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

30th Nov 2013 AcademicCongregation DatesStudents or Alumni who are eligible to receive degrees may do so.

26th Nov 201318:00Guest SpeakerRemembrance Lecture by Professor Jay Winter of Yale University, "Commemoration and Turn Away from War: 1914-2014"Details: Remembrance Lecture by Professor Jay Winter of Yale University, "Commemoration and Turn Away from War: 1914-2014"
Speaker: Professor Heonik Kwon, Title B fellow

Date: Tuesday 26 November
Time: Lecture at 6-7pm, followed by reception
Place: Winstanley Lecture Theatre
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

26th Nov 201318:15SocietiesPeter Atkins “Much Ado About Nothing”It seems that if science is to answer the greatest question of all, how something comes from nothing without intervention, then one day it must move on to confront this question or forever be incomplete.
Free Entry & Refreshments.

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(Winstanley Lecture Theatre) (Old Combination Room).

25th Nov 201320:30Guest Speaker Dr. Vicky Neale (DPMMS): Some Unsung Mathematical HeroinesI'll pick some interesting female mathematicians of the past, and talk a little about their lives and work in mathematics. (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

24th Nov 201318:15ChapelChoral EvensongPreacher: the Right Hon. Lord Ian Blair (former Metropolitan Commissioner of Police)
Some Modern Saints? – the Unknown Saints

preceded by Organ Recital at 17:40
Stephen Farr (St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge) plays music by Scheidemann, Scheidt, Sweelinck and Buxtehude (Chapel).

19th Nov 201318:15SocietiesDerek Fray “Examples of Synergy Leading to Innovations in Materials Science”This presentation will illustrate how knowledge of a problem, coupled with an understanding of the requisite science, can lead to innovative solutions associated with the use of renewable energy, its generation and storage, green processing of materials (including recycling), and, finally, care of an ageing population.

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(Winstanley Lecture Theatre). .

17th Nov 201318:15ChapelChoral EvensongPreacher: Professor David Ford (Regius Professor Divinity, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Selwyn College)
Some Modern Saints? – Jean Vanier

preceded by Organ Recital at 17:40
Gregory Drott (St Stephen's Gloucester Road, London) plays music by Sweelinck, Bach, Ligeti and Bartok (Chapel).

14th Nov 201317:00Guest SpeakerBirkbeck Lectures 2013: Professor Simon J.D Green (University of Leeds)The rise and fall of the faithful city: Christianisation and Dechristianisation in England, C.1850 - 1950

Thursday 14 November: Industrial society and imperatives of popular religious improvement Thursday 21 November: The age of the churches and the odyssey of the associational ideal Thursday 28 November: The making and breaking of a Puritan progressive consensus Thursday 5 December: The evolution of modern indigenous paganism

Lectures take place at 5.00 p.m. in the Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.

Everyone is welcome. Tickets not required.

13th Nov 201318:15SocietiesCGG Research “A Day in the Life of a Geophysicist”CGG welcomes you to their Company Presentation on, which will detail a brief overview of the company followed by a talk from one of our Geophysicists about how they carry out their rôle and the skills they have transferred from university into the workplace.

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(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

13th Nov 201318:30Guest SpeakerFellows' Research Talks Location: Masters' Lodge
Talk Starts: 6:30pm.

Prof. Charles Kimmel (Biological Sciences):
How to get it right every time -- Regulation of skull bone development


Prof. Chai Lieven (History):
The First World War: A Russian Angle

12th Nov 201318:15SocietiesJohn Parker “The Benefits of a Cambridge Education: John Henslow and the creation of Charles Darwin”How was Charles Darwin, failed medic, transformed at Cambridge into a 22 year old naturalist versed in geology, botany and zoology and suitable to make observations befitting a Royal Navy Survey Ship? I shall explore the state of Cambridge science in the 1820s, and consider the life, science and influence of Professor John Henslow, now known as "Darwin's mentor”.

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(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

11th Nov 201320:30Guest SpeakerProf. Jonathan Mestel (Imperial): Carry on taking Fluids! Thus was I instructed by my G.P. when I was a Trinity undergraduate all too many years ago. So I took his advice, and here's some of the farrago that followed.
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

10th Nov 201310:55ChapelMattins and Act of Remembrance (Chapel).

