The Memorial Service for Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer


A Memorial Service will be held for Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, Fellow of Trinity, in the College Chapel, on Monday 1 July 2019 at 2.00pm, followed by refreshments in the Master’s Lodge.


Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer Bt, KBE, FRS

Fellow of Trinity College 1955–73
Dean of Trinity College 1963–71, 1972–73
Master of St Catharine’s College 1973–83
Vice-Chancellor University of Cambridge 1979–81
Honorary Fellow of Trinity College 1981–2018

Born 2 August 1927
Died 26 December 2018


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:


Memorial Service for Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

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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