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College Calendar

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

9th May 200814:30MusicEdith Leigh Piano PrizeThe Edith Leigh Piano Prize (allocated from the income of a fund established in memory of Edith Leigh, pianist 1914-72) is awarded annually for a solo performance on the piano by a member of the College in statu pupillari. This year’s competition includes works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel and Szymanowski. Admission Free (Chapel).

7th May 200822:00ChapelSung Compline (Chapel).

4th May 200814:00SocietiesTCMS Wren Library Concert (members only - due to small venue)The Wren Library Concert, one of the highlights of the TCMS calendar, sees some of Trinity's most outstanding string players perform Bach's 'Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major,' BWV 1048, Vaughan Williams 'Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis,' and Richard Strauss' 'Metamorphosen,' conducted by Michael Waldron, all within the extraordinary surroundings of the Wren Library itself.
To apply for tickets, please e-mail Catherine Hickey ( Please note that you will not be issued with a paper ticket - you shall receive an e-mail confirming your place, and just state your name when you arrive at the door.

4th May 200818:15ChapelCollege EvensongPreacher: The Reverend Dr Lance Stone, Minister of Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge (Chapel).

2nd May 200820:00SocietiesTHE GREATEST POLITICAL PHILOSOPHER? ..... A DEBATEThe panelists will be:
Hobbes ....Dr Serjeantson, Trinity
Nietzsche .....Dr Ruehl, Trinity Hall
Aquinas ... Dr Ryan, Peterhouse.
Free for Trinity students, 50p for non-Trinity students.
Wine will be served.
Great revision for anyone taking a political thought paper and an excellent introduction for first/second years hoping to do so next year (Old Combination Room).

1st May 200817:30FellowsPoetics of the page as space: twentieth-century artists' books in FranceSeminar by Jean Khalfa (Trinity College, Cambridge).
Room GR06-07 in the Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge.
All are welcome.
More info: Daniel Wakelin ( .

1st May 200818:15ChapelSung Eucharist for Ascension Day (Chapel).

30th Apr 200818:15SocietiesPartners in Crime: Politicians and the CamorraThe Politics Society presents Tom Behan, who will profile the Neapolitan Camorra which has overtaken the Mafia as the most dangerous force in Southern Italy. It kills around 100 people each year, and has penetrated every political party. Dr Behan is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Kent. An expert
on Italian organised crime, he is author of "See Naples and Die: The Camorra and Organised Crime" (2002) and "Defiance: the story of One Man Who Stood Up to the Sicilian Mafia" (2008) (Junior Parlour).

28th Apr 200820:00SocietiesClinton and Obama: The end of American Conservatism?The panelists for this discussion will be: Professor Badger, Master of Clare College
Dr Preston, Clare College
Dr Foster, Homerton College.
This is a must for anyone taking paper 24 but will be fascinating for anyone following American politics at the moment.
Free for Trinity students, 50p for non-Trinity students.
Wine will be served (Old Combination Room).

27th Apr 200811:00ChapelUniversity Confirmation ServiceThis year Trinity hosts the annual service of Baptism and Confirmation for members of the University. The preacher is Bishop Simon Barrington-Ward.

This service replaces the 10.00 College Communion (Chapel).

27th Apr 200818:15ChapelCollege EvensongPreacher: The Right Reverend Lord Harries of Pentregarth, formerly Bishop of Oxford (Chapel).

17th Apr 200810:00AdmissionsWomen and Science Open DayThis Open Day is specifically aimed at prospective female applicants who would like to read science subjects. The programme includes a talk by an Admissions Officer and an opportunity for you to meet members of the teaching staff in the subject or subjects that interest you. There is plenty of chance for you to ask all the questions you may have. You can also look around the College, have lunch here, meet some of our students and look round the relevant department in the afternoon.

17th Mar 200811:30FellowsFuneral of Dr Eustace Fox (Chapel).

15th Mar 200819:30MusicTCMS - College ConcertStephen Layton conducts Trinity College Choir, Trinity Singers and Trinity Players in a concert of choral music to mark the end of term. Including works by Stanford, Parry, and current Fellow Commoner in the Creative Arts, Tarik O'Regan (Chapel). TCMS.

14th Mar 200818:30FellowsCommemoration of Benefactors (Chapel).

14th Mar 200818:30ChapelCommemoration of Benefactors (Chapel).

14th Mar 200820:00StudentsCommemoration FeastDoctoral scarlet and decorations are worn (Hall).

14th Mar 200820:00StudentsCommemoration FeastDecorations and doctoral scarlet are worn (Hall).

14th Mar 200820:00MusicThe Dmitri Ensemble - Passiontide 2008 TourJames MacMillan - in hiding...
Giles Swayne - Stabat Mater
James MacMillan - Seven Last Words from the Cross
Conductor - Graham Ross
Tickets £15, £12, £9 (concessions £2 discount each price band) from the Corn Exchange Box Office (01223 357851) (Chapel). The Dmitri Ensemble.

12th Mar 200821:00ChapelTheology for Non-TheologiansA group convened by Alice Goodman to provide some informal teaching and discussion of theology for interested students. Refreshments served. M6 Blue Boar Court.

12th Mar 200822:00ChapelCompline (sung by the Choir) (Chapel).

9th Mar 200818:15ChapelMusic and Readings for Passiontide (Chapel).

7th Mar 200820:00MusicConcert hosted by TCMSViolin and Piano Recital Violinist Natasha Sachsenmeier (Royal Academy of Music, Cambridge) and critically acclaimed pianist Alissa Firsova (Royal Academy of music) give a concert in the beautiful setting of the Old Combination Room. Wide-ranging and exciting programme to include Brahms' Sonata in G major and Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy.
(Old Combination Room).

7th Mar 200820:30MusicThe Cambridge Clerkes: Music of John TavernerCambridge's finest vocal consort performs musical gems by the overlooked master of Tudor music, John Taverner, in the stunning acoustic of Trinity College Chapel. Tickets are free to students of the University and
10 pounds general admission (Chapel).

6th Mar 200816:45ReadingGeoffrey Hill: Poetry RecitalAn event in the series 'Music in Michaelmas, Lectures in Lent'. Geoffrey Hill has been called "the one certain genius now at work in the English language," whose poetry is "dense, intricate, exceedingly compact, and has always had great visionary force." He will read from his work. (Old Combination Room.)

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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