Since 2015, the Hist and the Phil have co-hosted the Trinity Women’s Open, the first all-female competition of its kind on the Irish circuit. The competition takes place on the last Thursday in January, featuring four in-rounds, semi-finals, and a final.

Formerly the Kingsmill-Moore Invitational, it was decided to change the competition to a Women’s Open, with the aim of building confidence and developing talent amongst up and coming self-identifying female debaters from universities across the world.