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University Philosophical Society

University Philosophical Society

Crest of the University Philosophical Society

Founded 1683
Reformation 1842

Senior Patron: Provost of Trinity College, Dublin

Dr. Patrick Prendergast

Officers of the University Philosophical Society, 331st Session

Hon. President Ludivine Rebet
Hon. Secretary Matthew Nuding
Hon. Treasurer Stepan Lavrouk
Hon. Registrar Cian Henry
Hon. Debates Convenor Conan Quinn
Hon. Librarian Huda Awan
Hon. Steward Eimear Gorey
Hon. School Convenor Rachael O’Byrne, Sch.
Vice-President Manus Dennison



Society Colours

Graduates Memorial Building

Trinity College, Dublin

The University Philosophical Society, commonly known as The Phil, is a student paper-reading and debating society in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 1683,[1] it is the oldest student, collegial and paper-reading society in the world.[1]

The society is based within the Graduates Memorial Building of Trinity College. Throughout its long history it has welcomed many prominent guests and some of its most notable members include Ernest Walton, John Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde.


  • Society 1
    • Membership 1.1
  • History 2
    • Foundation in the 17th century 2.1
    • Reformation in the 19th century 2.2
    • 20th Century 2.3
    • Dublin University Elizabethan Society 2.4
      • Inclusion of Women 2.4.1
    • 21st Century 2.5
    • Notable events 2.6
  • Governance 3
    • Members of Council, 331st Session 3.1
  • The Bram Stoker Club 4
    • Subcommittee members 4.1
  • Competitive debating 5
    • External Debating Competitions 5.1
    • Internal Debating Competitions 5.2
    • Trinity Inter-varsity 5.3
  • Phil Speaks 6
  • Awards 7
    • Central Societies Committee of Trinity College, Dublin 7.1
    • Board of Irish College Societies 7.2
  • Honorary patrons 8
    • Academia 8.1
    • Arts 8.2
    • Broadcasting and Journalism 8.3
    • Business 8.4
    • Law 8.5
    • Literature 8.6
    • Politics and Government 8.7
    • Sports 8.8
    • Other 8.9
  • Controversies 9
  • Notable members 10
    • Academia 10.1
    • Arts 10.2
    • Broadcasting and Journalism 10.3
    • Law 10.4
    • Literature 10.5
    • Nobility 10.6
    • Politics and Government 10.7
    • Religion 10.8
  • References 11
  • External links 12


The Phil's members meet every Thursday during term to discuss a paper, debate a motion or hear an address. Traditionally a paper-reading society, meetings sometimes continue the format of responses to a paper rather than debate on a motion.

Its rooms are within the Graduates' Memorial Building (GMB) of Trinity College, which it has shared with the College Historical Society (the Hist) since the building's construction in 1902, where it provides facilities for its members such as a games and a conversation room. The Phil shares the use of its Bram Stoker Room with the College Theological Society (the Theo). It holds most of its meetings in the GMB's Debating Chamber with meetings having an expected audience of above two hundred being held in the larger lecture theatres of the college.

The society also hosts numerous social events, internal competitions, sporting events, blood drives and the occasional concert. It endeavours each year in providing debating workshops, developmental competitions for members and school children. Furthermore, it has a strong history in intervarsity debating competitions, at both an international and national level.

The society publishes The Philander as an annual Freshers' guide to the society.


Membership of the society is open to each Undergraduate, Postgraduate student and staff member of Trinity College. It is unique among the societies within the college, as it is the only such society to offer four year membership. This means that should a person join in their Junior Freshman year they would still be a member for their entire time of study at the college.


William Molyneux, founding member

The history of the University Philosophical Society spans over three centuries, several guises, identifies and name changes.[1]

Foundation in the 17th century

In 1683, natural philosopher and political writer Royal Society in London (with which it maintained cultural ties) as well as the Philosophical Society at the University of Oxford. The society was traditionally a paper reading society; however it also included many demonstrations of the latest science and mathematical endeavour of that era. The first meeting on 15 October 1683 was in the Provost's lodgings at Trinity College, Dublin, a location where members continued to meet.

Sometime after December 1683, Provost Robert Huntington became the society's first Senior Patron, promising protection and assistance, a role the Provost of Trinity College still holds. While at the time no particular precedent existed for Trinity College to recognise it, it can be considered the college's first such society.

