The final week of term, and we’re celebrating with our glitzy and glamorous Maidens competition final – read on for more!


The Maidens Final: This House Would Ban Depictions of the Prophet Muhammad

Wednesday, 7:15pm, The GMB Chamber


This black tie debate showcases the best that first year has to offer, in what is sure to be a lively debate on the topic of freedom of speech and freedom of religion, chaired by the Hist favourite, and Vice President of the Society, Dr Patrick Geoghegan.


This year, we’re promised spot prizes for the funniest and also the least offensive speech (If there all of the speeches are exceptionally offensive then the funniest speech will receive two prizes).


The speakers will be:


Michael Barton

Jamie Buckley

Luke Daly-Ronayne

Hugh Guidera

Liam Hunt

Claire Ni Cheallaigh

Hugh Guidera

Stephen Stack


Followed by a generous reception and reasonably priced refreshments in Cafe en Seine, it’s always one of the best nights of the Hist Calendar.


The Maidens this competition this year has been sponsored by Mason-Hayes and Curran, and we’d like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for their continued support of the Maidens competition.


The Maidens competition has been run by our Record Secretary, Cormac, and you can contact him at