When Evariste Rutebuka joined the Tropical Biology Association (TBA) Publishing and Communications course held at Trinity last year, he had no idea it would transform his life as a PhD student at the Pan-African University.
Fifty 16 year olds from as far afield as Cornwall, Newcastle, Hastings and Birmingham are attending Trinity’s first residential for Year 11 students.
In Great Court the grass is brown, the air is still and visitors walk slowly. But Trinity’s historic clock is speeding up in the heat – currently it’s 2.7 seconds ahead of the correct time.
In the Chapel at Trinity there lies the tomb of the sister of Robert Smith, Master of Trinity, 1742–1798. Close to High Table is a precise copy of ‘Master John’s’ portrait of Katherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII, who founded Trinity in 1546. Some say it is Katherine who persuaded the King to endow the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, not long after dissolution of the monasteries.