Maidens Workshop 2: Case formation
Sep
20
2:00 PM14:00

Maidens Workshop 2: Case formation

Maidens, our annual competition for people who haven't debated in college before, is kicking off next week. We're running another workshop next Friday to answer any questions you have about the rounds you attended, and teach you some more about how to build and deepen a debating case.

Sophie Furlong Tighe and Caoimhinn Hamill will be running the workshop! Sophie Furlong Tighe is a European Championships breaking judge, and the convenor of maidens.

Caoimhinn Hamill is the Hist debates convenor! He's spoken in loads of debating finals, and spoke in the European Championships this year. He's a fountain of debating knowledge!

Pop down to the Hist RecRoom (2nd floor of the graduates memorial building, through the doors and to the right), as both have loads of wisdom to share with you !!

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This House Believes that Any Solution to Climate Change Must be Socialist
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

This House Believes that Any Solution to Climate Change Must be Socialist

Raging fires in the Amazon rainforest – known as “the lungs of the planet” – have sparked global concerns.

Brazilian federal experts reported a record number of wildfires across the country this year, up 84 per cent over the same period in 2018. But why has this happened and how do we solve the underlying issues?

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Paint the Town Pink with The Hist
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Paint the Town Pink with The Hist

Q Soc is proud to be collaborating with The Hist to Paint the Town Pink as we take you on a night tour of Dublin's queer social scene!

Join us in the Hist Conversation Room of the Graduates Memorial Room (GMB) near The Buttery at 6.30pm on Thursday for a quick get-together before we lead everyone to Pantibar.

We know all you baby gays are excited to get messy as we bop from Pantibar to Street 66 and end up at The George, but keep in mind that we're only through with the first week and you have the rest of college ahead of you!

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Angel of History Night w/ The Hist
Sep
4
9:00 PM21:00

Angel of History Night w/ The Hist

"There is a painting by Klee called Angelus Novus. An angel is depicted there who looks as though he were about to distance himself from something which he is staring at. His eyes are opened wide, his mouth stands open and his wings are outstretched. The Angel of History must look just so. His face is turned towards the past. Where we see the appearance of a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe, which unceasingly piles rubble on top of rubble and hurls it before his feet."

LETS ALL GO TO WORKMANS

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This House Believes That Big Brother is Watching Us
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

This House Believes That Big Brother is Watching Us

We used to be free. Now, in a world of big data, surveillance capitalism, corporate propaganda and endlessly evolving technology, it can start to feel like we sacrificed our privacy for progress. Are we truly free, or have we handed control of our lives to a global elite who seek only to maximise profits? Has the preserve of science fiction become reality, or have we exaggerated the dystopian aspects of our modern world? Was George Orwell right? Is Big Brother really watching us?

Join the Hist as we delve into this very question for our annual Fresher’s week debate. See some of our very best speakers avoid being sent to Room 101, as they keep the Thought Police at bay with the power of discourse! (I’ll stop with the 1984 puns now)

7.30 PM. The GMB. Be there. Big Brother will know.

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Tote Bag Designing
Sep
4
4:00 PM16:00

Tote Bag Designing

Are you a bit stressed? Tired of all the bustle? Sick of trying to remember everyone’s name and where to find the luas? Well we are offering a creative break from the craziness of front square just a few steps away in the GMB.
come and grab a free tote bag from the pile, pull up a chair and let the fabric paint do the talking! Want a bag that announces you go to #trinity? Or a tote that flys your pride flag high for all to see? (including that cute girl in the glasses in your orientation group) come and get creative!

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Quiz Night
Sep
3
8:00 PM20:00

Quiz Night

Roll up, roll up, it’s Tuesday night chicks! And boy do we have the perfect event for you. Flex your renown trinity intellect in front of your new uni ‘squeeze’ at our quool quiz with Cumann Gaelach and Quizsoc! A cute & competitive way to get to know all the other Credit Union Quiz hacks on campus and relive the glory days when you got primary school rep for knowing the longest river in the world (its the NILE kids. Google sure does know some stuff hehe). What better way to put all that notoriously useless leaving cert general knowledge to use? Afters at Conradh - be there or be quadrilateral. xo

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 Puppy Room
Sep
3
12:00 PM12:00

Puppy Room

Hey do you like puppies? (I mean clearly you do you’re not a monster) If you want to PET some puppies come on by the GMB to get your hands on those lil guys and show them some love!
The dogs in question are wonderful four legged volunteers from Peata pet therapy. Rest assured these dogs are well trained and are primed and ready to be adored by you! Don’t let them down! Come and answer the question they’ve been asking themselves all their lives: Who IS a good boy?!

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Hist 250 Birthday Party
Sep
2
7:00 PM19:00

Hist 250 Birthday Party

It’s our birthday! Grab your party hats and rock on down to the GMB! We are celebrating 250 years of the Hist with our pals Polsoc and VDP, bringing you tonnes of cake, sweet treats, and two (and a half) free drinks. With the ground floor ready for dancing and a first floor absolutely FULL of pinatas, party treats and drinks. Don’t forget your party bags x

For our birthday present, all we as is for a suggested donation of €2.50 to our friends at VDP in exchange for some party treats, games and drinks. We will have collection buckets scattered around the building -so give what you can! We are the official Ents predrinks for Monday so start your night off the right way xx

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This House Believes You Learn More from Society than Lectures
Sep
2
4:00 PM16:00

This House Believes You Learn More from Society than Lectures

Experience your FIRST Hist debate at this stellar event where you can watch students and lecturers consider the motion: This house believes you learn more from societies than lectures (Ooh spicy!). This is your chance to get acquainted with all the best and coolest university lecturers and decide whether you’re going to prioritize that Thursday 9am or your weekly Wednesday night Hist debate & reception...
Come along for the fun times driven by oratory (the only way we know how) to the fancy debate chamber in the GMB at 4pm on Monday the 2nd!

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The Hist Presents: A Talk with George R. R. Martin
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Hist Presents: A Talk with George R. R. Martin

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George R. R. Martin will be presented with the Burke Medal by the Hist on August 27th.

On Tuesday, August 27th, the Hist is delighted to welcome world-renowned author George R.R. Martin, to speak to the Society and receive the prestigious Burke Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Discourse through the Arts. The event will take the format of a presentation and speech, followed by a Q&A

Questions for the Q&A can be submitted in this form: https://forms.gle/xvVNf1rJFawbcTrx9.

Martin is best known for writing the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series which has sold over 90 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 47 languages. The fourth and fifth volumes reached the top of The New York Times Best Seller lists upon their releases and serve as the source material for the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones”. In 2011, Martin, was named as one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People.

As a celebrated author, George R.R. Martin’s exploration of difficult themes has inspired countless people worldwide to examine, more-closely, the fabric of our society. Through his work, the reader has encountered new concepts, ideas, and emotions. This is precisely the contribution to public discourse that the Burke Medal aims to recognise.

Admission to the event is on a first-come first-served basis and we recommend arriving early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you there!

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College Historical Society events are free and open to members only. Please bring your Hist card as proof of membership. If you’re not already a member, you will be able to join at the door. Membership is €6 and lasts for four years. To be a member of the Hist, you must be a staff or student of Trinity College Dublin and a valid Trinity ID must be shown when signing up. For incoming first-year students, an email with proof of acceptance will suffice.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know at auditor@thehist.com so we can accommodate these at the event.

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