The Memorial Service for Sir Michael Atiyah


A Memorial Service will be held for Sir Michael Atiyah, Fellow of Trinity, in the College Chapel, on Saturday 26 October 2019 at 2.30pm, followed by refreshments in the Master’s Lodge.

Sir Michael Atiyah OM, FRS, FRSE

Research Fellow, Trinity College 1954-1958 & Fellow 1997-2019
Fields Medal 1966
Honorary Fellow, Trinity College 1976 -1997
President of the Royal Society 1990-1995
First Director of the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge 1990-1996
Master of Trinity College 1990-1997

Born 22 April 1929
Died 11 January 2019


It would be helpful to have an indication of numbers planning to attend the service so we would be grateful if everyone who wishes to come could complete the form below:



The Chapel

The Chapel, which dates from the reigns of Mary I and Elizabeth I, is the centre of religious life for the College. There are regular services and the Chapel is also used for concerts.

The Chapel was completed in 1567, and all the statues here are of famous people who studied at Trinity, including Sir Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon and Alfred Lord Tennyson. The painting at the east end depicts St Michael binding Satan.

Further information can be on the Chapel website:


Directions by foot:
Enter the College via Great Gate off Trinity Street, head through the Porters’ Lodge and the Chapel will be on your right

By car:
For those who have requested parking in College, further details of where to park will be sent by email in advance and directions to the Chapel will be available from the Porters on the day