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College Calendar

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

5th Dec 200519:30AcademicElysian Singers Christmas ConcertThe Elysian Singers and the QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble present a concert of Baroque Christmas music in St John's Smith Square, London SW1. They will present the best Advent and Christmas music from 17th-century Europe, focusing on composers from Germany, Italy and England.

30th Nov 200520:00SocietiesEntente Cordiale: "Soirée poemes et chansons"An evening of French poetry and songs, performed by Arlette (poems) and Huguette (songs). Both the poetry and the songs will be in French, with short introductions in English. Huguette will be accompanied on the piano by Marie-Noelle Kendall. Tickets: £7 / £5 conc. / £3 (Entente Cordiale members). Given the limited number of places in the OCR, tickets will only be sold in advance. Payment will be accepted by cheque only and tickets will be reserved for you at the door. To book, please contact Harry Goode, tel. (01223) 560 950, email, post 18 Godesdone Road, Cambridge, CB5 8HR (Cheques payable to Harry Goode) (Old Combination Room).

30th Nov 200520:00MusicTrinity College Music SocietyBritten ‘Ceremony of Carols’. The term draws to a close in a festive mood with this concert of Christmas music performed by female voices and harp, and conducted by Trinity’s Ali Hill. The programme will include Britten’s much celebrated Ceremony of Carols. 8pm, £6 (£4 concessions / £2 TCMS members) (Chapel). Further details.

30th Nov 200520:00AcademicTrinity College Science SocietyProf. Allan Bradley, FRS, and director of the Sanger Institute, will present his lecture "Beyond the Human Genome." Prof. Bradley's laboratory has developed novel methods to engineer the mouse genome, and as director of the Sanger, he has searched for ways to decode and work with the human genome. He is also a world leader in the field of stem cell research. Join TCSS for the final talk of Michaelmas term (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Further details.

29th Nov 200511:00AcademicWorkshop for European Culture in the Twelfth and Thirteenth CenturiesRudi Eliott-Lockhart will speak on 'Know thyself: the pursuit of wisdom in Hugh of St Victor's Didascalicon', which will be followed by a discussion on the general theme 'The Discovery of the Individual in the Twelfth Century.' (Old College Office).

29th Nov 200517:00SocietiesAmnesty International Letter WritingAmnesty give us case files detailing human rights abuses. We write to politicians and officials who can do something about it. It helps to save lives. Contact: Peter Fremlin, ptf20. (JCR)

29th Nov 200520:00ChapelChristmas PartyAvoid the rush and celebrate Christmas early at the Chaplains' end of term party. Feel free to come along after Christmas Formal Hall (Junior Parlour).

29th Nov 200520:00AcademicTrinity College Science SocietyProf. Sir Peter Mansfield, FRS, and 2003 Nobel Laureate in Medicine will discuss "Developments in MRI." Prof. Mansfield discovered how MRI signals may be transformed rapidly into medically useful signals. His talk will be followed by an end-of-term reception in Master's Lodge. All welcome! (Old Combination Room). Further details.

28th Nov 200520:00AcademicCambridge University Biological SocietyProfessor Sir Sydney Brenner, Nobel Laureate for Physiology and Medicine in 2002: "Biological Computation: The Machinery of the Cell". Pharmacology Lecture Theatre. CU Biological Society.

27th Nov 200514:00SocietiesCoffeeThe members of the Trinity College Coffee Society will meet to chat and drink coffee. All welcome; coffee is free. L2 Great Court. For further details contact Tim Austin, The Big Shot, Trinity College Coffee Society.

27th Nov 200518:15ChapelAdvent Carol ServiceHymns, carols, readings and prayers for Advent by candlelight. Invitations to apply for tickets will be sent to all members of College. Members of the public are also welcome to attend without tickets (Chapel).

25th Nov 200520:00MusicTrinity College Music SocietySunil Manohar and James Sherlock present what promises to be a truly spectacular concert, with a programme comprising Rachmaninoff’s much-loved 2nd Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. £8 (£5 concessions / £3 TCMS members) (Chapel). Further details.

24th Nov 200517:00AcademicPolitical Thought and Intellectual History WorkshopChris Smyth: “Eclipses, Earthquakes and Affectation: Religion, Culture and extraordinary natural events in eighteenth-century Britain”. Workshop organised by Damian Valdez (dv212). (Junior Parlour).

24th Nov 200517:30AcademicHistory of the Book SeminarEric White (Cambridge), ‘“You Must Talk With Two Tongues”: Modernist Typography and Visual Prosody in Wyndham Lewis’s "Blast" (London, 1914-15)’. All welcome (Allhusen Room).

24th Nov 200520:00SocietiesTrinity College Art SocietyDr Christopher de Hamel, a world expert on medieval manuscripts, will speak on 'Books of Hours - Books for Everybody'. This event is the perfect introdiction to Cambridge's wealth of medieval manuscripts, many of which are currently on display in the 'Cambridge Illuminations' exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, as well as the Wren Library. Entry is free to all members of College (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

24th Nov 200521:00ChapelComplineThe late-evening service of Compline will be said in Chapel: all welcome (Chapel).

23rd Nov 200520:00SocietiesTrinity College Literary Society and Trinity College French Society (Entente Cordiale)Dr Bill Burgwinkle (King's College, Cambridge): 'Queer Theory in the Middle Ages?' Free entry, wine, all welcome (Old Combination Room). TCLS.

23rd Nov 200520:00MusicTrinity College Music SocietyTCMS’s non-audition orchestra, the Trinity Players, return to the Chapel for their Michaelmas concert, under the direction of Rosemary Beecher-Bryant. 8pm, £6 (£4 concessions / £2 TCMS members) (Chapel). Further details.

22nd Nov 200517:00SocietiesAmnesty International Letter WritingAmnesty give us case files detailing human rights abuses. We write to politicians and officials who can do something about it. It helps to save lives. Contact: Peter Fremlin, ptf20. (JCR)

22nd Nov 200518:15ChapelSt Cecilia's Day EucharistChoral Eucharist will be sung by the Choir, followed by drinks in the Ante-Chapel. All welcome (Chapel).

22nd Nov 200520:00AcademicTrinity College Science SocietyDr Christoph Bergemann, a Fellow of Trinity, will speak on "High temperature superconductivity." In honor of the 20th anniversary of the discovery of this phenomenon, Dr Bergemann will give an overview of its history and a summary of our present knowledge. A reception with wine, port, and snacks will follow. All welcome (Old Combination Room). Further details.

22nd Nov 200520:00FilmCiné-Club"Soirée triangles amoureux". (i) LES BICHES, Claude Chabrol (1968)@ 8pm (in French, with English subtitles). (ii) LES NUITS DE LA PLEINE LUNE, Eric Rohmer (1984 @ 10pm (in French, with English subtitles). Entrance is free and wine will be served at the interval (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

21st Nov 200520:00AcademicTrinity College Chinese Medicine Society / Cambridge University Biological SocietyDr Susan Blackmore, author of The Meme Machine & Consciousness: an introduction, will speak on "The Evolution of Meme Machines". Pharmacology Lecture Theatre. CU Biological Society.

21st Nov 200520:15SocietiesTrinity Mathematical SocietyDr Peter Smith from the Faculty of Philosophy will be speaking on the subject of "Does Gödel's Theorem matter to mathematicians?" (Old Combination Room). TMS.

20th Nov 200521:00EntertainmentMagpie and StumpDave Bevan, Phil O'Farrell, Lottie Oram and Matt Sandford will debate the motion "This house believes that only smarties have the answer". All welcome (Old Combination Room).

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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