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Schedule of Events 2018

This page will be updated in respect of International Women's Week 2019 at a later date.

Please note that details of any event may be subject to change. All events are free of charge but some require advance registration - these are noted below. Venues can be searched on the interactive Trinity map, which also shows availability of enabled toilets and parking, and hearing aid loops. Details on the physical accessibility of venues can be found at, or please contact the event organiser with any accessibility questions.

Monday 5th March

All Day - Gender Pay Gap Bakesale

At information stands in Arts Block and Hamilton

1pm - Feminist Conversations: A Discussion with Lynn Ruane

Join TCDSU and DUGES as we launch International Women's Week 2018 with a conversation with Lynn Ruane.

Lynn Ruane is a current Senator and was President of TCDSU 2015/16. Lynn will be discussing the experiences of women in the workplace and the challenges that are still encountered, based on her own personal experiences.

See the Facebook event at

2pm - DIY T-shirt Making

Join us on Monday after the launch of International Women's Week for a t-shirt making session. We will be providing groovy stencils and non-water soluble spray paint, you just need to provide the t-shirt!

See Facebook event at

3pm - Screening: Frida

A screening of Frida with the Visual Arts Society.

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channelled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

4pm - Self-Defence Workshops

As part of International Women's Week TCDSU and DUGES are bringing you self-defence workshops.

Learn how to best defend yourself with experts in self-defence.

This event is free of charge and is open to all TCD students.

4pm - How to DJ [BOOKED OUT]

As part of International Women's Week at Trinity, TCDSU & Trinity Ents is bringing you a beginners' workshop on how to DJ!

This two hour-long workshop will teach you all of the basics from how to download music to actually working the decks!


    Content of the workshop:
  • downloading music
  • using Rekordbox
  • setting up the equipment
  • introduction to CDJs
  • cueing tracks
  • mixing tracks
  • effects

Looking forward to seeing you there!

6pm - Trinity Women in Science

DU SciSoc presents: Trinity Women in Science!

We asked you to nominate your favourite women in STEM at Trinity, and we're inviting you all to a reception on Monday, 5 March in the Knowledge Exchange to celebrate them!

We're inviting students from all fields to help us launch the second TCDSU Women in STEM campaign!

Fill out the form below to nominate your favourite women in science at Trinity:

Please see Facebook event at

6pm - Divas from Around the World: a Singalong

Next Week is International Women's Week and there's no better way to celebrate girl power than to make some noise to your favourite divas in the Global Room.

Come sing along with us to iconic divas from all across the world. We'll be playing songs from some of the fiercest females this world has known.

And that's not all! We here in the Global Room are advocates of being kind to yourself so we'll be providing some yummy treats to enjoy while you're here!

So come along and sing along to your heart's content!

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7.30pm - Reframing the Latina Body in Contemporary Latina Visual Culture

DU Hispanic Society and Trinity College Dublin Department of Hispanic Studies present The Herspanic Week Lecture as part of International Women’s Week. The lecture is entitled ‘Re-framing the Latina Body in Contemporary Latina Visual Culture’ and shall be given by Dr Catherine Leen, Senior Lecturer and Head of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Maynooth University, Ireland.

Her teaching and research interests centre on Mexican and Chicana/o literature and cinema and Argentine and Paraguayan cultures. She has published widely on Chicana/o writers, such as Sandra Cisneros and Tomás Rivera, and on Chicana/o and Latin American cinematographers. In 2008, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research at the Chicana/o Studies Centre at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her most recent publication is an edited volume entitled International Perspectives on Chicana/o Culture: “This World is My Place,” coedited by Dr Niamh Thornton and published by Routledge, New York, in November 2013. She is currently completing a monograph on Latina/o filmmakers and Mexico.

Tuesday 6th March

1pm - What You Need to Know about the Upcoming Referendum on the 8th Amendment

As part of International Women's Week TCDSU alongside DU Gender Equality Society are hosting an information event in St James's Hospital about the 8th Amendment.

This event aims to answer any questions students may have about the referendum on the 8th and if it was passed, what would happen afterwards.

Whether you have no knowledge on the subject or are quite well versed on the topic we encourage you to attend.

3.15pm - Confronting Sexism: A Conversation with TCD Women in STEM

6pm - Persepolis: Screening

As part of International Women's Week the TCDSU Ethnic Minorities Committee will be hosting a screening of 'Persepolis' in the Global Room.

