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Q Soc - Trinity LGBT

Q Soc is Ireland's oldest LGBT society and the largest of the LGBT student societies in Ireland. It traces its beginnings to the Sexual Liberation Movement, formed by a core group of courageous pioneers in 1973, amongst them a young lecturer from the English Department by the name of David Norris. In 1983 the Central Societies Committee granted formal recognition to the- then named - Dublin University Gay Society. For four decades we have provided a safe space, fun social outlet and engaging activism initiative for queer members of the College community and their supporters.


In light of the fact that Europe is a constantly changing entity, this society aims to generate interest in where Europe is going and why, and to provide a forum for all students and staff to engage in debate regarding European issues.

Knitting Society

The Knitting Society aims to promote, share and teach knitting and other yarn crafts.

Vincent de Paul

Vincent de Paul aims to promote charity by working through a person to person contact, encompassing every form of aid that alleviates suffering and promotes the dignity and integrity of humankind.


Trinity Greens is affiliated to the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas and is a member group of the Irish Young Greens, a national organisation representing campus groups and greens less than 26 years of age.

Philosophical Society (TCD Phil)

The University Philosophical Society, (aka The Phil), is Trinity College’s premier student society. Founded in the 17th century, initially as a paper-reading society for the “discourse of philosophy, mathematics, and other polite literature”, the society has since evolved to incorporate a wider range of activities in modern times.

Environment Society

The Trinity College Environment Society is TCD's student environmental group.


Trinity Investors is the society for any ambitious student. We offer unrivaled employment and networking opportunities with leading banking & finance firms such as IIFT, ICAP, and Goldman Sachs. Our famed guest speakers, recruitment drives and career workshops make us the premier society in Trinity. Join us this Freshers’ Week and give yourself the edge.

Werner Chemical Society

The Werner Chemical Society has been instrumental in encouraging and maintaining interest in the Chemical Sciences within College.

Gender Equality Society

The society aims to promote awareness of gender-related issues.

Modern Languages Society

The Modern Languages’ Society allows Trinity students to participate in language-oriented and foreign culture events, including weekly classes in various languages at several levels.

Meditation Society

The Meditation Society aims to assist with the emotional and spiritual development of College students and staff by teaching the ‘mindfulness’ of breathing’ and ‘cultivation of loving kindness’ meditation practices.

Indian Society

The society aims in charming its members by showcasing the culture of India. Hence events such as food nights, screening Bollywood movies, celebrating Indian festivals and many more will be organized.

History Society

DU History Society, currently in its 77th session, is a society run for the benefit of students interested in or studying history. DU History Society mixes academic lectures with social events, making it a friendly, engaging and informative society to be involved in.

Literary Society

The Literary Society brings together aspiring writers of all kinds and caters to all those interested in literature.

Computer Science

Internet (Netsoc)

Netsoc is Dublin University Internet Society, and is devoted to all things ‘internet’.

Architectural Society

TCD Architectural Society, or ArcSoc to be snazzy, is college's newly founded arena for all those interested in anything architectural, whether that means reading Vitruvius or sitting indoors with a cup of tea.

Visual Arts Society

The Visual Arts Society aims to broaden awareness of and participation in Ireland’s vibrant and dynamic visual arts scene.

Juggling Society

We promote the development of various juggling skills: facilitating everyone from complete beginners to experts, we run regular workshops in poi, ball and club juggling, diablo, staff and devil sticks, and occasional ones promoting such skills as unicycle riding.

Central Societies Committee

The Central Societies Committee (CSC) is the body responsible for student societies in Trinity College

Trinity F.M.

For six weeks each academic year, Trinity FM takes to the air on 92.1 FM showcasing the brightest and best of Trinity talent. Additionally TFM streams live online at every Monday to Thursday from 1800-00.00! ''

Chess Club

The Chess Club caters for all levels of players and those who want to learn more about the game.

Fianna Fáil (Wolfe Tone Cumann)

We are one of the most prominent political party societies on campus and engage in many activities across campus.

Politics Society

"Established in 1984, Trinity Politics Society aims to promote discussion of politics and current affairs among students in Trinity College Dublin.

Chapel Choir

The Chapel Choir aims to promote church music in its intended liturgical setting but it is not a religious grouping.

Sign Language Society

Founded in September 1999, the Dublin University Sign Language Society actively promotes deaf awareness and Irish Sign Language (ISL) in Trinity.