On 1 November 1684 William Petty was elected as the first President of the society, and William Molyneux elected as its first Secretary. The current numbering takes this as the first session of the University Philosophical Society.

Reformation in the 19th century

Oscar Wilde, member of the society in the 19th century

In November 1842,[2] to mark the original session date the Dublin Philosophical Society was fully reformed under its original name, traditionally meeting on Mondays, to cater for those Trinity College students too young to join other societies in Dublin.

At the time, undergraduates were not allowed to join most College societies, such as the College Historical Society. It then became the Dublin University Philosophical Society in February 1843[1][2] when it was recognized by the college, with then Provost Franc Sadleir reassuming the traditional role of Senior Patron.

During this time the society had its rooms in No.4 (now House 4) in Parliament Square[3] with larger meetings taking place within the Examination Hall.

In 1860, the Dublin University Philosophical Society changed its name to the University Philosophical Society. This makes the Phil the oldest, student, paper-reading, and collegial society in the world,[1] as well as currently being the largest such society in Ireland.

20th Century

The society suffered greatly, with the rest of Trinity College during the First World War. Ireland was still part of the British Empire during the outbreak of the war and so many Irish enlisted. Interestingly however there was a diverse mixture between members who predominantly described as being part of the Protestant Ascendancy and those who believed more in Irish republicanism.

The 1937 Reading Room, Memorial to members of the college who died during the First World War

The meetings and overall strength of the society was massively diminished during the period, with there being no Inaugural Meeting from 1913 until 1919 after the end of the war.

From 1913 (229th Session) to 1916 (231st Session) ten officers of the society resigned their positions to enlist. Minutes from the time mention that many more members of the society would go on to enlist, however their names went unrecorded.

In 1919 the names of eight past officers and members of council of the society who had been killed during the war was read aloud at the Opening Meeting.

  • James Austin, President 1913-1914 (229th Session).
  • AEL West, President 1915-1916 (231st Session).
  • Reverend Everard Digges La Touche, Seceratary 1907-1908 (223rd Session).
  • JHF Leland, Treasurer 1909-1910 (225th Session).
  • Walter Osborne Varian, Treasurer 1915-1916 (231st Session).
  • JS West, Registrar 1914-1915 (230th Session).
  • Francis George McGibney, Member of Council 1912-1913 (228th Session).
  • William Kee, Member of Council 1914-1915 (230th Session).

The Irish War of Independence began shortly after the beginning of 1919, public and political will to remember those lost during the war was weak. This meant that the names of many more members of the society who were also killed during the First World War went unrecorded by the society.

The Second World War, had a lesser effect on the society, though one notable President of the early 1940s was lawyer, Nigerian independence activist and Supreme Court Chief Justice Udo Udoma.

Dublin University Elizabethan Society

Crest of the Dublin University Elizabethan Society

The first female students were admitted to the college in 1904, however they were unable to join any of the student societies that existed at the time. In response to this the Dublin University Elizabethan Society (more commonly known as The Eliz) was founded in 1905.[4] The society was a female-only debating society, having sent teams to the Irish Times National Debating Championship from relatively early in the competitions history. It also hosted many debates, paper discussions, group discussions and the Eliz Garden Party (within Fellow's Square) which was considered one of the social highlights of Trinity term in the college. Each year the society welcomed esteemed guests to speak on topics regarding the history, the societal limitations of women and feminism. These included such guests as Ninette de Valois, dancer and founder of The Royal Ballet, who visited in late 1964 to celebrate the society's 60th year.[5]

The society had its rooms in No.6 (now House 6) in Parliament Square, housing many amenities for female students within the college, including one of only a handful of female toilets on the campus.

From the mid-1960s there had been great debate within both the University Philosophical Society and the Dublin University Elizabethan Society regarding a merger of both societies into one. There was strong individual opposition within both societies however, with the resignation of then President of the Phil Gordon Ledbetter over the proposal in 1967[6] and a vote in 1968[7] by the Eliz rejected the merger. However, in 1981 the Dublin University Elizabethan Society merged with the University Philosophical Society, which vastly increased female membership and increased debating within the society.

Today as a symbolic gesture, the highest ranking female officer of the Phil is accorded the honorary title of President of the Elizabethan Society.