Persepolis is a 2007 French-Iranian adult animated biographical film based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent Paronnaud. The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. The title is a reference to the historic city of Persepolis.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

7pm - Not a Funny Word: Tara Flynn: A DUGES outing!

In Ireland, we say “go to England” when we talk about that thing we are not supposed to talk about.

With the referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment on the horizon, a national conversation about reproductive rights has begun.

In a deeply personal and bravely funny testimony, actor, comedian and activist Tara Flynn shares her account of having to travel out of Ireland for an abortion. With searing honesty, Not a Funny Word examines the status quo through one woman’s own journey. With songs.

As part of International Women's Week, we in DUGES have secured 15 tickets for Tara Flynn's 'Not a Funny Word' this Tuesday at 7pm in The Complex, Smithfield! Tickets are available to all members and are available for a special discounted price of €14! If you'd like one, just email Fergal at – places are limited though, so be quick!

Please see Facebook event at

  • When: Tuesday 6 March, 7pm - 9pm
  • Where: The Complex Dublin, 15 Little Green Street, Dublin 7
  • Contact: Details removed after event to protect personal data

Wednesday 7th March

11am - FemSoc Coffee Hours

1pm - Feminist Conversations: Sex Work Positivity

As part of International Women's Week, DUGES and TCDSU are hosting Cute Catriona, where she will be discussing sex work positivity.

Catriona is a sex worker and member of Sex Workers Alliance Ireland, as well as an activist for the rights of sex workers in Ireland.

4pm - An all-Ireland Analysis of Women and Social Policy after Partition, 1921-39

Presented by Alexandra Tierney, Trinity College Dublin. The Centre for Contemporary Irish History promotes research in recent Irish history. This Seminar Series is intended to act as a forum where those engaged in research in Contemporary Irish History can discuss their work with likeminded people. Presenters speak for a maximum of 45 minutes, followed by a general discussion.

  • When: Wednesday 7 March, 4pm
  • Where: Trinity Long Room Hub
  • Contact:

4pm - FemSoc Nurtures: Writing Love Letters to Yourself

FemSoc Nurtures presents a special International Women's Week edition, focusing on women & all femme-identifying survivors of sexual violence, harassment and experiences of non-consent.

This week we are practising radical self-love by writing love letters, to our past, present or futures selves.

Sometimes it's easier to show gratitude and appreciation for our friends, and those around us but it takes a bit more of a conscious effort to recognize our own resilience and strength. This event is all about appreciating your strength and best qualities, and putting them in writing to remember for the times when it becomes harder.

We'll be gathering in the Global Room with tea and biscuits and some stationery, to allow space and time for reflection on just amazing you are.

6pm - Roisin Blunnie: Conducting Contemporary Choral Music

  • When: Wednesday 7 March, 6pm
  • Where: Boydell Recital Room, Music Department, House 5
  • Contact: Details removed after event to protect personal data

7pm - #Me Too: Then and Now

On 7 February 1918, the ‘Representation of the People’ Act was enacted in the UK, giving approximately eight million people in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland the right to vote, including six million women. After decades of campaigning by suffragists, the Act extended the franchise to women over the age of 30 years if they were married to members of the Local Government Register or property owners. It did not give parity with men. Under the same Act, the majority of men aged over 21 were given the right to vote.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day we are delighted to partner with the Institute of Irish Studies in Liverpool University for a discussion exploring if and how the position of women in society has changed over the century. It will be part of the Trinity Long Room Hub’s Behind the Headlines discussion series.

  • Professor Lauren Arrington: 'Violence against Women and Alternative Media in the Irish Revolution'
  • Professor Susan Cahill: 'Trust Women, Listen to Women: Waking the Feminists, Repeal the Eighth, and the Politics of Storytelling'
  • Professor Darryl Jones: '#MeToo in the University'
  • Professor Deirdre Ahern: 'Equal in Name: the Limits of Law, Then and Now'

Please see for full details and to register.

  • When: Wednesday 7 March, 7pm - 8.30pm
  • Where: Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building
  • Organiser:

8pm - Sex Toy Bingo

Sex Toy Bingo returns for Hilary Term by popular demand!

In order to celebrate the coming together of SHIFT Day and Interational Women's Week we're hosting a game of Sex Toy Bingo in the Pav on Wednesday night!

Prizes are galore thanks to Playblue, so no-one will be going home empty handed ;)

All the sex toy prizes are female orientated with everything from bullet vibrators to rabbits to lube!

