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College Calendar


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

16th Mar 201113:00EntertainmentHooper Prize DeclamationsThe declamations for this year's Hooper Prize will take place in the Chapel. All members of the College are welcome (Chapel).

16th Mar 201120:30MusicHorn TrioHorn player Stephen Craigen, violinist Rebecca Minio-Paluello and pianist Kate Whitley play music by Gyorgy Ligeti.

Tickets £5 (£3 concessions / free for TCMS members) available on the door (Old Combination Room). TCMS.

15th Mar 201118:15SocietiesThe Body's Daily Clock: Circadian cycles, Genes and HealthTrinity College Science Society presents a talk by Dr. Michael Hastings, a group leader of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology's neurobiology division, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is known for his highly influential contributions to our understanding of biological clocks through the study of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus in the brain.

The daily cycle of sleep and wakefulness is the most obvious manifestation of our body's internal (circadian) clock. Mike Hastings will review what we know about the genetic, cellular and neural mechanisms that make up this clockwork, and how this genetic timekeeper relates to health and disease.

Refreshments provided before and after. You will have the opportunity to chat one-on-one with the speaker in the Blue Boar common room, and then head to formal with the speaker. Please contact Alexey Morgunov (asm63) for more information.
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

13th Mar 201118:15ChapelA service of Music and Readings for LentThis Lenten service will be preceded by Organ Music before Evensong at 5.40pm: Simon Bland (Trinity College)
  • O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 618 (Bach)

  • Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV 620 (Bach)

  • Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 (Bach)

  • Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund’, BWV 621 (Bach)

  • O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross, BWV 622 (Bach)

  • Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 623 (Bach)

  • Hilf Gott, das mir’s gelinge, BWV 624 (Bach)

  • O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid (Coleman)
(Chapel).

13th Mar 201121:00MusicLeavers ConcertThe annual Leavers' Concert in the Master's Lodge performed by undergraduates in their final year. Come and hear spellbinding performances.

Admission is free and only available to members of TCMS and Trinity College. TCMS.

12th Mar 201120:00MusicLady Frances SingersThe Lady Frances Singers will provide the ambient acoustics of Trinity's fine chapel with music for which it was created.

Tickets £8 (£5 concessions / free for TCMS members) available on the door (Chapel). TCMS.

11th Mar 201113:00MusicFriday Lunchtime RecitalDevina Shah - piano

1.00 - 1.40 pm

Free of charge (Chapel). TCMS.

10th Mar 201113:15MusicThursday Lunchtime RecitalsLunchtime recitals take place from 1.15pm in the beautiful setting of Trinity College Chapel. Admission is free.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Saxophone Ensemble (Chapel). TCMS.

8th Mar 201119:30ChapelShrove Tuesday Pancake PartyCome by M6 Blue Boar Court between 7.30 and 9.00pm for pancakes and other refreshments, to celebrate the last day before the start of Lent.

Contact Christopher Stoltz (cs617).

8th Mar 201120:00MusicEscolaso Guitarra Tango TrioArgentine classical guitar tango trio performing for the first time in Cambridge.

£10 and £7 (concessions)
(Chapel). Escolaso Trio Website.

7th Mar 201120:30SocietiesGauss' invention of the method of least squares and the normal distribution, and its impact on the mathematical foundations of statistics Trinity Mathematical Society hosts a talk by Dr Richard Nickl (Statslab)

"Even after C.F. Gauss had published the Disquistiones Arithmeticae, that contain some of his most fundamental number-theoretical work, in 1801, he was known only to specialists in Europe. This changed drastically after he predicted, late in 1801, the position of the planet Ceres after it had 'disappeared behind the sun'. Gauss immediately achieved fame throughout Europe. A technique that Gauss used in this prediction, as well as in much of his subsequent observational work, was the method of least squares to correct 'intrinsic' measurement errors in an efficient way. This method, in conjunction with the normal or 'Gaussian' distribution, has been a cornerstone of modern statistics ever since, reaching into the foundations of likelihood-based inference. I shall discuss the main mathematical and methodological ideas behind Gauss' invention and trace some key aspects of its history into the 21st century, highlighting a variety of key statistical ideas that derive from it."

8.30pm with complimentary port and orange juice from 8.15pm (Entry to meetings is for members only, but non-members may join on the spot for £2.50 life membership) (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

6th Mar 201118:15ChapelSunday EvensongPreacher: Dr Luke Bretherton, Senior Lecturer in Theology and Politics, King’s College, London

God and some Theologians:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Preceded by Organ Music before Evensong at 5.40pm: Michael Waldron (Trinity College)
  • Praeludium in E (Lübeck)

  • Fuga terza (Telemann)

  • Toccata in d ‘The Dorian’, BWV 538 (Bach)

  • Fuga quarta (Telemann)

  • Variations on ‘Merck toch hoe sterck’ (Cor Kee)
(Chapel).

5th Mar 201120:00MusicRossini Petite Messe SolennelleThe College's flourishing choral society - Trinity Singers - returns with Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. Laurence Williams condcuts with a strong cast of soloists.

Tickets £8 (£5 concessions / free for TCMS members) available on the door (Chapel). TCMS.

