Trinity turns blue

Trinity’s iconic Wren Library turned blue last night in support of NHS staff and key workers across the UK.

Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity, said:

It’s wonderful to see the Wren Library turning blue in support of NHS staff and essential workers across the UK. I know from my lifetime on the frontline of the NHS and then as Chief Medical Officer how hardworking, dedicated and selfless NHS staff are.

I am proud that Trinity has turned blue and that those still living and providing essential services in College tonight, as every Thursday, have paid tribute to the vital role of key workers in the national effort against COVID-19.

The striking #BlueWren was made possible by the creative collaboration of local companies, The Crane Event, Pink Lamp, JMPS, Jezo’s and Blueshed.

Justin Crane said: ‘Our team, combining the power of local event suppliers, were very excited to come to Trinity and work our magic – we think the Wren Library looked incredible.’

Martin Bond, of ‘A Cambridge Diary’, documents the team’s stunningly lit buildings in and around Cambridge each Thursday as part of the nationwide #MakeItBlue campaign in support of NHS staff and key workers. Last night, Papworth Hospital and Senate House also turned blue.

The initiative sprang from #ClapforCarers each Thursday 8pm. Emilie Colliar, one of the few students at Trinity during lockdown, said she was delighted to play her violin after the one minute of applause each week. ‘If I can bring a little bit of happiness to people at this time, I am pleased to do so,’ she said.

Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College, pays tribute to the NHS

Photographs: Graham CopeKoga

Watch Trinity’s #ClapforCarers and see the #BlueWren

Video: Mike Gormer & Darren Sykes


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