See Facebook event at

Thursday 8th March

9.45am - Women of ADAPT

Celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th with the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content. ADAPT are hosting a panel celebrating the Women of ADAPT, exploring their research and careers to date.

The panel will be chaired by Dr Máire Brophy, European Reseach Manager and will feature psychologist and award winning science communicator Dr Sabina Brennan (Trinity College Dublin) and Research Fellow Dr Teresa Lynn (Dublin City University).

    9:45 - 10.15 Networking and Breakfast 10.15- 11.00 Panel Discussion followed by a Q&A session
Location: Bank of Ireland Workspace, Trinity College Dublin, Westland Row. Contact: Details removed after event to protect personal data

Please register at

11.15am - Empowering Women to #PressForProgress

Trinity College Dublin welcomes the public to this open conversation which contemplates the theme for this year #IWD2018 #PressforProgress. The topics discussed by our panelists offer evidence on the increasing participation of women in the college milieu, research and the community.

  • Transitioning from a single-sex college to a conscious coeducational institution: the case of Trinity College Dublin. Katherine Salvador, PhD, School of Education.
  • Supporting female students while parenting: talking about policies, support and reality. Casey O’Callaghan, TCD student parent officer 2017-2018.
  • Breastfeeding support on Campus. Elizabeth Quinn, PhD research student, School of Nursing and Midwifery and La Leche League Trinity group leader.
  • Never too woman, never too young to fight for human rights. Katherine Kleinle, ranked America's #1 Congressional Debater and TCD international student.

Please RSVP:

Facebook event at

  • When: Thursday 8 March, 11.15am - 1.15pm
  • Where: Global Room
  • Organiser: Details removed after event to protect personal data

1pm - Poetry Recital with Dr Rachael Hegarty

To celebrate International Women’s Day TAP (Trinity Access Programmes) cordially invites you to a poetry and lunch recital with award winning poet and TAP Tutor, Dr. Rachael Hegarty.

The Irish Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan, said, “Rachael Hegarty’s Flight Paths over Finglas is a joyous and clear eyed book by a sophisticated and knacky literary artist of the highest integrity. This powerful debut collection takes us back to ‘the hatchling, nestling, fledgling grounds’ of Finglas where Rachael Hegarty was born and reared.”

While the poet and critic Grace Wells’ review said, “Boldness rears its delicious head through the book, spicing Hegarty’s earnest with pure mischief. But she’s also at the High Church altar, technically proficient, a priestess of art, craft and learning. So many of the poems here are songs of praise sung through with fiery compassion, and the result is breathtaking. Rachael Hegarty cannot be recommended enough.”

The recital will be held in M48 in Goldsmith Hall on Thursday 8th March 2018 between 1 and 2 o’clock. There will be light refreshments provided.

  • When: Thursday 8 March, 1-2pm
  • Where: M48, Goldsmith Hall
  • Organiser: Trinity Access Programmes

1pm - Bite Size Talks: Women's Week

Join us for our next Bite Size Talks and pizza session on 8th March between 1pm and 2pm in the TRiSS Seminar Room. To commemorate Womens’ Week, our event is themed accordingly. Come along to hear three new speakers from different disciplines, including Dr Justyna Pyz, Project Manager/Research Fellow, Gaming for Peace (GAP) from the School of Sociology. Alejandra Ramos - Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests are Intra-Household Decision Making, Intimate Partner Violence, and Education.

Please register at

  • When: Thursday 8 March, 1-2pm
  • Where: TRiSS Seminar Room (Arts Building)
  • Organiser: Trinity Research in Social Sciences –

5pm - Bold Girls: A Literary History of Wild Irish Girls

In this talk Dr Cahill explores the figure of the unruly Irish girl in children’s fiction. She will particularly focus on the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, looking at the extraordinary volume of novels, published in the period, that feature wild Irish girls: girls who disrupt schools, who become artists, who open factories, and who even engage in revolutionary activity. These girls will be considered alongside more recent YA fiction, novels which highlight the ‘bold girl’ in all her complexity. #storyspinnersTCD

Register here now

  • When: Thursday 8 March, 5pm - 6.30pm
  • Where: Trinity Long Room Hub
  • Contact:

6pm - Saints, Sorcery and Secrets: the Hidden World of Medieval Childbirth

The Douglas Hyde Gallery is delighted to announce an upcoming talk by medievalist academic Roisin Donohoe. On the occasion of International Women's Day, Donohoe will discuss her research on the depictions of female healthcare and lay devotion in late medieval England.

