Fictional Alumni

A number of people have only ever been to Trinity in the pages of fiction. A few of them are listed here. There is naturally some overlap with the anthology of Trinity in Literature

  • Peter Binney, in Archbold Marshall’s Peter Binney, Undergraduate (1899)
  • Dan Dare, hero of the comic-strip ‘Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future’, serialised in The Eagle. Matriculated ca. 1985.
  • Henry Esmond, in William Makepeace Thackeray’s The History of Henry Esmond (1852).
  • Emma Lavenham, a Fellow, girlfriend and subsequently wife of Commander Adam Dagleish in various novels by P. D. James.
  • Lord Gerald Palliser, in Anthony Trollope’s The Duke’s Children (1880).