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

7th Mar 200617:30AcademicPolitical Thought and Intellectual History WorkshopMax Whyte (Emmanuel): 'Dangerous Minds: National Socialism, German Philosophical Radicalism, and the Attempt at "Spiritual Renewal", 1933-34'. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served (Junior Parlour).

7th Mar 200620:00AcademicTrinity College Science SocietyProfessor Nigel Weiss, FRS, of DAMTP will lecture on "Our Magnetic Sun." Prof. Weiss is a leader in the field of astrophysical and
geophysical fluid dynamics, and his current research interests include solar and stellar magnetic fields, astrophysical fluid dynamics, and nonlinear dynamics. While at Clare College, he discovered the process of "flux expulsion," which is now known to occur in the photosphere of our Sun and other stars. He was President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 2000-2002 and Chairman of the School of Physical Sciences from 1993-1998. Currently, he serves as President of the Fellowship of Clare College (Old Combination Room).

7th Mar 200620:00SocietiesTrinity College French SocietyTHE BOOK OF HOURS OF ETIENNE CHEVALIER, illuminated by JEAN FOUQUET. A talk by CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL, historian of art at Cambridge University. Including an exhibition of posters from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Jean Fouquet was a painter and illuminator from the XVth century. Drinks will be served after the talk (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

6th Mar 200620:30FilmSilent films with live piano accompanimentJames Sherlock, Trinity's Senior Organ scholar, will improvise on the piano to two classic milestones of silent cinema: UN CHIEN ANDALOU by Luis Bunuel (1929), and METROPOLIS by Fritz Lang (1927). Free Entry to all members of the public. This is part of Trinity Film's series on "15 Milestones" (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Trinity College Film Society.

5th Mar 200614:00AcademicTrinity College Science SocietyThe third annual TCSS Science Symposium will feature invited lectures by Sir Gregory Winter, CBE, FRS, and Professor Peter Littlewood. Students will speak on their own research topics, which include structural, cellular, and developmental biology, as well as black holes and string theory, M-theory, and history and philosophy of science. Two poster sessions will also feature student research, as well as coffee/tea and wine/cheese receptions. Finally, an excellent formal dinner in the Old Kitchens will conclude the day. Schedule, dinner menu, and further details.

5th Mar 200615:00SocietiesTrinity College Fine Art SocietyPractical Art Session, 3pm onwards in the Butler House Party Room, Burrell's Field. Still life - free entry, materials and snacks provided. All abilities welcome. Email st334 to join the mailing list (Butler House Party Room).

5th Mar 200620:00Film'Fair is Foul': Tragedy on FilmJUDE by Thomas Hardy (Michael Winterbottom, 1996). Starring Christopher Eccleston and Kate Winslet (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Trinity College Literary Society.

5th Mar 200621:00MusicTCMS Master's Lodge ConcertTrinity's finalist musicians will present an evening of outstanding music in the sumptuous surroundings of the Master's Lodge. This event is free to TCMS members; members may apply for up to two tickets in writing to: The Ticketing Officer, TCMS, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 ITQ. Alternatively, tickets can be requested online at or by emailing TCMS.

4th Mar 200620:00MusicJ.S. Bach 'St John Passion'The Sagittarian Consort's fourth performance this academic year is of Bach's seminal work, the John Passion, sung in German. The concert will be conducted by Dr David Hill, widely recognised as one of the leading choral directors in the UK. The orchestra are led by Baroque violinist Judy Tarling. Tickets are priced £10/£5 (students & unwaged) for the Chapel, and £6/£3 for the Antechapel (unseen). Advance booking is strongly recommended from or through the Consort's website (Chapel). The Sagittarian Consort.

4th Mar 200620:30FilmTrinity College Film SocietyMANHATTAN (1979) Woody Allen. Issac Davis (Woody Allen) is torn between two girlfriends: the earnest seventeen year old Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), and indecisive pseudo-intellectual Mary Wilkie (Diane Keaton). With its glorious all-Gershwin score, its breathtakingly elegant black-and-white, widescreen cinematography by Gordon Willis (best-known for shooting the Godfather movies), its deeply shaded performances and its extremely witty screenplay full of neuroticism, this romantic comedy is Woody Allen at the peak of his creative powers (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

2nd Mar 200617:30SocietiesPoverty Alleviation and Empowerment of the Poor - the BRAC ApproachA Distinguished Lecture Event featuring FAZLE HASAN ABED, Founder & Chairperson of BRAC, the largest NGO on earth and the world's most successful non-governmental development organisation. F. H. Abed is considered one of the greatest social entrepreneurs of our time and a visionary leader to the worlds poor. BRAC is recognized internationally for its innovations to promote health, alleviate poverty, and educate and empower the poor. Many of the advances pioneered by BRAC have been replicated all over the world, from America to Afghanistan (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Cambridge University Bangladesh Society.