Current President of the Elizabethan Society

Office Name
Hon. President Ludivine Rebet

Inclusion of Women

In February 1954[8] the society voted to allow women to attend its meetings (which included paper-reading and debates). A year later the society allowed women full membership, however this decision was vetoed and then overruled by the Board of the college.[9]

In 1965 Joanna Walmsley presented the first paper by a woman to the society entitled "Tolstoy - Realist or Moralist?"[10] to the society, with women only being allowed to reply to papers from 1963.

The society voted to admit women to full membership in late Michaelmas term of 1967 (23 November).[11] Full membership allowed women to attend meetings and the full use of the society's Conversation Room. This had come after some quite heated debate within the society and with college authorities. On 30 November 1967 Elizabeth Hall became the first female member of the society. This meant women were allowed to attend meetings fifteen years before and full membership almost two years before the Hist did the same.

21st Century

Today the University Philosophical Society is the largest student society within the college and Ireland. Its meetings include weekly paper readings and debates. Additionally it invites many internationally esteemed guests each year, regularly interviews with public figures, which have included Al Pacino, Desmond Tutu, Angela Merkel and Stephen Fry.

Notable events

Among the notable events held was the demonstration of an early telephone by Stephen Yeates in 1865.


The Phil is governed by a Council elected by the members of the society each year. There are eight officers: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Debates Convenor, Librarian, Steward, and Schools Convenor. All officers are directly elected. In addition to the officers are a fourteen Members of Council.The Members of Council serve as deputies to the officers, aid in the execution of their responsibilities and any other such work necessary for the efficient running of the society. Six are directly elected each year. One of these six is then selected by the Council to serve as Vice President of the society. The Senior Member of Council is also elected in the same manner as the officers of the society and is delegated the responsibility of co-ordinating the other Members of Council. The newly elected Council may then add up to seven further Members of Council via co-option.

Members of Council, 331st Session

Position Name
Senior Member of Council Eoin O’Gorman
Pro-Secretary Tom Cantillon, Izzy Sweeney
Pro-Treasurer James Ware
Pro-Debates Convenor Niamh Egleston, Michaela Kalcher, Chris Costigan
Pro Librarian Conn McCarrick, Kate Haley
Pro-Steward Sheila Naughton, Claire O’Nuallain
Pro-Schools Convenor Jenny Ryder, Doireann O’Brien

The Bram Stoker Club

Bram Stoker, former President of the Society, who presented "Sensationalism in Fiction and Society" as his first paper

In addition to its usual events, the society added a sub-group, the Bram Stoker Club (more commonly known as Bram), to its organization in 2011. Named after one of the Phil's most illustrious presidents (Bram Stoker), the club holds weekly afternoon paper-readings on a range of topics. These paper-readings have served to carry on the long tradition of the society, which had fallen slightly out of fashion in recent years.

In January 2013, the Club was incorporated into the official laws of the University Philosophical Society by majority vote. This was then officially recognised by the Dublin University Central Societies Committee in March of the same year.

It had its first foray outside of College in 2013, entering the winning team of John Engle and Liam Brophy in that years Irish Times National Debating Championship.[12]

During the 4th Session, the club welcomed three living descendants of its namesake Bram Stoker. Noel Dobbs, Robin MacCaw and Dacre Stoker met with members of the club and society at large. Each presented papers on the history of Bram Stoker and legacy of Dracula within their family. Also in attendance was distant relative and Senator David Norris. Finally the Stoker family presented the club with portrait of Bram Stoker by Dublin artist Damian Byrne, and a plaque specifying the connection between the society and their ancestor.

Subcommittee members

Year Session Chair Subcommittee Members
2010-2011 1st -- Clíodhna Ní Ghuidhir and John Engle
2011-2012 2nd -- Leah Morgan, Brian Higgins, Sch. and Jamie Donnelly
2012-2013 3rd Sarah Grace Gavin Tucker, Sch., Fionn McGorry and Keith Murphy
2013-2014 4th Fionn McGorry Cormac Henehan, and Turlough Heffernan, Sch.
2014-2015 5th Liam Hunt Huda Awan, and Patrick Lavelle, Sch.
2015-2016 5th Conor Scully Sophie Donnelly, and Matthew Collins

Competitive debating

The society endeavors each year to enable its membership to engage in competitive debating both externally and internally to the college. This includes holding workshops, regular weekly competitive debates, as well as traveling to other colleges throughout Ireland and abroad to compete in similar competitions.

