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College Calendar

This calendar lists events associated with Trinity College. Members of College are welcome to add events to it.

26th Nov 200618:15ChapelAdvent Carol ServiceDoors open to ticket-holders (queuing towards the Hall) at 5.30. If you do not have a ticket, you may join the separate queue (towards the Great Gate), for which doors open around 5.50 (Chapel).

25th Nov 200619:30MusicTrinity College Music SocietyHandel Symphony No. 94 "Surprise" & Dvorak Symphony No. 9 "From the New World". The Trinity Players return with two orchestral favourites, this time under the baton of Lewis Reynolds and Michael Phillips. With a programme of Haydn's 94th Symphony and the ever-popular Dvorak symphony from the New World, the evening will undoubtedly surprise and impress (Chapel). TCMS.

23rd Nov 200620:00MusicTrinity College Music SocietyOCR Chamber Recital - Howell Piano Quartet. Jess Thomas, Jess Wallington, Liz Jameson, and Nadanai Laohakunakorn return for the second short recital of term, this time with the Howells A minor Piano Quartet and the beautiful Brahms G major violin sonata. This concert will be performed in the atmospheric Old Common Room, and promises to be a wonderful evening of great chamber music (Old Combination Room). TCMS.

22nd Nov 200620:00MusicTrinity College Music SocietyPiano Duets - Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Lewis Reynolds, Andrew Lim, and Adam Smyth present an exciting programme of
pieces arranged for four hands, including Schubert's much-loved "Fantasia in F minor" and Stravinsky's arrangement of his "Rite of Spring". A unique and memorable concert - not to be missed! (Chapel). TCMS.

21st Nov 200617:30AcademicGates Distinguished LectureProfessor James Weinstein will deliver the last lecture of term for the Gates Distinguished Lecture Series entitled "Hate Speech and Democracy: A Comparative View". The lecture will begin at 6pm and will be preceded by a wine and drinks reception. Professor Weinstein is a Visiting Fellow of Trinity College and Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law at Arizona State University (Old Combination Room).

21st Nov 200620:00FilmCiné-ClubSoirée Michel Gondry. 8pm: Mélange of shorts and music clips. SHORTS: "La lettre" (1998, about 13 mins). "Pecan Pie", starring Jim Carrey (2004, about 1.30 mins). "Drumb and Drumber" (about 1.15 mn). MUSIC CLIPS: "Le Mia", IAM (1993, 4 mins). "Bachelorette", Bjork (1997, 5 mins). "Around the World", Daft Punk (1997, 4 mins). "Let Forever Be", Chemical Brothers, (1999).
9:30 pm: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004, 108 mins). Entrance will be free and wine will be served at the interval. Please contact amw56 for more details or to be added to our mailing list (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

15th Nov 200617:00AcademicCentre for History and Economics SeminarCaitlin Anderson (Trinity): 'British Consular Intervention and Legal Pluralism: Buenos Aires, 1825-1875'. The Seminar Room, CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane.

14th Nov 200616:55AcademicWhat Makes a Soldier? And What Does Not?Lees Knowles Lectures on Military Science (2006): Mr Ben Shephard will give his fourth Lees Knowles Lecture on the subject of 'The place of the veteran'. All are welcome; entry is free, without ticket. Mill Lane Lecture Rooms. Further details.

14th Nov 200620:00FellowsSpouses' Dinner

14th Nov 200620:00FilmCiné-ClubThis week's session of the ciné-club will be dedicated to Russian cinema. We will be showing: (1) BRONENOSETS POTYOMKIN (The Battleship Potemkin), Sergei
Eisenstein (1925). Duration: 66 mins. (2) ZERKALO (Mirror), Andrei Tarkovsky (1975). Film duration: 108 mins. As ever, entrance is free and wine will be served at the interval.
Please see below for synopses, and please note the EARLIER START of the second film, due to its shorter duration (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

12th Nov 200621:00MusicTrinity College Music SocietyMaster's Lodge Fresher's Concert. This annual fixture on our calendar promises to be a wonderful informal evening of music provided by new and upcoming musicians of Trinity College, set in the stunning surroundings of the Master's Lodge. Feel free to bring along a cushion to sit on! [Tickets are free to TCMS members.]. TCMS.

12th Nov 200621:00AcademicArts and Humanities Graduate SymposiumThe annual Graduate Symposium is a unique opportunity for graduate students in Trinity to present their work to their peers and to other members of the College, and to meet and be inspired by other researchers in the arts and humanities (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Symposium Website.

11th Nov 200620:00MusicRachmaninov VespersStephen Layton directs the Holst Singers in a liturgical performance. Admission free; retiring collection (Chapel).

