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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

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.

21st Feb 201120:00SocietiesLife in the Universe: Chance or Necessity?A talk by Nick Lane, Winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books, 2010. Talk run in conjunction with Cambridge BioSoc.
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Science Society.

21st Feb 201120:30SocietiesQuadratic algebras and operadsTrinity Mathematical Society hosts a talk by Prof Martin Hyland (DPMMS)

"Algebras are vector spaces equipped with a multiplication (for example, the cross product in 3-space). Quadratic algebras are a special class of algebra with a duality theory involving the so-called dual numbers. The dual numbers give the algebra of differentiation. One can pass from algebras to suitable algebraic theories, called operads. There is a notion of a 'quadratic operad' with an analogous rich theory involving Lie algebras. Using examples, I shall try to explain some of this and its significance."
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) (Old Combination Room)

20th Feb 201118:15ChapelSunday EvensongPreacher: Professor George Pattison,
Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity,
Christ Church, Oxford

God and some Theologians:
Søren Kierkegaard

There will be no organ recital today.

19th Feb 201120:00MusicConcert by Magnificat and His Majestys Sagbutts & CornettsPhilippe Rogier - "the honour, glory, light of Flanders": 450th anniversary concert.

Philip Cave, a founder-member of the Tallis Scholars, directs the vocal ensemble Magnificat and His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts in a programme of music by Rogier, a contemporary of Victoria whose music has been unjustly neglected owing to his early death and the loss of much of his work. The programme includes two Mass settings and motets (Chapel).

Tickets £15; TCMS members and students £10; available online at www.CambridgeEarlyMusic.org or at the door. .

18th Feb 201120:30MusicKallion EnsembleChris Stark conducts Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and String, together with Sibelius' Romance.

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

17th Feb 201113:15MusicThursday Lunchtime RecitalLunchtime recitals take place from 1.15pm in the beautiful setting of Trinity College Chapel. Admission is free.

Stephen Craigen - French Horn (Chapel). TCMS.

13th Feb 201118:15ChapelSunday EvensongPreacher: The Revd Christopher Stoltz,
Chaplain

God and some Theologians:
Martin Luther

Preceded by Organ Music before Evensong at 5.40pm: Ben-San Lau (King's College)

(Chapel).

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

Samuel Kim - Piano

(Chapel). TCMS.

9th Feb 201117:30Guest SpeakerThe Evolution of TelepathyPerrott-Warrick Lecture by Dr. Rupert Sheldrake (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). More details.

8th Feb 201118:15SocietiesThe first colonisation of northern Europe: humans at Happisburgh 800,000 years agoTrinity College Science Society presents a talk by Nick Ashton, curator of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic collections at the British Museum, and Deputy Director of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project.

Recent excavations on the East Anglian coast have transformed our knowledge of the early occupation of northern Europe. The work at Happisburgh has revealed rich organic sediments beneath the eroding cliffs. Flint tools have been recovered alongside wood, pollen, beetles and vertebrate remains, including mammoth, extinct rhinoceros and hyaenas. This evidence indicates that humans were occupying grasslands on the banks of the proto-Thames, over 800,000 years ago, in a cool climate surrounded by coniferous forest. The ability of humans to cope with winters cooler than today at this early date prompts questions about their technology, including the use of clothing, shelter and fire.

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).

7th Feb 201120:00SocietiesIcons of evolution and charges of fraudA talk by Dr. Nick Hopwood, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University. Talk run in conjunction with Cambridge BioSoc.
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Science Society.

7th Feb 201120:30SocietiesMythical beasts in algebraTrinity Mathematical Society hosts a talk by Dr James Cranch (University of Leicester)

"For decades, mathematicians have motivated much work by referring to several deeply interesting algebraic objects which sadly fail to exist under the normal definitions. I will exhibit several of these, including the field with one element and the localisation of the integers at the infinite prime, and discuss what they might really mean. Not much familiarity is required with any algebraic objects which really do exist."

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) (Old Combination Room).

6th Feb 201118:15ChapelSunday EvensongPreacher: Professor Janet Soskice,
Professor of Philosophical Theology, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Jesus College

God and some Theologians:
Thomas Aquinas

Preceded by Organ Music before Evensong at 5.40pm: Geraint Bowen (Hereford Cathedral)
  • Prelude and Fugue in c, BWV 546 (Bach)

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

  • Sonata No. 1 in F, Op. 65 (Mendelssohn)
(Chapel).

3rd Feb 201118:30AcademicFellows' Research Talks This term's Fellows' Research Talks will take place from 6.30pm to 7.50pm in the Master's Lodge. The speakers are:
  • Judith Driscoll: 'Nanomaterials for a Better Future'
  • Alexandra Walsham: 'Monuments of Idolatry? Religion, Prehistory and the Landscape in Early Modern Britain'
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.