External Debating Competitions

The society has a strong presence and list of accomplishment on the competitive debating circuit. Having first won the Irish Times National Debating Championship in 1961 the society has gone on to win and place in several other well known debating competitions. These include the John Smith Memorial Mace, World Universities Debating Championship, Irish National Law Debates, Cork IV and the UCD Vice Presidents' Cup IV.

External Debating Competition Success

Year Competition Speakers Result
2015 Irish Mace Liam Hunt & Gavin Tucker Win
2015 Irish Mace Matthew Collins & Chris Costigan Finalists
2015 Irish Mace (Novice) Izzy Sweeney & Aisling Foster Finalists
2015 National Maidens' Debating Competition Matthew Collins Win
2015 Irish Times National Debating Championship Hugh Guidera & Rónán O'Connor Win
2015 World Universities Debating Championship Hugh Guidera & Michael Barton Semi-finalists
2014 Oxford Inter-varsity Hugh Guidera & Michael Barton Finalists
2014 SOAS Inter-varsity Michael Barton Best Speaker
2014 SOAS Inter-varsity Hugh Guidera & Michael Barton Win
2014 Irish Mace Rosalind Ní Shúilleabháin & Adam Noonan Win
2014 Irish National Law Debates Hugh Guidera & Michael Barton Win
2014 John Smith Memorial Mace Rosalind Ní Shúilleabháin & Adam Noonan Finalists
2013 World Universities Debating Championship John Calvin Engle III & Adam Noonan Elimination Round
2013 Irish Times National Debating Championship John Calvin Engle III & Liam Brophy (Bram Stoker Club) Finalists
2013 Irish Times National Debating Championship Eoin O'Liathain & Brian O'Beirne 2nd
2013 Irish National Law Debates John Calvin Engle III & Glen Rogers Finalists
2013 UCD Vice Presidents' Cup IV Hugh Guidera & Michael Barton Win
2013 Cork Inter-varsity Hugh Guidera & Liam Hunt Finalists
2013 SOAS Inter-varsity Michael Barton Best Speaker
2012 World Universities Debating Championship David Byrne & Ricky McCormack Elimination Round
2012 Oxford Inter-varsity John Calvin Engle III & Adam Noonan Finalists
2012 Cork Inter-varsity John Calvin Engle III & Adam Noonan Win
2011 Irish National Law Debates Rosalind Ní Shúilleabháin & John Calvin Engle III Win
2011 Irish Mace Ricky McCormack & Fiachra Fallon Verbruggen Finalists
2011 Cork Inter-varsity David Byrne & Ricky McCormack Finalists
2011 Cork Inter-varsity Rosalind Ní Shúilleabháin & Fletch Williams Finalists
2010 Irish National Law Debates Ruth Faller & Catherine Murphy Win
2010 UCD Vice Presidents Cup IV David Byrne & John Calvin Engle III Finalists
2010 Limerick Debate Open Jonathan Wyse and David Byrne Finalists
2009 World Universities Debating Championship Kiera Healy & Ruth Faller 9th
2008 UCD Vice Presidents Cup IV Brian O'Beirne Best Speaker
2007 UCD Vice Presidents Cup IV Brian O'Beirne Best Speaker
2000 John Smith Memorial Mace Bob Cuffe & Fergal Davis Win
1999 Irish Mace Niall Boland & Colm O'Mongain Win
1997 John Smith Memorial Mace Matthew Magee & Alex Massie Win
1986 Irish Times National Debating Championship Declan McCavana & David Keane Win
1982 Irish Times National Debating Championship Michael Byrne & Gerry Foley Win
1961 Irish Times National Debating Championship Hallam Johnston & Jack Daniels Win

Internal Debating Competitions

The society runs several internal debating competitions each year. These consist of:

  • The Eamon O'Coine Memorial Maiden Speaker's Competition (or "Maidens"); for first-time speakers in college.
  • The Margaret Thatcher Memorial Debating Competition (or "Maggies"); satirically named after former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher series of regular weekly debates.
  • The Elizabethan Society Memorial Pro-Am Competition (or "Lizzies"); a competition whereby experienced debaters (Pros) are teamed with less experienced speakers (Ams).
  • The J.P Mahaffy Memorial (or "Mahaffy's"); named after former President of the society John Pentland Mahaffy internal debating competition for Junior Freshman ("fresher") teams of two.

