This week, we have our inaugural meeting, with a paper given by our auditor, and Prof Germaine Greer being the key respondent! Read below for more!


The Hist Inaugural: The Role of the Arts in the 21st Century

Tuesday, 7pm, The Exam Hall


The Inaugural will be taking place on Tuesday 5th February at 7.00pm in the Exam Hall. The Inaugural is one of the oldest traditions of College and is one of the biggest nights in the Hist calendar! The event will begin with a reception in the GMB at 6:00pm.


Tickets for the Inaugural are free, of course, to Hist members, and will be given out from 12pm-1pm at our stand in the Arts Block on Monday, or from the Hist Committee Room any time a committee member is there. The Inaugural is black tie, and dressing up will be well worth it – after a lavish post-reception in the GMB, we’re going on to SamSara to celebrate.


Guests include:


Professor Germaine Greer

Professor Greer is an Australian academic and journalist. She is currently Professor Emerita of English Literature and Comparative Studies at the University of Warwick.


Dorothy Cross, Artist

Dorothy Cross is an artist and a member of Aosdána. Her best known works include the Udder series and the Ghostship that was moored in Dublin Bay in 1999 and the Virgin Shroud which is in the collection of Tate Modern in London. The Irish Museum of Modern Art held a retrospective show of her work in 2005.


Joseph Woods, Poet & Director of Poetry Ireland

Joseph Woods is an Irish poet and Director of Poetry Ireland since 2001.He won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2000 for his collection of poetry, Bearings.


Willie White, Artistic Director, Dublin Theatre Festival

Willie White is the current Artistic Director of the Dublin Theatre Festival and was previously Artistic Director of Project Arts Centre. White also founded Loose Canon Theatre Company and the Irish Theatre Magazine and in 2008 was awarded the Jerome Hynes Fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme.


While you’re waiting for this awesome event, check out the event page at http ://www . facebook . com/events/285191851607018/.