The Videos from Trin Talk 2015 are now available to watch online
“100 years of General Relativity: Einstein’s theory of space, time and gravity was discovered 100 years ago.”
This short illustrated talk will describe recent discoveries about the Solar System, and about Earth-like planets around other stars, and outline ideas on how this cosmic panorama could be the outcome of a ‘big bang’ 13.8 billion years ago.
Zoe Heron (1990) is currently Series Producer on BBC2’s Horizon and Executive Producer on BBC4’s The Sky at Night – the two longest running popular science strands in the world. She read Archaeology & Anthropology at Trinity. She started directing for Horizon in 1999, debuting with Moon Children (2000). Her Horizon documentary Supermassive Black Holes (2002) was BAFTA nominated. Her other films for Horizon included Helike (2002), and Freak Wave (2002). Zoe rejoined Horizon in 2013 as Series Producer. Her recent Horizon films include The Truth About Meteors (2013), Man on Mars: Mission to the Red Planet (2014), What’s Wrong with our Weather? (2014) and Secrets of the Solar System (2015). Other subjects for Horizon include Living with Autism (2014), Ebola: The Search for a Cure (2014) and Is Your Brain Male or Female? (2014). Other Bafta success include winning with BBC2 series Battlefield Britain (2004) and a nomination for BBC1’s Can you Train Your Brain? (2011).
Registration and tea and coffee
TrinTalk Session 1 (3 speakers)
Q & A
Lunch in Nevile’s Court
TrinTalk Session 2 (3 speakers)
Q & A
Tea & coffee
The Wren Library was completed in 1695 under the Mastership of Isaac Barrow, who persuaded his friend Sir Christopher Wren to design it. The building work was carried out under the supervision of a local master mason, Robert Grumbold, who chose exterior stone with a pinkish tinge from a quarry in Rutland; the stone catches the evening sun quite beautifully.
The Library has exquisite classical proportions and maximises space and light having bookcases below window level. The first floor is decorated with limewood carving by Grinling Gibbons and furnished with a series of Roubiliac marble busts of College alumni, including naturalist John Ray and his friend Francis Willoughby, Richard Bentley, Francis Bacon and Sir Isaac Newton. At the far end of the library is a statue by Thorvaldsen of Lord Byron. This was originally intended for Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey, but was refused; Trinity was glad to accept it.
Manuscripts and printed books are kept in the Wren Library and there is also a modern library and reading room, which are not open to visitors. Some of the College’s most notable manuscripts are displayed in the Wren Library, including an eighth century copy of the Epistles of St Paul, John Milton’s shorter poems in his own handwriting and the original manuscript of Winnie-the-Pooh.
There is a virtual tour of the Wren Library Available Online