Magpie and Stump, Trinity's oldest society, was founded as a debating society in 1866 and has evolved over the years to become Trinity's comedy society. It produces shows across Cambridge and supports Trinity's comedic talent with writing groups and financial support for productions. Any Cambridge student should feel free to reach out to Magpie and request funding or support for their productions, though preference will be given to comedic shows, stand-up shows, pantos and musicals. Our eternal president is a taxidermied Magpie on a tree stump (which was given to the society in 1900), but the Society is usually run by two or three Trinity students with experience from the ADC or with a taste for good comedy.
An outline of Magpie's history can be found on page 6 of this 2014 edition of Trinity's alumni magazine, The Fountain: https://alumni.trin.cam.ac.uk/file/Trinity_The_Fountain_2014_web.pdf