Literary & Debating Society

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no image Weekly House Debate
Day:
Mondays
Starts:
19:00
Ends:
21:00
 Max:
50
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: John Hume Lecture Hall 2

This is our weekly House Debate where speakers (volunteers) will debate the motion for that week. All members can come and watch, there will also be discussions after each debate. 

We plan to alternate this some weeks with table topics. We hope to see you there!

no image Literary - Book Club
Day:
Wednesdays
Starts:
13:00
Ends:
14:00
 Max:
15
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: John Hume Tutorial Room 2

Every second week we will have our book club meetings where we; choose a book to read, discuss our favourite books, talk about what we really liked in the book we just read (don't worry we have spoiler and non-spoiler sessions in case you aren't finished!) and the best part is you don't have to read the books you can just come along!

no image Debate Training
Day:
Thursdays
Starts:
18:00
Ends:
20:00
 Max:
15
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: John Hume Tutorial Room 2

Every second week we will have a debate training session on a different topic. Be sure to come along if you would like to increase your speaking ability or if you would like to get into competitive debating. Don't worry, you won't have to take part in mock debates or discussions and would rather observe, that's completely fine.
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Weekly House Debate

Day Mondays
From 19:00, to 21:00
Cost FREE
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: John Hume Lecture Hall 2

This is our weekly House Debate where speakers (volunteers) will debate the motion for that week. All members can come and watch, there will also be discussions after each debate. 

We plan to alternate this some weeks with table topics. We hope to see you there!

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Literary - Book Club

Day Wednesdays
From 13:00, to 14:00
Cost FREE
Max 15 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: John Hume Tutorial Room 2

Every second week we will have our book club meetings where we; choose a book to read, discuss our favourite books, talk about what we really liked in the book we just read (don't worry we have spoiler and non-spoiler sessions in case you aren't finished!) and the best part is you don't have to read the books you can just come along!

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Debate Training

Day Thursdays
From 18:00, to 20:00
Cost FREE
Max 15 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: John Hume Tutorial Room 2

Every second week we will have a debate training session on a different topic. Be sure to come along if you would like to increase your speaking ability or if you would like to get into competitive debating. Don't worry, you won't have to take part in mock debates or discussions and would rather observe, that's completely fine.
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 regular 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
Cameron Moss (Auditor)
Sophie-Leigh McLaughlin (Literary Events Convenor)
Current Committee 13
Auditor Cameron Moss
Secretary & Vice-Auditor Rory O'Hare
Treasurer Alannah
Designs Officer Michael
Assistant Schools Conventor RAGHAD TARIG ABDELHAFIZ
Debate Trainer Jason Byrne
Equity Officer Lola
External Convenor Matthew Graham
First Year Rep KAYLEIGH SINES
Internal Debates Convenor ANNA LOUISE BRADISH
Literary Events Convenor Sophie-Leigh
Maidens Convenor ROBERT OWEN L ESTRANGE
Schools Convenor Keziah Mongwe

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