28th Feb 200617:30AcademicPolitical Thought and Intellectual History WorkshopDina Gusjenova (Peterhouse) will give a paper entitled: "Two republican aristocrats in interwar Germany, 1919-1939: reflections on the importance of failures". All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided (Junior Parlour).

28th Feb 200620:00AcademicTrinity College Science SocietyProfessor Norman Fleck, FIM, FRS, will speak on "Micro-architectured lattice materials- their invention, properties, and applications." Prof. Fleck trained in Cambridge at Jesus and Pembroke, before working in the U.S. at both Harvard and NASA Langley. He founded the Cambridge Centre for Micromechanics, and he is currently the Head of the Division of Mechanics, Materials, and Design in the Engineering department (Old Combination Room). More details.

28th Feb 200621:00FilmCiné-ClubSoirée gourmandise. 8pm : Le festin de Babette - Gabriel Axel, 2002. 10pm : Chocolat - Lasse Hallstrom, 2000 (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

27th Feb 200620:30FilmTrinity College Film SocietyDR STRANGELOVE (1964) Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick's timeless satire will investigate diverse topics such as Cold War politics, bodily fluids, mutually assured destruction, alien hand syndrome, communism, capitalism, chickens and monogamy. Peter Sellers gives his legendary perfomance playing three main characters of this milestone of movie history, littered with memorable quotes (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

26th Feb 2006 AcademicTCSS Annual Symposium - registration deadlineThe third annual Trinity College Science Society Symposium will take place on Sunday 5 March. All students who wish to attend must register by Sunday, February 26. Registration fee is £6 and includes all events. Online registration.

26th Feb 200620:00Film'Fair is Foul': Tragedy on FilmBRAND by Henrik Ibsen (Michael Eliott, 1959). Starring Patrick McGoohan.

(Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Trinity College Literary Society.

25th Feb 200620:30FilmTrinity College Film SocietySOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) Billy Wilder. Voted by the American Film Institute to be the number-one funniest movie of all time, this film stars Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as a pair of unemployed musicians who are on the run from gangsters. They both are forced to hit the road in drag, taking the only jobs available with an all-girl band bound for Miami. Enroute, both men fall for lead singer and blond bombshell Sugar Kane, (Marilyn Monroe), but are unable to fulfill their desires for fear of revealing their identity (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

23rd Feb 200617:30AcademicHistory of the Book SeminarGIULIANO DI BACCO (Cambridge): "Habent sua fata de musica libelli. Medieval Theories and Later Italian Readers" (Allhusen Room).

23rd Feb 200620:00AcademicTrinity College Science SocietyProfessor Brian Sleeman, DSc, FRSE, will present his lecture on "Cancer Progression: A Mathematical Challenge." Prof. Sleeman has made numerous contributions in the field of applied mathematics and will discuss ways of modelling tumour angiogenesis using various mathematical techniques. He is currently a research professor and emeritus professor at the Univ. of Leeds, as well as a member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. He has travelled the world as a visiting or honorary professor in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and China. Additionally, he has served as the President of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and is currently Editor in Chief of the Journal of Theoretical Medicine (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Further details.

21st Feb 200620:00FilmCiné-ClubSoirée espagnole. 8pm : Matador - Pedro Almodovar, 1986. 10pm: Bodas de sangre - Carlos Saura, 1981.
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

20th Feb 200620:30FilmTrinity College Film SocietyDUCK SOUP (1933) Marx Brothers. The story in this film is merely a side dish to the anarchic brilliance of the Marx Brothers. This is one of the most original and wacky films ever created. It is full of great wit one minute and outragious slapstick the next. A commercial and critical failure at the time, it is now considered one of the greatest comedy films of all time. One can imagine how conventional comedy could have remained had it not been for this film. The Marx Brothers at their best (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

19th Feb 2006 AcademicTCSS Annual Symposium - submission deadlineThe third annual Trinity College Science Society Symposium will take place on Sunday 5 March. All students who wish to submit posters or who are interested in giving a talk should visit the website to register and submit by Sunday, February 19, 2006. All attendees must register by Sunday, February 26. Registration fee is £6 and includes all events. Details.

19th Feb 200620:00Film'Fair is Foul': Tragedy on FilmFAUST from Marlowe and Goethe (F. W. Murnau, 1926). Starring Gosta Ekman and Emil Jannings (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Trinity College Literary Society.

19th Feb 200623:55AcademicTrinity College Science Society - Journal submission deadlineTCSS Journal: 'Newton'. Submissions for the annual Science Society journal, Newton, are due by midnight on Sunday, February 19th. The journal features short research biographies from members of the Society and serves to inform the College community about the activities of its junior scientists. Both undergraduates who have completed research projects and graduate students are encouraged to contribute. All participants will receive free tickets to the 2006 Garden Party. Further details and the online submission form .

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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