Classical Society

The College Classical Society is the place for all those interested in the classical worlds of Greece & Rome, whether that means reading Homer or watching 300.

Russian Society

Russian Society was founded to help people understand the aspects of culture and traditions of the country, to learn more about the people and the ways of Russia.

Fine Gael

Neuroscience Society

The society aims to bring students and staff who have an interest in neuroscience together through organising talks on the subject and events where members can meet and socialise.

International Student Society

The Society was founded in 1984 to promote communication between the Irish students of Trinity College and those coming from abroad.

Metaphysical Society

The Metaphysical Society (or Metafizz) is the "real philosophical society" of the College.

Pool Society

We're a group of fun loving guys and girls who share a common love of Pool. We run plenty of events throughout the year and our facebook page is your first place for updates.

Jazz Society

Fancy yourself as the next Miles Davis…?

Cancer Society

Trinity Cancer Society is a branch of the Irish Cancer Society.

Korean Society

The Korean Society intends to ride the hallyu wave and share a passion for Korean culture with all Trinity students.

Jewish Society

The Jewish society serves as the voice of the Jewish community at TCD and contributes to a greater understanding of Jewish life, tradition and culture on campus, including the contemporary situation.

Sinn Féin

The Uí Chadhain/ Tone Sinn Féin cumann, Trinity College is the Trinity College branch affiliated to Sinn Féin. We are an activist political party dedicated to ending partition and obtaining a thirty two county socialist republic.

Trinity TV

Trinity TV is the College’s online student-run television channel.

Chinese Society

The Chinese society host events that are designed to help Chinese students integrate with other students of other nationalities, and vice versa.


The aims of the society are to stimulate interest in Biochemistry, and related disciplines and also to promote closer contact and co-operation between all students and staff who share that interest.


Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

Physical Society

Physoc (physics society) is a society for those with a passion for physics.

Archaeological Society

DU Archaeological Society aims to provide the student body with up to date information on Archaeology in Ireland and further afield, including excavations, events and career opportunities.

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association was formed to contribute to the cultural enrichment of the diverse College communities.

Gamers Society

Trinity Gamers is dedicated to the enjoyment of all games, including board games, war games, role-playing games and card games.

Traditional Irish Music

This Society promotes Irish traditional music in the College.

Engineering Society

The Engineering Society was established to promote the Engineering profession in Trinity College. The 148th session of Dublin University Engineering Society is about to begin. We are very pleased to launch our brand new website.

Zoological Society

Now entering its 40th year, the Dublin University Zoological Society aims to promote interest and increase awareness in zoological matters amongst the staff and students of Trinity. This is achieved through a combination of talks, trips and many social events.

Biological Association

Biosoc (short for Dublin University Biological Association) is Trinity's medical society. Founded in 1874, we encourage interest in medicine and healthcare within College, and increase the interaction between students of medicine and other medical sciences and the wider community.

Japanese Society

The Japanese Society aims to provide the opportunity for TCD students to get to know more about the Japanese culture.

Trinity Global Development Society

Our aim is to provide interesting speakers, screenings and workshops in the hope of raising awareness of issues relating to international development and global justice.

College Historical Society (HIST)

'The Hist is the longest established student organisation in Trinity College Dublin and the oldest student society in the world. The Society first met on Wednesday, 21st of March 1770, thirteen students meeting in the Senior Common Room, and since then has seen great Irish figures such as Wolfe Tone, Robert Emmet, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Ernest Walton, Douglas Hyde and Mary Robinson become members.

Pirate Party

The DU Pirate Party is a society political in nature, driven by the belief that civil liberties and personal freedoms should take precedence over private and corporate interests.

Microbiological Society

Founded in 1976 to review conceptual and technological advances in diverse areas of microbiology, mycology, virology and biotechnology.

Horse Racing Society

Trinity College Horse Racing Society is one Trinity's newest and most exciting societies.

Trinity Arts Workshop

The aim of the society is to promote art and craftwork in TCD and to provide a workshop and facilities for its members.

Geographical Society

Throughout the year the Geographical Society holds several talks regarding contemporary and traditional issues in human and physical geography. We run social events such as the Christmas quiz and the Earth Ball, as well as exploring a part of the world on our yearly field trip.

Choral Society

Founded in 1837, The University of Dublin Choral Society (UDCS) is the oldest and largest choir in Trinity College.


