Literary & Debating Society

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no image Literary Events
Day:
Mondays
Starts:
19:00
Ends:
20:00
VIRTUAL
Activity
Open Virtual Activity Link »

Our Lit events are back in style this year. For the first time in 2 years we are moving to weekly Lit events, this will alternate between Book Club every 2 weeks and another event which will vary every week in between.

Event links as always on our Linktree.

no image Weekly House Debate
Day:
Tuesdays
Starts:
19:00
Ends:
21:00
VIRTUAL
Activity
Open Virtual Activity Link »

As per tradition our House debates will live on! Every week on Tuesday you'll witness speakers engaging on a variety of topical issues from America to China, dating, the meaning of life and your usual local gossip. 

Link to events as always in our linktree.

Follow our socials to keep up to date.

no image Debate Training
Day:
Thursdays
Starts:
19:00
Ends:
21:00
VIRTUAL
Activity
Open Virtual Activity Link »

This year our debate trainer Kemka will run weekly trainings on different topics over the course of the year. 

Kemka is one of the best speakers to grace the L&D family having made it to the Irish Times semi-final last year (held here fun fact) and spoken at numerous other competitions. She knows her stuff and well versed on all areas of debating. 

On top of that we will be bringing in speakers from other institutions to give specialist training on specific motions such as international relations, social justice etc and different debaters to talk about how they structure their arguments. Variety is the spice of life after all.

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Literary Events

Day Mondays
From 19:00, to 20:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Activity

Our Lit events are back in style this year. For the first time in 2 years we are moving to weekly Lit events, this will alternate between Book Club every 2 weeks and another event which will vary every week in between.

Event links as always on our Linktree.

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Weekly House Debate

Day Tuesdays
From 19:00, to 21:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Activity

As per tradition our House debates will live on! Every week on Tuesday you'll witness speakers engaging on a variety of topical issues from America to China, dating, the meaning of life and your usual local gossip. 

Link to events as always in our linktree.

Follow our socials to keep up to date.

no image

Debate Training

Day Thursdays
From 19:00, to 21:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Activity

This year our debate trainer Kemka will run weekly trainings on different topics over the course of the year. 

Kemka is one of the best speakers to grace the L&D family having made it to the Irish Times semi-final last year (held here fun fact) and spoken at numerous other competitions. She knows her stuff and well versed on all areas of debating. 

On top of that we will be bringing in speakers from other institutions to give specialist training on specific motions such as international relations, social justice etc and different debaters to talk about how they structure their arguments. Variety is the spice of life after all.

About Literary & Debating Society

The Literary & Debating Society was initially founded in 1795 as part of St. Patrick's College Maynooth and is the oldest society on campus. We believe that the written and spoken word are of equal importance, and therefore we give equal weight to all things literary or debating. We aim to promote freedom of expression, specifically by holding weekly literary and debating events such as house debates, literary circles, debating workshops and talks by guest speakers. Our objectives are to initiate, spark, and facilitate debate within the student body, with no subject too controversial to discuss. Joining Lit & Deb will be one of your best decisions in college as you'll have weekly events, frequent trips to other universities and a great group of people to look forward to. People join the Literary & Debating Society to gain a greater sense of self-confidence and to see different viewpoints on all sorts of diverse issues.

Literary & Debating Society COVID-19 Officers
Aoife Elizabeth Morash (Treasurer)
Cameron Moss (Secretary/ Vice-Auditor)
Current Committee 13
Auditor (name hidden)
Secretary/ Vice-Auditor Cameron Moss
Treasurer Aoife Elizabeth Morash
Assistant Internal Convener Jessica Mc Grane
Assistant Literary Convenor (name hidden)
Assistant Online Communications Officer (name hidden)
External Convenor Matthew Graham
First Year Rep SOPHIE SCATTERGOOD
Internal Convenor Maya-lou Reddy
Online Communications Officer David Dyksy
Public Relations Officer (name hidden)
Schools Convenor Rory O'Hare
Training Officer (name hidden)

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