Eamon O'Coine Memorial Maiden Speaker's Competition Champions

Session Champion
330th Christopher Costigan
329th Ajay Balachandran
328th Hugh Guidera
327th Michael Coleman
326th Rosalind ní Shúilleabháin
325th Ricky McCormack
324th Eoin O'Liatháin

Margaret Thatcher Memorial Competition Champions

Session Champion
330th Cormac Henehan
329th Sarah Upton
328th Jamie Donnelly
327th Orfhlaith Sheehy
326th Adam Noonan
325th Aengus O Corrain
324th Harry McEvansoneya

Elizabethan Society Memorial Pro-Am Competition Champions

Session Champions
330th Clare Ní Cheallaigh & Aaron Downey
329th Eimear Gorey & Jamie Donnelly
328th Lorcan Clarke & Jamie Buckley
327th Orlfhaith Sheehy & Charlie Ward
326th Rosalind Ni Shuilleabhain & Lydia Rahill

J.P Mahaffy Memorial Champions

Session Champions
330th Sarah Jennings & Sam Browne

Trinity Inter-varsity

Each year, normally in January the society jointly, with the Hist hosts the Claire Stewart Trinity IV each year, comprising the Kingsmill-Moore Invitational and the Dean Swift Intervarsity.

Phil Speaks

Phil Speaks Logo

The Phil Speaks Debating and Public Speaking Initiative, more commonly known as Phil Speaks is a campaign aimed at promoting, as well as developing skills in public speaking and oratory. Formed by the society in 2004 the initiative combines in-school oratory workshops, with Pro–Am (Professional-Amateur) learning competitions to encourage these skills in students of all secondary schools throughout Ireland.

At the end of the contest, the society hosts the Phil Speaks Competitive Weekend modelled on the format of a University Intervarsity Competition held within the Graduates Memorial Building, with the grand final taking place in the Debating Chamber.


Annually, the society internally awards the author of the best paper and the best chamber speaker from its membership, medals of oratory and composition.

The society also awards the Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage and the Bram Stoker Medal to various esteemed guests each year.

Central Societies Committee of Trinity College, Dublin

The society has a strong record of being the recipient of several awards by the internal Central Societies Committee of Trinity College.

In recent years these include:

Year Award
2015 Best Large Society.
2013 Individual of the Year, awarded to President Lorcan Clarke (328th Session).
2013 Best Online Web Presence.
2012 Best Large Society.
2011 Individual of the Year, awarded to President Declan Meehan (326th Session).
2010 Best Event, for the Oscar Wilde Festival (jointly awarded to DU Players).

Board of Irish College Societies

The Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) is a national organisation, constituted in 1995, dedicated to providing a national forum for the societies in Ireland's Universities, Colleges and Institutes of Education. The Board is responsible for the promotion of interest in the activities of Irish college societies and of contact and co-operation between them.

The University Philosophical Society has formidable history of achievement:

Year Award
2013 Best individual (Large Society), awarded to 328th Session President Lorcan Clarke.
2009 Best Event (Large Society), awarded for The Trials of Oscar Wilde.

Honorary patrons

Through its years in college, the Society has recorded the presence of many notable guests, the most distinguished of whom are named honorary patrons of the society. Included amongst these are multiple Nobel Prize laureates, both before and after their receipt of the Prize, such as William Butler Yeats, Heads of State and of Government, notable actors and musicians, as well as well-known intellectuals. Guests have also included all Taoisigh since Charles Haughey.

John Mearsheimer, awarded the Honorary Patronage in 2012.


  • Niall Ferguson, British Historian, Harvard professor.
  • Joseph Nye, international relations theorist, former Dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
  • George Ritzer, sociologist, Professor at the University of Maryland.
  • Edward Saïd, Palestinian-American literary theorist, former University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
  • A.C. Grayling, British philosopher. founder and first Master of New College of the Humanities, London.
  • John Mearsheimer, international relations theorist, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago.
  • Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Economics at Duke University.
  • Edmund Phelps, Economist, Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University, Nobel Laureate.
  • Richard Dawkins, Ethologist, Evolutionary Biologist, Author. (Inaugural Meeting Speaker, 328th Session).
  • Arthur T. Benjamin, American mathematician, Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College.
Jane Goodall, awarded the Honorary Patronage in 2013
  • Brian Greene, American theoretical physicist, Professor at Columbia University.
  • Daniel Gilbert, social psychologist and Professor at Harvard University.
  • Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and a professor at Columbia University.
  • Jane Goodall, primatologist and environmental activist.
  • Steven Pinker, psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist and science author.
  • Paul Krugman, American economist and Professor at Princeton University.
  • Robert Engle, American economist and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, 2003.
  • Eric Maskin, American economist and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, 2007.


