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.
Cambridge’s innovation ecosystem has received another boost with the topping out of the Bio-Innovation Centre at Cambridge Science Park - part of a new cycle of investment and renewal catalysed by a landmark joint venture between Trinity College and Tus-Holdings, Beijing.
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.
Trinity is seeking a new Master after Sir Gregory Winter announced that he would step down in July 2019.
Dr Clare Walker Gore came to Trinity in 2016 from Selwyn College after her PhD which explored the fictional representations of disability in the Victorian period. In the second of a series of Q&As with Trinity’s Junior Research Fellows, Dr Walker Gore explains the extent to which novelists such as Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Charlotte Yonge and Dinah Craik relied on the concept of disability to make their plots work. And she outlines her new project about women novelists’ fiction and life writing.