The Hist’s 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 Hilary term, the Auditor gives a paper known as the Inaugural on a topic of her choosing and invites esteemed guests to respond.
This Session’s Auditor is Hannah McCarthy, contactable at auditor@thehist.
The Treasurer of the Society 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 Ruth Hoey, contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 John Doody, contactable at email@example.com.
The Hist’s Records 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 her comedy stylings every Wednesday evening.
The Records Secretary for this Session is Cormac McGuinness, contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hist’s Censor is in charge of Society publicity within the college, from making posters 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 Chris Rooke, contactable at email@example.com.
The Librarian of the Society 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 Briony Somers, contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hist’s 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 Lorcan Cullen, contactable at email@example.com.
The Committee is also comprised of eight other members: the Senior Member of Committee (SMC), the Deputy Correspondence Secretary, and six others who are each assigned as a ‘Pro’ to one of the offices outlined above (with the SMC acting as Pro-Auditor). The current session’s SMC is Isobel D’Arcy, Deputy CorrSec is Michael Coleman, while the other MCs consist of Tosy Mahapatra (Pro-Treasurer), Will Dunne (Pro-CorrSec), John Prasifka (Pro-RecSec), Alexa Donnelly (Pro-Censor), Jonathon McKeon (Pro-Librarian), and Oscar Tuohy (Pro-DC).