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40 years of women at Trinity: your memories and ideas wanted!

Alumni, Fellows, staff and students are invited to contribute their experiences, memories and thoughts about studying, living and working at Trinity.

2018-2019 marks 40 years since women first entered Trinity as undergraduates. In 1975 the College voted to change the statutes to allow the admission of women. In 1976 the first female postgraduates arrived. In 1977 the first female Fellow was elected. And in 1978 came female undergraduates.

To celebrate this milestone in the College’s history, we are creating a Living History of Women at Trinity. This installation will be in Hall for a special celebratory event on Sunday 28 April 2019 and the new Living History of Women at Trinity website.

We are seeking contributions now and those attending the 28 April event will be able to contribute on the day. We welcome your response to one of the questions below. You can respond in words (poetry or prose), with a photograph, or through a drawing, painting or other medium.

What was your defining moment at Trinity?

What surprised you the most during your time at the College?

What should change?

Due to the nature of the project and how it will be exhibited, there are some practical constraints:

If you are submitting text, please write up to 120 words. Because the Living History is a collection of personal recollections and ideas, ideally we would like you to handwrite your response and either post it to the address below or scan and email it to:

If you prefer to type your contribution, please email it.

All submissions should be A4 size maximum.

Please include your name, your matriculation date, or the dates when you worked or lived here, and a headshot (a passport-style photo is fine) of yourself. You can email jpeg photos (around 300 dpi) to  Your name, matriculation date and photograph will be displayed with your contribution to the exhibition, unless you prefer your submission to be displayed anonymously, in which case, please let us know.

Although we will endeavour to include as many as possible, we may not be able to include every submission, depending on the number received. The Living History Project is curated by Trinity Fellows, Dr Clare Walker Gore and Professor Adrian Poole. They may be in touch with you about your submission.

You can post all contributions to: Living History of Women at Trinity, c/o the Communications Office, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ. We will be happy to return any original photos and art works – please provide a return address.

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