The talk will take place in the context of Tamara Henderson's large-scale sculptural installation Seasons End: More Than Suitcases. The exhibition gathers an ever-changing cast of human-like figures dressed in colourful, embroidered robes, vessels of communication between different states of conscious and unconscious, and who experience states of illness, healing, death, and transformation.

As always, admission is free and all are welcome. No booking necessary.

  • When: Thursday 8 March, 6pm
  • Where: Douglas Hyde Gallery
  • Contact: Details removed after event to protect personal data

7pm - Trinity FM Broadcast Party: Girls' Night

Join Trinity FM this Thursday as we celebrate International Women's Week with a female artist themed Broadcast Party!

From Joni to J-Lo we have you covered!

Bop along for choons, refreshments and a dash of female empowerment

7pm - Hidden Figures: Screening

Film Screening: Hidden Figures (2016) directed by Theodore Melfi

The untold true story of three brilliant African-American mathematicians at NASA who faced the challenges of being pioneers in engineering careers against a discriminatory society. The story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) who are claimed to be of vital importance during the early years of the U.S. space program, serves to portray the influence women of strong will towards progress.

Please RSVP:

Facebook event at

  • When: Thursday 8 March, 7pm
  • Where: Joly Theatre, Hamilton Building
  • Contact: Details removed after event to protect personal data

    8pm - Pav Sessions Presents: All Gals on Decks

    Trinity Ents, TCDSU & DU Gender Equality Society present: "All Gals On Decks"!

    To celebrate International Women's Week we are hosting a night of female djs at the Pav!

Friday 9th March

All Day - Story Spinners: Irish Women and Children's Books

Story Spinners: Irish Women and Children’s Books is an exhibition open to the public from Friday 9 March, marking 100 years of suffrage.

  • When: Friday 9 March, all day
  • Where: Trinity Long Room (Old Library)

12.30pm - Empowering Female Leaders: Workshop for Students

An interactive workshop exploring some challenges that women may face in student leadership roles, and developing positive strategies to overcome these. With special guest speaker Sarah Mortell, former President of the Phil.

All students welcome; whatever your gender and whether or not you are currently in a leadership position.

Please see Facebook event at for further details

Please email if you plan to attend, so we can gauge numbers for lunch.

  • When: Friday 9 March, 12.30pm - 2pm
  • Where: Phil Conversation Room, GMB
  • Contact: Aoife Crawford,

5pm - Gender in Poland through the Works of One Visual Artist

Come and learn how a Polish feminist artist, Marta Frej, tackles gender inequality and sexism in Poland using a popular art form: a meme. The lecture focuses on gender stereotypes, the role of church and nationalism in maintaining those, violation of women’s rights and feminist activism – issues Frej’s art engages with. You will also have a chance to learn various aspects of the culture, history and current politics of the country.

  • When: Friday 9 March, 5pm
  • Where: Room 5052 (Arts Building)
  • Organiser: Details removed after event to protect personal data

7pm - Breathe: Screening

Film Screening: Breathe (2017) directed by Andrew Serkis

Film producer, Jonathan Cavendish (Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Bridget Jones), offers a tribute to his parents who defied the challenges of disability in the late 1950’s. Jonathan’s Mum, Diane Cavendish, did not give up on her husband Robin after he was paralysed due to an illness. Their love and persistence provoked changes that transformed the lives of disabled people across the world.

Please RSVP:

Facebook event at

  • When: Friday 9 March, 7pm
  • Where: Swift Theatre, Arts Building
  • Contact: Details removed after event to protect personal data

7pm - The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler form an episodic play, displaying a diverse range of voices talking about, in short, vaginas. The monologues touch on sex, love, rape, menstruation, female genital mutilation, masturbation, birth, and orgasm, and portrays the vagina as a tool of female empowerment. DUGES are staging a production of The Vagina Monologues, featuring a cast of students from our university, in the atmospheric setting of Tailors' Hall, the only remaining Guild Hall in Dublin.

Donations will be taken on the night for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Tickets are free, but will be distributed from the International Women's Week stand in the Arts Block on Thursday and Friday March 8th and 9th.

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  • When: Friday 9 March, 7pm
  • Where: Tailors Hall, Back Lane, Dublin 2
  • Organiser: Femsoc,