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There is, as yet, no full-length account of Trinity’s history. The following works, presented below in chronological order of publication, are suggested by way of introduction. Trevelyan’s brief sketch (*) – a copy of which is presented to Scholars upon their election – is perhaps the best place to start.

  • Robert WillisThe Architectural History of the University of Cambridge and of the Colleges of Cambridge and Eton, ed. by John Willis Clark, introd. by David Watkin, 3 vols (1886; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), volume II
  • W. W. Rouse BallTrinity College Cambridge, illustrated by Edmund H. New (London: J. M. Dent, 1906) ————, Cambridge Notes: Chiefly Concerning Trinity College and the University, 2nd edn (Cambridge: Heffer, 1921)
  • * G. M. TrevelyanTrinity College: An Historical Sketch, ed. by Robert Robson (1943; Cambridge: Trinity College, 1990)
  • Richard Adrian (2nd Baron Adrian), ‘Newton’s rooms in Trinity’, Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, 18 (1963), 17–24
  • Alan B. CobbanThe King’s Hall within the University of Cambridge in the later Middle Ages(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969)
  • Philip GaskellTrinity College Library: The First 150 Years (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980)
  • Christopher BrookeA History of the University of Cambridge, vol. IV: 1870–1990 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992)
  • David McKitterick (ed.), The Making of the Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)
  • Peter SearbyA History of the University of Cambridge, vol. III: 1750–1870 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997)
  • Jane BrownTrinity College: A garden history (Cambridge: Trinity College, 2002)
  • Victor Morgan and Christopher BrookeA History of the University of Cambridge, vol. II: 1546–1750(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004)
  • P. E. Spargo, ‘Investigating the site of Newton’s laboratory in Trinity College, Cambridge‘, South African Journal of Science, 101 (2005), 315–21
  • Robert NeildRiches and Responsibility: The Financial History of Trinity College, Cambridge (Cambridge: Granta Editions, 2008)
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