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

17th Mar 200618:30ChapelCommemoration of Benefactors (Chapel).

17th Mar 200620:30FilmTrinity College Film SocietyWINGS OF DESIRE (1987) Wim Wenders. Bundled in dark overcoats, angels watch over Berlin with ears open to the heartbeat of the human soul, listening to the internal musings and yearnings of earthbound humans like existential detectives to record the magic moments for some heavenly record. But when angel Damiel (Bruno Ganz) falls in love with an angel of another sort, the lonely trapeze artist Marion (Solveig Dommartin), he gives up the contemplation and observation of life to experience it himself. Wim Wenders's most purely romantic film is like poetry on celluloid (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

15th Mar 200620:00SocietiesTrinity College French SocietyIrène Némirovsky ou la redécouverte d'un écrivain français. Reading by Arlette Kendall. Tickets on the door £6 (£4 concessions); members of the French Society £3 (Old Combination Room).

14th Mar 200617:30AcademicPolitical Thought and Intellectual History WorkshopTom Neuhaus (St. John's): 'Aryan brothers and fanatical heathen: Nineteenth-century Tibetology in Britain and Germany'. All welcome, light refreshments will be served (Junior Parlour).

14th Mar 200620:00SocietiesTrinity College Science SocietyProf. Carlos Caldas, the Chair of Cancer Medicine at the University of Cambridge, will speak on "Cancer: stem cells and genes." Prof. Caldas is the director of the Cancer Genomics Programme at the MRC Hutchison and an honorary consultant in medical oncology at Addenbrooke's Hospital, as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is a member of several British and international medical bodies, and he currently sits on the advisory panel of the Leukaemia Research Fund. Currently, his research interests include the clinical use of genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics to improve experimental therapeutics and to provide individual cancer treatments (Old Combination Room). Further details.

13th Mar 200620:30FilmTrinity College Film SocietyTHE MIRROR (1975) Andrei Tarkovsky. A man in his forties is going to die and remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments but things that also tell the story of all the Russian nation and society... Mirror is Andrei Tarkovsky's visually transcendent, artistically revelatory autobiographical film on lost innocence and emotional abandonment. Presented as a cinematic montage of modern day life, personal memories, historical news footage, and dreams, it is an introspective journey through the course of human existence, hope and despair, success and frailty (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

12th Mar 200620:00Film'Fair is Foul': Tragedy on FilmENDGAME by Samuel Beckett (Conor MacPherson, 2000). Starring Michael Gambon and David Thewlis (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Trinity College Literary Society.

10th Mar 200620:30FilmTrinity College Film Society8 1/2 (1963) Federico Fellini. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Fellini's masterpiece is still a mesmerizing mystery tour that has often been quoted but never duplicated. The story is about a worshipped filmmaker who has lost his inspiration. Besieged by people eager to work with him, he struggles to find his next idea for a film. The combined pressures draw him within himself, where his recollections of significant events in his life and the many lovers he has left behind begin to haunt him. The marriage of Fellini's hyperreal imagery, dreamy sidebars, and the gravity of Guido's increasing guilt and self-awareness make this as much a deeply moving, soulful film as it is an electrifying spectacle (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

9th Mar 200617:30AcademicHistory of the Book SeminarCAROLINE BLYTH (Cambridge): "The Histories of a Book: Ruskin's Coeli Enarrant (1885)" (Allhusen Room).

8th Mar 200619:30SocietiesThinking Society: "Mathematics and Thinking"As a newly-found society dedicated to interdisciplinary discussion, we would like to invite you to our first lecture series on the question of "What is thinking?". Dr Bursill-Hall from DPMMS will be speaking on the subject of "Mathematics and Thinking" -- Exploring the influence of mathematics on ideas of thought and knowledge in Plato and Aristotle (Old Combination Room). Further information and programme.

7th Mar 200613:30StudentsHooper Declamation PrizeDr Hooper's Legacy of 1763. Three prizes to the total value of not more than eight hundred pounds (to be taken in books or silver) may be awarded for the best English Declamation on set subjects. Any member of the College in statu pupillari may be a candidate provided he or she has not won a Hooper Prize more than once. Candidates, if selected, will be required to declaim in Chapel their composition, or a portion thereof. As earnestly requested by Dr Hooper, the examiner will "pay attention not only to the Elegance of the Composition and to the Beauty and Justness of Thought and Expression, but also to the graceful Manner and handsome Delivery of the Orator". All are welcome (Chapel).

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).

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:

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

  • the title of the event;

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  • your name.

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