In October 1978, female undergraduates arrived at Trinity for their first term – and for the first time in the institution’s history. Since the statutes were changed in 1975 to allow women to be admitted, nearly 3000 women have lived and studied at the College, contributing to Trinity life and laying the foundations for a rich array of careers and eclectic trajectories.
Alumni, Fellows, staff and students of Trinity College are warmly invited to attend a special event on Sunday 28 April 2019, which will be the culmination of the 40th anniversary celebrations of women’s arrival at Trinity.
There will be a cornucopia of activities, including:
- Tales of the Unexpected panel discussion, in the Master’s Lodge
- Hidden Histories trail around College unearthing the women who lived and worked here, based on research by history student Amelia Hutchinson
- Art works by Trinity’s three female Fellow Commoners in the Creative Arts, exhibited in a hitherto hidden space
- World premiere of Women and Trinity, a new short film commissioned from alumna Sonum Sumaria
- World premiere of a choral commission specially created by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange and sung by female choir members
- Singing Workshop led by alumnae choir members
- Living History of Women at Trinity installation in Hall, to which contributions can be made on the day
There will of course be plenty of refreshments throughout the day including drinks and a light lunch on arrival.