4th Mar 201119:30ChapelMemorial concert for Brian JordanPerformances by many Cambridge choirs and instrumental ensembles to honour the memory of Brian Jordan. Music by Bach, Balbastre, Daniel Purcell, Uccellini, Campion, Schumann, Tallis, Mouton, Dowland and others.

Admission free; retiring collection in aid of the British Heart Foundation and Musicians Benevolent Fund (Chapel).

3rd Mar 201113:15MusicThursday Lunchtime RecitalsLunchtime recitals take place from 1.15pm in the beautiful setting of Trinity College Chapel. Admission is free.

Stefan Kennedy - Tenor (Chapel). TCMS.

2nd Mar 201119:00MusicChoral Scholars ShowcaseTrinity Choral Scholars under the tutelage of Shelia Barnes, present an enjoyable and varied recital.

Admission free. No booking required, just turn up (Chapel). TCMS.

1st Mar 201120:30MusicSong RecitalBaritone Guy Hayward sings an eclectic mix of French song and German Lieder.

Admission free (Old Combination Room). TCMS.

27th Feb 201118:15ChapelSunday EvensongPreacher: Professor David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Selwyn College

God and some Theologians:
Karl Barth

Preceded by Organ Music before Evensong at 5.40pm: Peter Wright (Southwark Cathedral; President, RCO)
  • Concerto in d, BWV 596 (Vivaldi / Bach)

  • Toccata cromaticha (Frescobaldi)

  • Ave maris stella (de Grigny)
(Chapel).

26th Feb 201116:00MusicCambridge and Oxford University Wind OrchestrasThis exciting 'varsity match' will include popular music of all varieties. The programme will include music by Sparke, Gershwin and Ellerby.

Tickets £10, (£8 Concessions, £3 Students), Free for TCMS Members (Chapel). TCMS.

26th Feb 201120:00MusicCambridge University String EnsembleAlan Bowman conduts Cambridge's premier string ensemble in Bartok's Romanian Dances, Grieg's Holberg Suite, MacMillan's Piano Concerto No. 2 (with soloist Liam Patterson), and the revered Barber Adagio for Strings.

Tickets £8 (£5 concessions / free for TCMS members) available on the door (Chapel). TCMS.

24th Feb 201113:15MusicThursday Lunchtime RecitalsLunchtime recitals take place from 1.15pm in the beautiful setting of Trinity College Chapel. Admission is free.

Cassie Gorman - Alto (Chapel). TCMS.

24th Feb 201118:30AcademicFellows' Research TalksThis term's Fellows' Research Talks will take place from 6.30pm to 7.50pm in the Master's Lodge. The speakers are:
  • Lyndsay Coo: 'Sophocles' Eris: Reconstructing a Lost Satyr-Play'
  • Ali Alavi: 'Solving Schrödinger's Equation for Molecules, by Playing Random
    Games of Life'
Drinks will be served, and all in college are welcome, including partners. Please RSVP Ruth Easthope (ree23) if you are planning to come, or email Felicity Green (fmg26) if you have any questions.

22nd Feb 201118:15SocietiesCommunicating risk and uncertaintyTrinity College Science Society presents a talk by Professor David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, and a Senior Scientist at the Medical Research Council's Biostatistics Unit.

Perception of risk can be influenced by the choice of words, numbers and pictures. Preferences and understanding varies among people, which suggests the use of multiple presentations including comparators and interactive animations. Communicating 'deeper' uncertainties, in the face of explicit and implicit ignorance, is more tricky, and I will look at examples of communication of sensitive topics, from statins to swine flu, climate change to volcanic ash. We should always remember, however, that people's reactions to risk narratives are likely to be dominated by their cultural world-view.

Refreshments provided before and after. You will have the opportunity to chat one-on-one with the speaker in the Blue Boar common room, and then head to formal with the speaker. Please contact Alexey Morgunov (asm63) for more information.
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

22nd Feb 201118:45SocietiesHorace Cole's HoaxesJoin Trinity History Society for drinks (from 6.30pm), snacks and a talk by Martyn Downer on one of the greatest pranksters of all time.

Horace de Vere Cole began his unconventional career at Trinity in 1902, when he somehow managed to convince the mayor of Cambridge that he was the Sultan of Zanzibar. In 1910 he worked with Virginia Wolf to pull off the Dreadnought Hoax, which embroiled the Royal Navy in a storm of national humiliation. He was later known for his cutting impersonations of Ramsay MacDonald. Martyn Downer has recently written Cole's biography and will provide us with a fantastic story, as well as compelling insights into Edwardian society and the fortunes of a British aristocracy under strain. We would love to see you there. (Junior Parlour).

22nd Feb 201120:30MusicTrinity PlayersThomas Lovering and Luke Fisher conduct Trinity's orchestra in Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture, Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto and Schubert's Symphony No. 3.

Tickets £5 (£3 concessions / free for TCMS members) available on the door (Chapel). TCMS.

Members of the College are welcome to add events relating to Trinity to this Calendar. To do so, please send an email to calendar@trin.cam.ac.uk 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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