Welcome to Trinity, the Student Society of the Institute for the Study of War and Strategy. Our aim is to provide a platform to engage undergraduate and postgraduate students from various disciplines with the study of war and strategy. We provide a structure for students to participate in events related to conflict and strategic thought, to share articles and student papers on war and strategy, and simply to meet each other and expand their network. We also organise field trips, war-gaming sessions, social events and – on our Facebook page – have some fantastic recommendations for war films to check out whilst you are at home.
Find out more about the committee and ways to get involved!
Our name, Trinity, reflects the three academic schools we associate most with: International Relations, Philosophy and History. Within the study of war and strategy, trinity is a Clausewitzian concept relating to the triune nature of forces driving the conduct of war: politics and reason, chance and probability, and passion and violence. Finally, the name refers to the first nuclear weapon produced by the Manhattan project, detonated on 16 July 1945, which fundamentally changed strategic thinking in the second half of the 20th century.