Welcome to website of The Literary and Scientific Society (Literific) – the debating society at Queen’s University Belfast.

The Society aims to promote the skills of debate and public speaking throughout the University and beyond.  The Literific hosts weekly debates throughout the year on a variety of topics. Each debate has between 6-8 speakers and the audience is welcome to contribute to points of information and ask questions at the end.

This website contains both written and recorded minutes of each debate, as well as a link to an audio livestream. The majority of our announcements will be made via the Society’s Facebook and Instagram pages, and debates are often accompanied by live commentary on Twitter. This website also details the history of The Literific, and includes a link to The Archives – a treasure trove of mementos from years gone by.

Thank you for visiting, and we hope to see you during term time at 7pm, Thursday evenings at Queen’s University, Belfast.