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

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 .

18th Feb 200620:30FilmTrinity College Film SocietyTHE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1942) Orson Welles. Welles will forever be remembered for 'Citizen Kane,' but his second film 'The Magnificent Ambersons' made only a year later is equally audacious in cinematography. Welles tells the story of the decline of a once great family linking the dramatic change in their fortunes with the dramatic changes occuring in America at that time. The revolutionary camera angles are as fresh and innovative as ever. The film is also infamous for being messed about by the studios. In Welles' absence some 50 minutes and an unhappy ending were cut and then destroyed. In spite of this Welles' genius still shines through. While this film is not as well known as 'Citizen Kane' it is certainly as deserving of interest (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

14th Feb 2006 to 14th Jan 200620:00FilmCiné-ClubSoirée classiques (Ah, l’amour...). 8pm : La Princesse de Clèves - Jean Delannoy, adaptation Jean Cocteau, 1960. 10pm : Orphee - Jean Cocteau, 1950 (a marvellous film) (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

12th Feb 200613:00FilmIslam in Film1pm. JERUSALEM. Why does Jerusalem mean so much to Muslims as well as Christians and Jews?

2pm. HAJJ: The Greatest Journey. Join 4 million pilgrims as they take part in the world's largest and most diverse annual pilgrimage.

7pm. AL-GHAZALI: Alchemist of Happiness. Relive the life of one of Islam's greatest legal and theological figures, as he overcame a crisis of faith to ascend to heights of love and spirituality. Followed by Q & A session with director Ovidio Salazar. To find out more about the film, the director and to view a trailer of the movie please visit

The world's fastest growing religion, Islam, has increasingly been under the media spotlight and portrayed inaccurately. Experience Islam Week 2006 is the perfect opportunity to hear from internationally renowned academics and artists on many topics including the environment, Islamic philosophy, history, architecture, poetry, calligraphy and theatre (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Cambridge University Islamic Society: Experience Islam Week.

9th Feb 200617:00AcademicGates Distinguished Lecture SeriesDr. Robert Skinner from the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies will deliver a lecture entitled "Oil Prices, Peaks, and Policies" in the OCR, Trinity College. The lecture begins at 5.30pm and will be preceded by a drinks reception at 5pm. All members of the university are very welcome to attend. The lecture will look at the state of current oil markets, examining how we got to this position and how we can expect the situation to develop in the immediate and long term. It will also examine the current situation in the context of the 1973 Oil Crisis and address the Peak Oil debate.

The Oxford Institute of Energy Studies was founded in 1982 and is a centre for advanced research into the social science areas of energy issues. Research carried out encompasses the economics of petroleum, oil, gas, nuclear power, solar and renewable energy; the politics and sociology of energy; international relations of producing and consuming nations; and the economics and politics of the environment and its relationship with energy. Dr. Skinner was Director of the institute from May 2003 to January 2006 (Old Combination Room).

9th Feb 200617:30AcademicHistory of the Book SeminarPETER MCDONALD (Oxford). "After 'After Theory': Ideas of the Book and the Ontologies of the Literary Text" (Allhusen Room).

9th Feb 200620:00AcademicTrinity College Science SocietyDr. Stephen Bentley, from the Sanger's pathogen sequencing unit, will discuss "Bacterial Genomes: Vital statistics and phenomenology." Dr. Bentley has studied a broad range of human and animal pathogens, and he is currently interested in what information we can glean from the bacterial genome. Scientists now have data from 250 bacterial species located all over the world, giving us an unprecedented chance to explore their structure and evolution. This will no doubt be useful in tackling disease as well as furthering basic scientific understanding (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Further details.

7th Feb 200620:00FilmCiné-ClubSoirée Depardieu. 8pm : Le retour de Martin Guerre - Daniel Vigne, 1982. 10pm : Cyrano de Bergerac - Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1990 (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

7th Feb 200620:00AcademicTrinity College Science SocietyDr. David Norman will present a lecture on "Dinosaur palaeobiology and its relevance." Dr. Norman is the director of the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and the Odell Fellow in Christ's. He worked as the advisor for David Attenborough's dinosaur programs on the BBC, and he still frequently makes fossil collecting voyages to various parts of the world. He will address what we actually know about dinosaurs, what we can infer, and what techniques we can use to learn about the ancient world of dinosaurs (Old Combination Room). Further details.

5th Feb 200620:00Film'Fair is Foul': Tragedy on FilmREVENGER'S TRAGEDY by Thomas Middleton (Alex Cox, 2002). Starring Chistopher Eccleston, Eddie Izzard, and Derek Jacobi (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Trinity College Literary Society.

5th Feb 200621:00AcademicMagpie and StumpEvan Hughes, Tom Coker, Joshua Davis and Julian Forbes will debate the motion "This house is looking for love before Valentine's Day." All welcome (Old Combination Room).

4th Feb 200620:00MusicThe Dmitri EnsembleKate Symonds, mezzo-soprano; Graham Ross, conductor. EDWARD ELGAR: Introduction & Allegro. WILLIAM ALWYN: Concerto Grosso No. 2. GRAHAM ROSS: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (première). GILES SWAYNE: All About Henry. For more details contact Graham Ross ( Chapel.

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  • the title of the event;

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  • your name.

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