The General Committee of the Society is composed of twenty-four members: eight Officers, (Auditor, Treasurer, Correspondence Secretary, Record Secretary, Censor, Librarian, Debates Convenor, Events Convener, Senior Member of Committee, and Equity Officer), and fourteen Members of Committee, with each MC assigned as a ‘pro’ to an Officer.

For the 247th session, the Committee is as follows:

The Auditor

The Auditor has the job of overseeing an active Committee throughout the year, as well as inviting guests and organising events. In the beginning of Trinity’s Michaelmas term, the Auditor gives a paper known as the Inaugural on a topic of their choosing and invites esteemed guests to respond.

This Session’s Auditor is Ronan Mac Giolla Rua, contactable at


The Treasurer


The Treasurer looks after accounts and finance. This includes budgeting for events and dealing with our generous sponsors, as well as the more eclectic task of calling in fines owed to the Society.

The Treasurer for this Session is Paul Molloy, contactable at

The Pro-Treasurer is Ruth Lennon, contactable at


The Correspondence Secretary


The Correspondence Secretary – or CorrSec – is responsible for organising the Hist’s weekly chamber debates. This takes in everything from setting the motions for debate in conjunction with the Hist’s Clerks’ Committee, to inviting the guests and putting together the order paper.

This Session’s Correspondence Secretary is Eamonn Sweeney, contactable at

The Pro-Correspondence Secretaries are Mark Hennessy, Jake Trant, and Navika Mehta, contactable at at


The Record Secretary


The Record Secretary, or RecSec, is tasked with organising our Maiden Speakers competition, typically the largest internal debating tournament in the university. Our RecSec also records the minutes of the Society and treats us to their comedy stylings every Wednesday evening.

The Record Secretary for this Session is Meg Beare, contactable at

The Pro-Record Secretaries are Rory O’Sullivan and Kevin Smyth, contactable at at


The Censor


The Censor is in charge of publicity, from making posters and managing our online presence to designing and writing our yearly magazine, The HistOracle. The Censor also runs weekly coffee mornings for people interested in getting involved in the Society, who then work together in Hilary Term to organise a debate.

This Session’s Censor is Alex Puiu, contactable at

The Pro-Censors are Eunice Collins and Hannah Bowman, contactable at


The Librarian


The Librarian organises Ireland’s largest debating tournament, the Leinster Schools competition. This involves being in touch with schools, organising rounds and setting the motions for debate. On top of this, our Librarian also manages the Hist’s library, which lends books to interested members.

The Librarian for this Session is Jack Kennedy, contactable at

The Pro-Librarians are Kayleigh Newcomb, and Tigran Simonian, contactable at


The Debates Convenor


The Debates Convenor is in charge of the Hist’s debating record on the external circuit. This involves making sure our teams are registered at Inter-Varsity competitions around Ireland and the world, as well as frequently helping to organise travel and accommodation. The Debates Convenor also co-convenes Ireland’s largest Inter-Varsity tournament, the Trinity IV.

This Session’s DC is Peter O’Donovan, contactable at

The Pro-DCs are Sam Browne and Shubhangi Karmakar, contactable at


The Events Convenor


The Events Convenor is in charge of organising Fresher’s Week events and events though out the year for the Hist, such as club nights, movie nights, and the annual Hist Ball.

This Session’s Events Convener is Catherine Prasifka, contactable at

The Pro-Events Convenors are Aisling Dooley and Doireann O’Brien, contactable at


The Senior Member of Committee


The Senior Member of Committee is in charge of rostering the MCs for weekly duties, as well as taking care of the building, rooms, and keys.

The Senior Member of Committee for this session is Dermot Davern, contactable at


The Equity Officer


The Equity Officer is charged with ensuring that the society’s equity policy is enforced, and that the Hist is an inclusive and welcoming place for all.

The Equity Officer for this session is Riona Morris, contactable at