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College Calendar

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

19th Feb 201312:00MusicExodus 12CANCELLED

Free to all (Chapel).

18th Feb 201320:30AcademicAbstraction in Mathematics - Dr. Julia Goedecke (DPMMS)From 20:30-21:30
The word abstraction often sounds daunting to many non-mathematicians, and probably also to some mathematicians. However, abstraction is all around us: not only in mathematics, but also in the way we form terms and concepts in our language. For example we all group together houses, schools, college chapels and skyscrapers under the word "building". So if we know something that is common to all buildings (for example that they have to be maintained), then we know this for every building we meet without having to work it out anew in each case.

Mathematics builds heavily on abstraction. Some even say that abstraction is the main ingredient in mathematics. I will present some examples of mathematical concepts that arise as abstractions of well-known situations which every undergraduate has met. My research area - category theory - can be called the most abstract area of mathematics. We will try to explore the point of view and underlying principles that drive category theorists to their very abstract way of thinking.
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

17th Feb 201318:15ChapelChoral EvensongPreacher: Professor Catherine Barnard
Professor of European Union Law and Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge
The Seven Deadly Sins - Greed

preceded by Organ Recital at 17:40
Eleanor Kornas (Trinity College) plays music by Bach, Vierne and Mendelssohn

16th Feb 201320:00MusicTrinity College Chamber OrchestraVaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves
Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

Tickets £8 / £5 / TCMS members free (Chapel).

13th Feb 201318:15ChapelSung Eucharist for Ash WednesdayThere will also be a said Eucharist at 12.00 midday

11th Feb 201320:30MusicJulia St ClairBoccherini: Stabat Mater

Tickets £3 / £2 / TCMS members free (Old Combination Room).

11th Feb 201320:30AcademicRisk and Ruin - Dr. Susan Pitts (StatsLab)Mathematical models for premium income and claim payments are important in the assessment of risk in insurance. I will describe some current risk models, and illustrate the use of mathematical ideas and techniques in ruin theory (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

10th Feb 201318:15ChapelChoral EvensongPreacher: The Revd Philip North
Team Rector, Parish of Old St Pancras, London
The Seven Deadly Sins - Sloth

preceded by Organ Recital at 17:40
Andreas Warler (Steinfeld) plays music by Bach and Krebs

10th Feb 201321:00MusicJazz in the BarCANCELLED
(College Bar).

8th Feb 201317:00MusicTCMS Annual General MeetingTrinity College Music Society AGM.
A new committee for 2013-2014 will be elected. All TCMS members are welcome to attend (Frazer Room).

8th Feb 201319:30MusicThe Tudors at Prayer: devotional music for Henry, Mary and ElizabethMAGNIFICAT, director Philip Cave

Amy Haworth (ex-Trinity Choir), Alice Gribbin
Sally Dunkley, Caroline Trevor
Steven Harrold, Benedict Hymas
William Dawes, William Gaunt, Giles Underwood

Taverner: Quemadmodum desiderat
White: Christe qui lux es et dies
Byrd: Tribue, Domine
Mundy: Adolescentulus sum
Parsons: Domine, quis habitabit
Parsons: Ave Maria

Tickets £20 (concessions £15), available online at or from Selene Webb (330870, (Chapel). .

7th Feb 201319:30AcademicPaul Snowdon: 'Wittgenstein on Rule Following: Some Aspects'This even has unfortunately been cancelled.

6th Feb 201318:30FellowsFellows' Research TalkThe first evening of this term's Fellows' Research Talks will take place
on Wednesday February 6 starting 6.30pm and finishing at 7.50pm in the Master's Lodge. Everyone
in College, including partners, is welcome. The talks will finish in
time for dinner.

Our speakers this year have already taken us from Antibodies to Atoms
and from Christianity to Causality and the upcoming set of speakers
promises to be just as exciting. They are:

*Dr **Glen Rangwala* (Social and Political Sciences), who has decided to
take this as the stage of a major confession as he tells us about
"*Predicting the Middle East, or Hosni Mubarak: My Part in His
Downfall"*. (Expect the Egyptian tabloid to be present)


*Dr Malte Groshe* (Physics), who will report from the frontier of
boundless materials in condensed matter research (Title TBC).

Please RSVP by e-mailing to ( ) if you are
planning to come, or if you have any queries, and those fellows wishing
to dine after the talks are kindly requested to sign in by Tuesday
February 5.

4th Feb 201320:30MusicAlighieri QuartetBrahms: Piano Quintet op. 34 in F minor

Tickets £3 / £2 / TCMS members free

4th Feb 201320:30Guest SpeakerMarine Ice Sheets - Prof. Grae Worster (DAMTP)From 20:30-21:30
Melting of the great ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland has the potential to raise sea level significantly. Whereas many inland ice sheets are controlled by a balance between accumulation of snow at high altitudes and melting at low altitudes, marine ice sheets, which flow into the ocean, are controlled dynamically by the rate at which ice detaches from the submarine bedrock along which it flows to form floating ice shelves.
Fundamental aspects of the flow of marine ice sheets can be understood using viscous fluid dynamics. I shall describe recent laboratory and mathematical studies of marine ice sheets, which are helping us to understand what controls them from collapse
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

3rd Feb 201318:15ChapelChoral EvensongPreacher: The Right Revd Graeme Knowles
Honorary Assistant Bishop, Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
The Seven Deadly Sins - Wrath

preceded by Organ Recital at 17:40
Andrew Lucas (St Albans) plays music by Bach and Mendelssohn

2nd Feb 201318:15ChapelSung Eucharist for Candlemas

1st Feb 201322:00MusicVergnügte Ruh'Bach: Cantata 170
Conducted by Hiroshi Amako

Tickets £3 / £2 / free to TCMS members (Chapel).

31st Jan 201322:00MusicAlles nur nach Gottes willenBach: Cantata 72
Conducted by Joe Davies

Tickets £3 / £2 / free to TCMS members (Chapel).

30th Jan 201322:00MusicMit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr dahinBach: Cantata 125
Conducted by Jonathan Pacey, as part of the evening service of Compline

Free (Chapel).

29th Jan 201322:00MusicIch hatte viel BekümmernisBach: Cantata 21
Conducted by Jeremy Cole

Tickets £3 / £2 / free to TCMS members (Chapel).

28th Jan 201320:30Guest SpeakerUnderstanding the Lambda Calculus: 40 Years in the Dark - Prof Martin Hyland (DPMMS) From 20:30-21:30
The lambda calculus is the foundation for modern functional programming.
The pure calculus first appeared in a paper by Alonzo Church in 1932. I encountered it 40 years later, but only 40 years after that did I begin to understand what it is. The story is indicative of the nature of abstraction in mathematics.
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

27th Jan 201318:15ChapelChoral EvensongPreacher: Canon Jane Hedges
Canon Steward of Westminster Abbey
The Seven Deadly Sins - Envy

preceded by Organ Recital at 17:40
James O'Donnell (Westminster Abbey) plays music by Bach

21st Jan 201320:30AcademicThis House Does Not Accept the Axiom of Choice Proposition: Dr Thomas Forster
Opposition: Prof Imre Leader (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

20th Jan 201318:15ChapelChoral EvensongPreacher: The Revd Richard Lloyd Morgan
Chaplain, King's College Cambridge
The Seven Deadly Sins - Pride

preceded by Organ Recital at 17:40
Jeremy Cole (Trinity College) plays music by Bach

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

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