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College Calendar

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

28th Nov 200717:00SocietiesTrinity College History SocietyMajor Justin Featherstone, M.C. "Iraq: On the Frontline". Major Justin Featherstone will be giving a talk on his experience on the frontline in Iraq, the Iraqi people, and what went wrong in the war. Major Featherstone won the Military Cross for leading the men and women of B Company 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment during the four month siege of Cimic House in Al Amarah, said to be the fiercest and most protracted battle British forces have been involved in since the Second World War. Major Featherstone is featured in a new book by Dan Collins, entitled 'In Foreign Fields' as one of 25 heroes of Britain's wars in the Middle East (Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

28th Nov 200719:30SocietiesOLIVER LETWIN MP - 'New Politics' Oliver Letwin is Chairman of the Conservative Party's Policy Review and of the Conservative Research Department, and was elected a Member of Parliament for West Dorset in 1997. During his political career, Mr Letwin has been appointed Frontbench Spokesman for Constitutional Affairs, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and Shadow Secretary of State for Home Affairs. In June 2002, he was made a member of the Privy Council and in November 2003, he became Shadow Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. From May to December 2005, he served as the Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Mr Letwin's political interests include agriculture, European community affairs, education, international affairs and international development, social security, trade and industry. Outside politics, he has been a Director of NM Rothschild & Sons Ltd and Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge (1981-1983). His publications include: Ethics, Emotion and the Unity of Self; Privatising the World; Drift to Union; Aims of Schooling; and numerous articles in learned journals and the press. (Old Combination Room).

28th Nov 200721:00ChapelTheology 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.

28th Nov 200722:00ChapelCompline (Chapel).

25th Nov 200718:15ChapelAdvent Carol ServiceInvitations to apply for tickets will be sent to all current members of College (Chapel).

23rd Nov 200718:15SocietiesDr Frank Bongiorno - 'Howard's End: The Australian Election 2007Presented by the Trinity College Politics Society. Political veteran John Howard has been Prime Minister of Australia since 1996. His four terms in office have seen controversial policies, including a tough stance on immigration, refusing to sign the Kyoto Protocol, joining the war in Iraq and curbing trade unions. On 24th November, Howard will attempt to win a fifth term but is behind in the polls. Is this the end of the Howard era, and what does this mean for Australian politics? Dr Bongiorno is Senior Lecturer at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London, where he works on modern Australian political, labour and cultural history . He has previously taught at the Australian National University and the University of New England in New South Wales. Dr Bongiorno was also Smuts Visiting Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at Cambridge in 1997-8 and a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College. Ł1 entry includes drinks (Junior Parlour).

21st Nov 200718:00AcademicSir Anthony Kenny speaks on 'Wittgenstein and Religion'The first of this year's "Dean's Wednesday Evenings" - an occasional series of talks and discussion - is led by the distinguished philosopher Sir Anthony Kenny, FBA.
All welcome (Old Combination Room).

21st Nov 200718:15SocietiesAlistair King-Smith - 'The Challenges of Active Diplomacy: Achieving Peace in Sudan'Presented by the Trinity College Politics Society. Alastair King-Smith is a Foreign Office diplomat in the Operational Planning Team of the UK Government Post-Conflict Reconstrution Unit. Founded in 2004, the PCRU is an organisation which aims to strengthen the UK's ability to help achieve a stable environment in countries emerging from violent conflict. Its 'parent departments' are the Department for International Development, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Ministry of Defence. Mr King-Smith focuses on overcoming the challenges facing the Government in applying a compre­hensive approach to conflict resolution via military and diplomatic cooperation. Although he has been concerned with Iraqi and Afghan situations in the past, his main focus is Sudan; he has been involved in the negotiations on Darfur over the last few years (Junior Parlour). Ł1 entry includes drinks.

19th Nov 200720:00ReadingSUSANNA CLARKEA reading by the acclaimec author of 'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell'.

(Junior Parlour).

18th Nov 200708:30ChapelCollege CommunionSaid service with sermon (Chapel).

18th Nov 200710:45AcademicGraduate Arts and Humanities Symposium This one day symposium offers the opportunity to sample the breadth of research currently being undertaken by graduate students in the arts and humanities at Trinity, in addition to plenary papers from Dr John Marenbon and Dr David McKitterick.
Humanities Symposium Website
(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

18th Nov 200718:15ChapelCollege EvensongPreacher: The Reverend Dr John Binns, Vicar of Great St Mary's, Cambridge (Chapel).

18th Nov 200720:00FilmPandaemonium (Julian Temple, 2000)Wordsworth and Coleridge: a few radical ideas, a couple of cottages ... and a whole load of opium.

(Winstanley Lecture Theatre).

