The writer Ali Smith will be Trinity’s first Senior Fellow Commoner in the Creative Arts, starting in January 2019. The position, funded by Trinity alumnus Tom Hall, is designed to support the Fellow’s creative work and encourage participation in College life. Trinity Fellow and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Cambridge, Adrian Poole, said:
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.