The Trinity Labour Society is a branch of the Labour Party and aims to promote Socialism on campus. It enables students to become politically active in the furtherance of "Community", "Freedom", “Equality” and "Democracy".

Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)

Trinity's branch of the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) is dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of the law on society and campaigning for reform, as well as providing legal services to Trinity students.

French Society

Come join us, speak a bit of French and enjoy a taste of French culture!

Management Science Society DUMSS

This bright society plans events for its members such as guest speakers, race nights, karaoke nights, networking nights, "team-building" trips away, sports leagues, trading games and lots, lots more.

Student to Student Network (S2S)

The society runs the Peer Support and Peer Mentoring programmes for the student body.

Society for International Affairs (SoFIA)

The aim of the society is to promote the discussion of diplomacy and diplomatic affairs, to give visibility to current international affairs and provide a platform for discussion and networking, to acquaint students with the activities and mechanisms of embassies and foreign affairs departments and, guide students considering a diplomatic career.

Trinity Economic Forum (TEF)

TEF is Ireland’s first student-led economic forum.

Joly Geological Society

The Joly, the College’s geological society, aims to inspire and enlighten its members in the nature of Earth’s formation. Blending topical relaxed talks with field trips around Ireland, members gain insight into the workings of our dynamic planet.

Arabesque Society

The Arabesque Society provides a tolerant and harmonious alcohol-free environment that respects and incorporates, as a whole, the wishes of the individuals within it for the purposes of promoting and fostering Arab multinational unity, multicultural, and understanding the history and culture of the individual Arabic nations between students at Trinity College Dublin

Quiz Society


The Voluntary Tuition Programme is a partnership between Trinity students, parents and volunteers from the local communities of Pearse Street and Ringsend.

Yoga Society

Trinity Yoga Soc acts as an exciting source of fitness and relaxation providing students with a unique way of finding a balanced existence in today's world filled with deadlines and stress. 6 weekly classes are given by qualified yoga teachers at affordable prices, with a particular focus on Hatha yoga. Joining this society offers a great opportunity to get to know fellow students, encouraged by various social events organized throughout the year, such as our annual retreat. All levels are welcome.

Germanic Society

The Germanic Society aims to kindle and encourage a love of German culture, and the cultures of other German-speaking European countries, to run cultural events, and to provide a meeting space for Trinity staff and students from or interested in German-speaking Europe

Student Parents Society

A society for students and staff with or without children, who hope to provide a space for student parents to mingle and network and to make us and our families more visible and included in college life.

Singers Society

Trinity College Singers is a popular society around campus, with a reputation for producing high-quality choral music. It was nominated in the Best Small Society category in the 2012 Society of the Year Awards.

Genetical Society

The Genetical Society is for people interested in new and exciting developments in genetics that have either a scientific or social significance.

Laurentian Society

The Dublin University Laurentian society aims to provide a platform for the discussion of various different cultural, historical and societal issues from a Catholic perspective


The Suas Trinity Society gives you the chance to contribute directly to improving the lives of children in the developing world. With Suas, you can participate in our Dublin mentoring projects as well as the overseas volunteer programme in primary schools in Mombasa, Nairobi and Calcutta. You can organize or participate in our fundraising events, the proceeds of which go directly to specifically chosen projects.

Comedy Society

"Dublin University Comedy Society is the student run Comedy Society for Trinity College Dublin. The society's aim is to foster an appreciation for all things comic and it is the largest student comedy society in the country.

Entrepreneurial (TES)

Trinity Entrepreneurial Society is the primary business and careers focused society on campus.

Trinity Orchestra

The university's orchestra is Ireland’s only fully student run orchestra. We are a predominantly classical ensemble, bringing together some of the most talented young musicians in Ireland, all of whom are students or staff of the college. The orchestra displays a high standard of musicianship and has always been very ambitious in its musical undertakings.

Socialist Workers Student Society (SWSS)

SWSS is an anti-capitalist society that campaigns on political, environmental, social and student issues. SWSS works with other left-wing and environmentalist groups to achieve common goals in College and further afield.

DU Amnesty

Dublin University Amnesty International is Trinity's branch of the world's largest grassroots human rights organisation. Amnesty International campaigns for the release of prisoners of conscience and urges authorities to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Psychology Society

The aims of the Psychology Society are to promote the field of psychology within College and to demonstrate the subject’s importance and relevance to everyday life.