Helen Mirren, awarded the Honorary Patronage in 2007
Amy Poehler, awarded the Honorary Patronage in 2015
Stephen Fry, awarded the Honorary Patronage in 2010
Angela Merkel, Inaugural Meeting speaker, 329th Session

Broadcasting and Journalism

Ira Glass, awarded the Honorary Patronage in 2013.
William Butler Yeats, Honorary Patron of the society


Alex Ferguson Honorary Patron of the society



Politics and Government

Desmond Tutu, awarded the Honorary Patronage in 2006
Nancy Pelosi awarded the Honorary Patronage in 2011


  • Alex Ferguson, former manager of Manchester United football club.
  • Eddie Jordan, founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix.
  • Rafael Benítez,[13] manager of Liverpool football club for their Champions League win in 2005.
  • Pádraig Harrington, Irish professional golfer.
  • Dana White, American businessman, entrepreneur, and President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
  • Steve Redgrave, British rower and five time consecutive Olympic Games gold medal winner.



Many guests which the Phil has invited over the years have courted controversy. Contributors to its debates included Oswald Mosley during his residence in Ireland. In 1988, the Society invited then–Holocaust denier David Irving to speak. A large protest by students, staff, Jewish groups, socialists, and anti-Nazi activists resulted in the meeting being relocated to a hotel conference room and held in the small hours of the morning. The traditional vote of thanks to Mr Irving for his paper was defeated, which is rare in the society's history.

Irving was a highly controversial guest speaker who caused protests during his visit.

The address of Austrian politician Jörg Haider to the society in late 2002 led to a protest by self-described anti-fascist activists, which continued through the debate, with noise being made outside the chamber and interjections in the society's proceedings within. An invitation to British National Party (BNP) official Tony Wentworth was revoked after threats of physical action by leftist groups.

Another guest to generate controversy was Islamist Anjem Choudary, who hailed the 9/11 terrorists as martyrs. Former Taoiseach John Bruton threatened to withdraw from a Phil debate later that year over this invitation, which was not withdrawn. Mr Bruton is now an Honorary Patron of the Society, and Anjem Choudary has been invited to speak at the Phil's lectern several times.

In 2011, the Phil encountered controversy when it invited BNP leader Nick Griffin to speak at a Thursday night debate on immigration. After raging protests, talks with college officials and physical threats made to the members and council the invitation was reluctantly withdrawn by the President of the 327th session, Eoin O'Liathain. In a press statement the Phil said that "it is unfortunate that circumstances have arisen under which the planned debate can no longer go ahead without compromising the safety of staff and students".[14] Despite these challenges the session would go on to be voted Best Society in Trinity College that year.

Notable members

Samuel Beckett, former member of the society



Broadcasting and Journalism




Politics and Government



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Keenan & O’Hare (2010). Universities, Societies & Clubs. Culture, Extracurricular Activities & Career Progression: Trinity College Dublin, Four Case Studies. Dublin: Trinity Long Room Hub. pp. 14–15.  
  2. ^ a b Thom's Directory of Ireland. Dublin: Alexander Thom. 1850. p. 281. 
  3. ^ Bailey, Kenneth Claude (May 1948). "A History of Trinity College, Dublin, 1892-1945". Hermathena 71: 155. 
  4. ^ "Eliz. Jubilee". Trinity News. 26 November 1964. 
  5. ^ "Men - no instinctive profession- de Valois". Trinity News. 20 February 1964. 
  6. ^ "Phiz Explodes in Bitterness". Trinity News. 13 April 1967. 
  7. ^ Trinity News. 1 February 1968. 
  8. ^ Trinity News. 25 February 1954. 
  9. ^ Trinity News. 3 February 1955. 
  10. ^ "Jo Walmsley at the Phil". Trinity News. 18 February 1965. 
  11. ^ Trinity News. 18 January 1968. 
  12. ^ Moriarty, Gerry (February 23, 2013). "TCD Bram Stoker Club wins 'Irish Times' Debate in Queen's". The Irish Times. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  13. ^ University Philosophical Society. "Phil website". Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  14. ^
  15. ^ Borello, Alfred. Gabriel Fielding. Twayne Publishers. p. 92.  

External links

  • Assorted records of the Society
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