1st Feb 201118:15SocietiesQuantum Theory: one world or many?Trinity College Science Society presents a talk by Dr. Jeremy Butterfield, from the DPMMS at the University of Cambridge, on the subtleties of interpretations of quantum mechanics.

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).

30th Jan 201118:15ChapelSunday EvensongPreacher: The Revd Dr Michael Banner,
Dean of Chapel

God and some Theologians:
Augustine of Hippo

Preceded by Organ Music before Evensong at 5.40pm: Stephen Disley (Southwark Cathedral)
  • Pièce d’orgue, BWV 572 (Bach)

  • Trio in c, BWV 585 (Fasch arr. Bach)

  • ‘Ertödt uns durch dein’ Güte’ from Cantata 22 (Bach arr. Duruflé)

  • Sonata in c (Pescetti)

  • Toccata on ‘Placare Christe servulis’, Op. 38 No. 16 (Dupré)
(Chapel).

25th Jan 201118:15SocietiesLevels of Explanation in Behavioural SciencesTrinity College Science Society presents a talk by Professor Alex Kacelnik, Professor of Behavioural Ecology at Oxford University.

The talk will be on the science and philosophy of explanations in behavioural biology. The issues will be examined in the context of two research projects, one examining the interactions of brood parasitic birds and their hosts in South America and the other studying the use and manufacture of tools by crows in New Caledonia, illustrating both themes with videos of natural and experimental behavioural sequences.

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).

24th Jan 201120:30SocietiesThe Universality PhenomenonTrinity Mathematical Society hosts a talk by Prof Terence Tao (UCLA Dept of Mathematics)

"It is a remarkable phenomenon in nature and in mathematics that the statistical behaviour of large complex systems are often governed by _universal laws_ that, miraculously, are almost completely independent of the microscopic mechanics of such systems. Well known examples of such universal laws include the laws of thermodynamics, Benford's law, and the central limit theorem; the zeroes of the zeta function are also conjectured to be governed by another universal law arising from random matrix theory. We will survey some of these laws, including some recent theoretical developments by several authors (including the speaker) that have rigorously established universality for some random matrix models. "

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).

23rd Jan 201106:15ChapelSunday EvensongPreacher: The Revd Canon Dr Alvyn Pettersen Canon Theologian, Worcester Cathedral

God and some Theologians:
Athanasius of Alexandria

Preceded by Organ Music before Evensong at 5.40pm: Jeremy Cole (Trinity College)

2nd Dec 201013:00MusicTrinity College ChoirThe College Choir will perform a lunchtime recital of Herbert Howell's Requiem.
Admission Free. (Chapel). Trinity College Choir.

30th Nov 201021:00MusicRelaxing Music for ChristmasTrinity's finest singers present an eclectic programme of festive music ranging from Rutter's sublime What sweeter music to Poulenc's Quatre Motets through Laurisden's O magnum mysterium. It would be foolish to miss such stunningly feel-good music!

Admission free. (Chapel). TCMS.

29th Nov 201018:45SocietiesTrinity College Historical SocietyPROFESSOR STEPHEN CHAN OBE

will be speaking to the Society on:

'BEASTLY, BESTIAL, BANDIDO OR BRIGAND: MUGABE OF ZIMBABWE, HIS ANTIQUARIAN
AND LATEST MANOEUVRES'.

Professor Chan, Professor of International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, obtained a BA and MA from the University of Auckland, another MA from the University of London, and a PhD from the University of Kent. His numerous publications include 'Robert Mugabe: A Life of Power and Violence', 'Composing Africa:
Civil Society and its Discontents', and 'Citizens of Africa: Conversations with Morgan Tsvangirai'. In addition, he is a published poet. He also happens to be highly proficient in karate, having been National Chief Instructor for Zambian Karate in 1984 and 1985. He has a colourful background as well. According to his official website, his grandmother 'was a swordswoman who participated in the conflicts of the warlord era in early 20th century China.'

The talks are free to Trinity Members, and 50p to others (Junior Parlour).

28th Nov 201009:15AcademicPrincipia Mathematica anniversary symposium2010 is the hundredth anniversary of Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica, a key work on the foundations of mathematics. A symposium is being held to mark the occasion, at the College where the authors were working.

This meeting is intended to address a broad range of interests: history, foundational mathematics, philosophy, type theory and mechanical theorem-proving. The symposium will be valuable to people interested in the intersection of these areas, or in relevant sub-branches of each area. Practitioners and students alike would benefit from attending this meeting.
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Registration & further details.

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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