Science Fiction (Sci Fi)

Since our founding in 1983 we have held have held the following values close to our heart:

South East Asian Society

SEAS was set up as a platform for students from the South East Asian region to meet and at the same time promote South East Asian culture through hosting of various local festivals and other events.

Fashion Society

The recently formed fashion society hopes to provide an outlet for fashion minded ladies and gents throughout Trinity from front arch to the Hamilton.

Music Society

The aim of Music Society is to encourage as many genres of music as possible.

European Law Students Association (ELSA)

ELSA aims to establish lasting contacts amongst young lawyers and law students within ELSA Ireland through an educational and social association.

Botany Society

The Botany society aims to further interest in Botany and to promote Environmental awareness amongst the student population by organising lectures, talks, discussions, walks, film showings, field trips and other related events.


D.U. Players is Trinity’s Drama Society. They are responsible for around 40 student productions a year.

Alternative Music Society (DUAMS)

This is Trinity’s society for modern, alternative and rock music.

Mathematical Society

The Dublin University Mathematical Society runs weekly events for anyone with an interest in mathematics.


The Afro-Caribbean Society aims to promote diversity on campus and to facilitate a forum for education about African and Caribbean cultures. The society welcomes all nationalities.

Italian Society

The Society welcomes all TCD students and staff who share an interest in Italian culture.

Business and Economics Society (DUBES)

Dublin University Business and Economics Society ( DUBES)

Pharmaceutical Students Association (DUPSA)

The objectives of DUPSA are to promote awareness of the current pharmaceutical industry in Ireland and the changing legislation in the practice of pharmacy.

Christian Union

Trinity College Christian Union ( TCDCU) is a community of students who all share a belief in Jesus and take him to be their saviour and Lord

Caledonian Society

AIESEC Trinity

AIESEC Trinity is the society for any student that wants to gain employable skills and stand out from the crowd.

Theological Society (Theo)

Theo (College Theological Society), based in the GMB, is one of Trinity College's oldest societies. It regularly holds guest lectures and informal talks on a wide variety of topics, as well as social events, such as parties and film nights, providing a fun and relaxed environment for members to enjoy.

Photography (DUPA)

Established in 1948, the Photography Association offers members the opportunity to improve their photography skills, while providing a forum for exhibiting their work.

Digital Arts Society

Digital Arts is a diverse area which incorporates aspects of music, film, and the visual arts.

Hiking Society

Trinity Hiking is a new and fast growing society. We organise daytrips every Sunday to the Wicklow or Dublin mountains

Student Managed Fund (SMF)

Founded in 2010, Trinity Student Managed Fund is Europe’s first and only investment fund that is run entirely by students.

Trinity Arts Festival (TAF)

Trinity Arts Festival (TAF) is a celebration of the creative arts within the student community. The goal of the festival is to highlight and cultivate the creative dimension of the student community, drawing on the talent already existent within the arts-based student societies.

Scandinavian Society

Dublin University Scandinavian Society is the hub for Nordic students in Trinity.

Law Society

The Law Soc won Trinity’s Best Large Society 2013. The society is renowned on campus for their society balls and parties, including the campus favorites - Swing Ball, Law Ball and the infamous MasquaRave.

Cards & Bridge

"Trinity Cards Society aims to provide a friendly and competitive environment for playing all card games, including Texas Hold’em Poker and Bridge.

Dance Society

It takes two to tango, and that’s why we want YOU to join us at DU Dance this year for the dance of your life!

Food & Drink

The Society aims to foster knowledge and appreciation of all forms of food and to arrange classes, tastings, lectures etc. to this end.

DU Sociology Society

SocSoc is Trinity's one stop shop for all things Sociological


Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that envelopes a cultural blend of music, acrobatics and martial arts. The society provides regular capoeira classes on campus.

Cumann Gaelach

The aim of the Cumann Gaelach is to promote the Irish language and culture within the College. The aim of the Cumann Gaelach is to promote the Irish language and culture within the College, in order to allow students to maintain an interest and ability in the language after finishing their secondary education.

Mature Students Society

The Mature Students Society is open to all registered students and members of staff in Trinity College. Since its founding in 1982, the society has grown in both numbers and confidence.

Animation Society

The Animation Society Trinity College Dublin, aims to expose its members to a variety of animation techniques.

Film Society

The DU Film Society is the place to go for all things film in Trinity.

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