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Living History: Kate Apley

Living History: Kate Apley

What surprised me most during my time at Trinity

In 2016, I organised the first ever Come and Sing event in Trinity Chapel, bringing together children from all backgrounds through music. It was a new and significant undertaking, and the College and Trinity College Music Society embraced the challenge of engaging with the wider community; the event has been run annually ever since.

Two years later, at an open meeting to share ideas for celebrating 40 years of women at Trinity, a casual suggestion that Ellie Tobin and I made to commission a new choral piece for the women of the choir received an immediate positive response. The College has been nothing but supportive since then.

There is still so much that could change about Trinity – perhaps most significantly the diversity of the College community in terms of class, race and gender. Nevertheless, this potential and willingness to change has been my most surprising and refreshing Trinity experience.

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Kate Apley matriculated in 2014, studying Medieval and Modern Languages. She is now studying for an MPhil in European and Comparative Literature.

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