13th Nov 200717:00AcademicBirkbeck Lectures - Eamon DuffyEamon Duffy, Professor of the History of Christianity in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Magdalene College will give the fifth and last of his Birkbeck Lectures on the general subject of 'Inventing the Counter-Reformation: Religion under Mary Tudor'. Lecture 5: 'The legacy: inventing the Counter-Reformation'. Mill Lane Lecture Rooms; all welcome. Further details.

11th Nov 200711:00ChapelMattins and Act of Remembrance (Chapel).

11th Nov 200718:15ChapelSung RequiemDurufle: Requiem (Chapel) sung by the College Choir and members of the Trinity College Choir Association.

7th Nov 200721:00ChapelTheology 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.

6th Nov 200717:00AcademicBirkbeck Lectures - Eamon DuffyEamon Duffy, Professor of the History of Christianity in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Magdalene College will give the fourth of his Birkbeck Lectures on the general subject of 'Inventing the Counter-Reformation: Religion under Mary Tudor'. Lecture 4: 'The Burnings'. Mill Lane Lecture Rooms; all welcome. Further details.

4th Nov 2007 AcademicArts and Humanities Graduate Symposium (2007) - deadline for Dinner registrationThis Symposium, which will take place on Sunday 18 November, is a unique opportunity for graduate students in Trinity to present their work to their peers and to other members of the College, and to meet and be inspired by other researchers in the arts and humanities. It helps build communities among those with similar interests, and is an occasion when Trinity's impressive graduate research in these areas can be brought to the attention of the College at large. All current members at Trinity are very welcome to attend the Symposium, including Undergraduates and Fellows.

The registration fee for students is Ł8, which includes a copy of the facebook, tea and coffee during the day, and the symposium dinner in the evening. The deadline for registration for those wishing to attend the dinner is Sunday 4th November. To register, please write a cheque payable to 'Trinity Arts & Humanities Graduate Symposium', address it to: Sven Meeder, Trinity Arts & Graduate Humanities Symposium, Trinity College, and place it in Sven's pigeonhole in Angel Court. Please include your college and email addresses in case we need to contact you (Winstanley Lecture Theatre). Further details.

4th Nov 200718:15ChapelCollege EvensongPreacher: The Dean of Chapel(Chapel).

4th Nov 200721:00MusicTCMS: Fresher's ConcertThe greatly anticipated Freshers' concert, in which Trinity's newest members showcase their musical talent. Held in the wonderful surroundings of the Master' Lodge, this is always an enjoyable and relaxed event. The Master's Lodge, 9.00pm, 4 November 2007. Entry is free to members of Trinity, whether members or non-members of TCMS, and no booking is required.

1st Nov 200716:30AcademicHistory and Philosophy of Science Departmental SeminarAlisha Rankin (Trinity) will speak on 'Panacea's daughters: gentlewomen healers and experiential knowledge in early modern Germany'. Seminar Room 2, HPS, Free School Lane.

A number of learned physicians in sixteenth-century Germany sang the praises of a particular type of healer: a gentlewoman who made medicinal remedies and handed them out to the sick poor (also helping ill aristocrats and patricians in the bargain). This paper examines the topos of the gentlewoman-healer, arguing that aristocratic women gained respect as medical practitioners not in spite of their gender, but because of it. Particularly, it focuses on gentlewomen’s reliance on experience and empirical observation to confirm the success of their medical remedies, categories that overlapped with a new interest in observation in learned medical spheres.

1st Nov 200716:45MusicMusic in Michaelmas - Lectures in LentBalázs Kakuk: Music from the Court of Prince Esterházy. Haydn, Tomasini, Lidl and Esterházy. With the Haydn Baryton Trio, Budapest.

Balázs Kakuk is a professor at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, and the founder and artistic leader of the Haydn Baryton Trio Budapest, comprising of Balázs Kakuk (baryton), Anna Kakuk (violin/viola), András Kaszanyitzky (cello). Professor Kakuk is perhaps the most acclaimed baryton player in the world: not only does he give many concerts, but is also on many international juries, and his masterclasses are in great demand. The baryton, popular in the 18th century, is a stringed instrument similar in size to the cello. The best known pieces for this instrument were composed by Joseph Haydn for his patron, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy the Magnificent. Professor Kakuk will talk about the musical life in the court of the Prince, and with the Haydn Baryton Trio Budapest will play some of the most beautiful pieces written for the baryton by Haydn, Tomasini, Lidl, and the Prince himself (Old Combination Room).

1st Nov 200718:15ChapelSung Eucharist for All Saints' Day (Chapel).

30th Oct 200717:00AcademicBirkbeck Lectures - Eamon DuffyEamon Duffy, Professor of the History of Christianity in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Magdalene College will give the third of his Birkbeck Lectures on the general subject of 'Inventing the Counter-Reformation: Religion under Mary Tudor'. Lecture 3: 'Contesting the Reformation: Plain and godly treatises'. Mill Lane Lecture Rooms; all welcome. 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 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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