Trinity’s formal hall for Cambridge students who identify as being from an ethnic minority will be held on Thursday 31 January.
Organised by Trinity College Students’ Union (TCSU), the formal hall offers a three- course dinner with reception beforehand in the Old Combination Room.
TCSU BME Officer, Gurkiran Singh Jolly, said the event was intended for any student at Cambridge University who felt, by virtue of their nationality or ethnicity, to be in a minority in the city.
‘The student community at Cambridge is multicultural and international – we want to celebrate that and enable students from wherever they come from, whatever their nationality or ethnicity, to come together and share their experiences in a welcoming environment. A formal hall at Trinity is the perfect event for that,’ he said.
Trinity’s Senior Tutor, Professor Catherine Barnard, welcomed the TCSU initiative.
Cambridge welcomes students and academics from all over the world and we are keen to celebrate this diversity of cultures which I am convinced generates interesting exchanges and creative ideas. Enabling people to get together and share their experiences in a convivial setting is at the heart of this formal hall.