10th Nov 201318:15ChapelSung Requiem (Fauré)Preacher: The Dean of Chapel
Some Modern Saints? – Dietrich Bonhoeffer


5th Nov 201318:15SocietiesJohn Oxford “Exhumation, Pathology and Genetics are Basic Ingredients to Reconstruct the Spanish Influenza of 1918”We have located individual influenza victims from the historical records at the Etaples Army base and linked these otherwise geographically constrained outbreaks in France to American nurses and doctors who travelled as volunteers between Etaples and Boston in the USA. We propose that this group of volunteers could form a conduit to transfer an evolving influenza virus away from the Western Front to Harvard Hospital and beyond.

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(Winstanley Lecture Theatre). .

4th Nov 201320:30Guest SpeakerProf. Tom Körner (DPMMS): Thinking at RandomWhen we are at school we are told that you cannot get proofs by just throwing things down at random. However sometimes we are so stupid that choosing at random may be the only way to show that something happens. (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

3rd Nov 201318:15ChapelChoral EvensongPreacher: Dr David Washbrook (Trinity College, Cambridge)
Some Modern Saints? – Mahatma Gandhi

preceded by Organ Recital at 17:40
Michael Waldron (Chelsea Old Church) plays music by Lübeck, Leighton, McDowall and Bach (Chapel).

31st Oct 201318:15ChapelSung Eucharist for the Eve of All SaintsCollegium Regale (Howells) (Chapel).

28th Oct 201320:30Guest Speaker Dr. Hugh Hunt (Engineering Department): Maths problems in Engineering - Handling InfinityI am an engineer who uses a lot of maths. One of the difficulties I encounter regularly is dealing with zero and infinity, because these are abstract concepts (nothing in the real world is infinite, and nothing that exists is zero). Mathematical models are comfortable with zero and infinity, for instance Hooke's law for springs - the spring can extend to infinity, and the maths says that a bouncing ball will bounce an infinite number of times before stopping. As for zero, an infinite wire of finite mass has zero width. But there is more. Can we assume that a rail (on a train track) is infinitely long? This is a useful assumption for sound radiation. What about a power cable between its supports - can that be thought of as infinite? A lot hinges on the answers to the integral over sin and cos from 0 to infinity, which are 1 and 0 respectively. An engineer can prove these results very simply. (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

27th Oct 201318:15ChapelChoral EvensongPreacher: the Right Hon. Frank Field (MP for Birkenhead)
Some Modern Saints? – Clement Attlee

preceded by Organ Recital at 17:40
Simon Bell (Dean Close School, Cheltenham) plays musicby Bach and Peeters (Chapel).

26th Oct 2013 AcademicCongregation DatesStudents or Alumni who are eligible to receive degrees may do so.

25th Oct 201319:30MusicSchütz and Bach - La Nuova MusicaOutstanding Baroque ensemble La Nuova Musica, directed by David Bates, perform Kleine geistliche Konzerte by Heinrich Schütz, and motets by J.S. Bach: Jesu, meine Freude; Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf; Komm, Jesu, komm; and Singet dem Herrn

Tickets £25, concessions £20 from or from Selene Webb in the Old Post Room, Whewell's Court. Student standby £5 at the door only (Chapel). .

22nd Oct 201318:15AcademicHerbert Huppert “Too Hot to Handle: The Future Climate”Herbert E Huppert,

Institute of Theoretical Geophysics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge


Current global anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide are approximately 32 billion tonnes annually. Earlier this year the atmospheric content exceeded 400 parts per million, the highest value in over 2.5 million years. The influence of this green-house gas on climate has raised concern. Associated global temperature increases, accompanied by increased variability, could lead to flooding, droughts and be responsible for early deaths. The presentation will present a general discussion of the background and current concerns of climate change and possible mitigation scenarios.

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(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

21st Oct 201320:30AcademicDoes Mathematics need a Philosophy?20:00 - 21:00

Prof Imre Leader/Dr Thomas Forster (DPMMS)

Does Mathematics need a Philosophy?

- a discussion -

20th Oct 201318:15ChapelChoral EvensongPreacher: Professor Werner Jeanrond (Master of St Benet's Hall, Oxford)
Some Modern Saints? – Anton Schmid

preceded by Organ Recital at 17:40
Matthew Owens (Wells Cathedral) plays music by Bach, Pachelbel and Bruhns (Chapel).

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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