The Hidden Truth? Conspiracies, Treason and Plots



Delve into the shadows of human history in our captivating new lecture series – ‘The Hidden Truth?’.

Conspiracies, plots and acts of treason have long been woven into the fabric of human history and culture, captivating minds with their secrecy and intrigue. From ancient empires to modern governments, whispers of clandestine agendas and hidden alliances as well as untold stories lurking behind print and canvas stir our imaginations and suspicions alike. Whether fuelled by ambition, ideology, or fear, the allure of uncovering hidden truths continues to captivate and divide societies across the globe.

Join us for sixteen insightful lectures, presented over two terms, featuring experts from the Classics, History, and History of Art and Architecture. Together we will unravel the intricate interplay of hidden agendas and covert alliances and will explore how shadowy narratives in history, literature and art intertwine and often blur the line between fact and fiction, challenging our perceptions of power, trust, and loyalty.

Date, Time and Place

This lecture-only module comprises of one lecture per week for eight weeks, spread across two academic terms (16 lectures in total). The course commences in September 2024 and recommences in January 2025.

Classes will take place on Mondays between 7pm-8pm. The course will take plane on-campus in Trinity, with  venue yet to be confirmed. Lectures will be livestreamed but will not be recorded.

Please check the School of Histories and Humanities website in August for updates on this course at:

Course Fees

Full rate: €180 or €100 per term.

Concession rate: €99 or €60 per term.

The concession rate is available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.


Please check our website in August for updates on enrolment and term dates at:

You may apply online or by telephone as follows:

Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at:

By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015* and you will receive a call back confirming your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 8968589 or TEXT 087 257 2015