Maynooth University Anthropology Society

Anthropology is the study of humans, both past and present. We pride ourselves in being a society that is keen to understand the differences between humans and the cultures in which they live. If you enjoy learning about culture, different types of society, and talking about different issues in the world today, this is the society for you.


The most important rule in our society is that we are open to all. Anthropology looks at all kinds of people, so as a society we have a strong anti-bigotry ethos and we strive to make our society a friendly and accepting place. As Ruth Benedict so aptly put it, "The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences". 

The purpose of the anthropology society is to combine the discipline of understanding culture with fun events that engage students from all degrees across the university. Such events are movie nights, debates, nights out and collaborative events with other societies and the student union. We try to keep the focus of our events around themes of culture.


We are always eager for new people to get involved so please get in touch or come along to our weekly meet-ups!

Our email address is

The Anthropology Society committee for the 2020/21 academic year are:

President: Ahlam Ahmed
Secretary: Tara Swinburne
Treasurer: Hanja Detre McGrath
PRO: Kealan Hilley
Support and Integration Officer: Conor Fanning
Mature Student Representative : Amelia Murray
First Year Representatives: Alex Nash and Hope Boyle
Second Year Representative: Lauren Breslin
Third Year Representative: Katherine Ryan