thought in Ireland, and many of its members later went into politics…

 

Hist Vice President and Professor of History at Trinity College, Patrick Geoghegan will be writing a new history of the society for its 250th anniversary in 2020. Information on its publication will be released here.

For a brief history of the society, follow the link below.