9th Nov 200617:30AcademicHistory of the Book SeminarKelvin Everest (Liverpool), 'The Composition and Publication History of Shelley's Adonais'. Shelley's elegy on Keats, Adonais, published in 1821, is one of the most difficult and controversial works of English Romanticism. This paper considers aspects of the poem's composition and its early textual transmission to address some central features of the poem's difficulty. Firstly, Shelley's method of composition can be inferred from evidence in the surviving manuscript materials, and brought into relation with questions of dating, influence, and intention. Secondly, although the textual history is by Shelleyan standards relatively straightforward, detailed consideration of variant readings in the early editions produces a stemmatic analysis of surprising and puzzling complexity. Finally, one episode in the poem's early printed history may have a significant bearing on the famous stanzas in which Shelley offers a self-portrait which has attracted much hostile commentary, and which has had an influence on the cultural significance of Shelley as a type of the idealist Romantic poet (Allhusen Room).

8th Nov 200620:00MusicTrinity College Music SocietyOCR Chamber Recital - Mozart and Beethoven In the first of two short recitals in the OCR this term, Jess Thomas (violin), Jess Wallington (viola), Liz Jameson (cello), and Nadanai Laohakunakorn (piano), a newly formed IAS piano quartet, present the famous Mozart G minor Piano Quartet in this intimate space. The programme will also include a performance of the Beethoven C minor violin sonata (Old Combination Room). TCMS.

7th Nov 200616:55AcademicWhat Makes a Soldier? And What Does Not?Lees Knowles Lectures on Military Science (2006): Mr Ben Shephard will give his third Lees Knowles Lecture on the subject of 'Women and the military'. All are welcome; entry is free, without ticket. Mill Lane Lecture Rooms. Further details.

7th Nov 200617:00AcademicPolitical Thought and Intellectual History WorkshopIsabel Di Vanna: "Frenchmen into Citizens: Ernest Lavisse and the New Model for Education in the Third Republic" (Junior Parlour).

7th Nov 200620:00FilmCiné-Club"Soirée Demy". LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG (Jacques Demy, 1964) @ 8pm. LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT (Jacques Demy, 1967) @ 10pm (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

6th Nov 200620:00SocietiesTrinity College Literary Society - Reading by Sean O'BrienSean O'Brien, distinguished author and winner of the Forward Poetry Prize, will be reading his own poetry. This event is run by the Trinity College Literary Society and will be held in the Frazer Room; all welcome. Further details.

4th Nov 200620:00MusicTrinity College Music SocietyThe Sheriff's Men. Founded by former choral scholars at St Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, the Sheriff's Men specialise in the performance of Renaissance polyphony. In their first Cambridge concert, they combine Cristóbal de Morales' stunning five part Requiem with a selection of motets by Morales and his contemporaries (Chapel). TCMS.

2nd Nov 200617:00AcademicEarly Modern European History SeminarDr Alisha Rankin (Trinity College, Cambridge), Healing the Poor, Common Man: Gentlewomen and Charity in 16th-century Germany. Leslie Stephen Room, Trinity Hall. Seminar information.

31st Oct 200616:55AcademicWhat Makes a Soldier? And What Does Not?Lees Knowles Lectures on Military Science (2006): Mr Ben Shephard will give his second Lees Knowles Lecture on the subject of 'Applying psychology to the military'. All are welcome; entry is free, without ticket. Mill Lane Lecture Rooms. Further details.

31st Oct 200617:00AcademicPolitical Thought and Intellectual History WorkshopTuesday 31st October, Suzanne Marcuzzi: "Are all theories of freedom positive?" (Junior Parlour).

31st Oct 200620:00FilmCiné-Club"Soirée Haneke". LA PIANISTE (Michael Haneke, 2001) @ 8pm. CACHÉ (Michael Haneke, 2005) @ 10pm. Entrance is free and wine will be served at the interval (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

31st Oct 200620:45AcademicCambridge Group for Irish StudiesDr Geraldine Parsons (Trinity):'Patron saint and literary patron: a thirteenth-century portrait of St Patrick.' Interested in the literary and learned cultures of medieval Ireland, Dr Parsons has written on both fíanaigecht and Ulster Cycle material. The Parlour, Magdalene College.

Members of the College are welcome to add events relating to Trinity to this Calendar. To do so, please send an email to as soon as possible in advance of the event with the following information:

  • the date of the event;

  • the time it will take place (or 'all day');

  • the title of the event;

  • very brief details about the event (which may include a website address);

  • your name.

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