Trinity Hall, Cambridge
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|Colleges of the University of Cambridge
|Full name||College of Scholars of the Holy Trinity of Norwich|
|Founder||William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich|
|Named after||The Holy Trinity|
|Master||Professor Martin Daunton|
|Sister colleges||All Souls College, Oxford;
University College, Oxford
|Location||Trinity Lane (map)|
|Boat Club website|
The devastation caused by the Black Death plague of the 1340s caused the loss of nearly half of the English population; Bishop Bateman himself lost nearly 700 of his parish priests, and so his decision to found a college was probably centred around a need to rebuild the priesthood. Thus in the foundation of 1350, Bateman stated that the college's aim was "the promotion of divine worship and of canon and civil science and direction of the commonwealth and especially of our church and diocese of Norwich." This led the college to be particularly strong in legal studies, a tradition that has continued over the centuries.
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The college site on the River Cam was originally obtained from the purchase of a house from John de Crauden to house the monks during their study, and the main court was built in the college's first few decades.
The chapel was licensed in 1352 and built in 1366, in the year that Pope Urban V granted the Master and Fellows permission to celebrate Mass in the college. In 1729, Sir Nathaniel Lloyd redecorated the chapel in what, despite subsequent enlargements, remains an intimate style, forming the smallest of the University's chapels. The painting in the chapel is Maso da San Friano's Salutation or Visitation, depicting Mary's visit to Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist.
Like the chapel, the Hall of the college was rebuilt by Sir Nathaniel Lloyd and enlarged in the 19th century. It also remains one of the smallest and most intimate halls in the University.
The college library was built in the late sixteenth century, probably during the mastership of Thomas Preston and is now principally used for the storage of manuscripts and rare books. The new Jerwood Library overlooking the river was opened by Lord Howe in 1999.
The college also owns properties in the centre of Cambridge, on Bateman Street and Thompson's Lane, and on its Wychfield Site next to Fitzwilliam College.
Historically, Trinity Hall was known for being strong in Law; today, it has strengths not only in Law but across a range of academic subjects across the sciences, arts and humanities. Situated on the River Cam, nested between Clare College and Trinity College, the college is known for its friendly and unpretentious atmosphere. It also performs well at sport (e.g., rowing by its Boat Club) and has well-known musical and dramatic societies, in particular The Preston Society named after Thomas Preston, author of the play “Cambyses King of Persia”, originally published in 1584, the year before he became Master.
It is a relatively small institution when compared to its larger but younger neighbour, Trinity College, founded in 1546. At first all colleges in Cambridge were known as Halls or Houses (e.g., Pembroke College was called Pembroke Hall) and then later changed their names from Hall to College. However, when Henry VIII founded Trinity College, Cambridge next door, it became clear that Trinity Hall would continue being known as a Hall. This is also why it is incorrect to call it Trinity Hall College, although Trinity Hall college (lower case) is, strictly speaking, accurate. Interestingly a similar situation existed once before in the history of the University, when Henry VI founded King's College (in 1441) despite the existence of King's Hall (founded in 1317). King's Hall was later incorporated in the foundation of Trinity College in 1546.
Masters and Fellows
Paired Oxford Colleges
- Hans Blix – Former UN Chief Weapons Inspector
- Stephen Hawking – Physicist
- David J. Thouless – Physicist
- J.B. Priestley – Writer
- Marshall McLuhan – Media theorist
- Michael Peppiatt – Art historian
- Frances Harrison – journalist
- Alan Pearsall – Naval Historian and curator at the National Maritime Museum
- Rachel Weisz – Academy Award-winning actress
- Edmund de Waal – Ceramic artist and author
- Alistair Potts – British World Champion coxswain
- Robert Runcie – Former Archbishop of Canterbury
- Andrew Marr – Political journalist and broadcaster
- Nicholas Hytner – Theatre and film director
- Abigail Rokison – Shakespeare academic
- Terry Waite – Fellow Commoner of Trinity Hall
- Geoffrey Howe – Former MP and Chancellor of the Exchequer
- Don Cupitt – Philosopher of Religion and scholar of Christian theology
- Mark Tully – BBC radio broadcaster
- Samuel Pepys – Diarist
- John Monckton, 1st Viscount Galway – politician
- Robert Herrick – poet
- Admiral Howard
- Donald Maclean – Soviet spy
- William Cooke – Hymn writer
- Khwaja Nazimuddin – Pakistan's second Prime Minister
- David Sheppard – Bishop and cricketer
- Ronald Firbank – novelist
- Billy Fiske – Olympian and first American fatality of WWII. Gold in both the 1928 and 1932 Olympics as driver in the US bobsleigh team.
- Tony Slattery – Perrier Comedy Award-winning comedian
- Matthew Holness – Perrier Comedy Award-winning creator of Garth Marenghi
- Sophie Winkleman – Actress
- Magnus Linklater – Journalist
- Greville Janner – Politician
- Norman Fowler – Politician
- Lord Millett – Law Lord
- Lord Nicholls – Law Lord
- Nicholas Tomalin – Journalist and reporter
- Thomas Bilney – Protestant reformer and martyr
- Alfred Maudslay – Archaeologist, explorer, and diplomat
- Andy Hopper – Computer Pioneer, CBE FRS FREng
- Emma Pooley – Olympic silver medalist
- Tom James – Olympic Gold medalist
- Aubrey de Grey – Anti-ageing theorist
- William Barnard Rhodes-Moorhouse – First airman to be awarded the Victoria Cross
- Hugh Lawrence Doherty – Tennis player. Two gold and bronze medal in 1900 Olympics, won Wimbledon five consecutive times in singles and eight times in doubles (with his brother)
- Reginald Frank Doherty – Tennis player. Two gold and bronze medal in 1900 Olympics, gold in 1908, won Wimbledon single four times and doubles eight times
- Douglas Cecil Rees Stuart – Rower. Bronze medal in 1908 Olympics
- Richard Frederick Boyle – Rower. Bronze medal in 1908 Olympics
- Harold Edward Kitching – Rower. Bronze medal in 1908 Olympics
- Lord John Wodehouse – Polo player. Silver medal in 1908 Olympics, gold medal in 1920.
- Sidney Earnest Swann – Rower. Gold medal in 1912 Olympics, silver medal in 1920. The only Manx person to have won an Olympic Gold.
- William Faulder Smith – Hockey player. Gold medal in 1920 Olympics
- Archibald David Emdonstone Craig – Fencer. Competed in the 1924 and 1948 Olympics
- Sir David John Meyrick – Rower. Silver medal in 1948 Olympics.
- John Cockett – Hockey player. Bronze medal in 1952 Olympics.
- John Taylor – Hockey player. Bronze medal in 1952 Olympics.
- Zafar Ansari – Surrey cricketer
- Adam Mars-Jones – British novelist and critic
- Sir Cyril Taylor - Businessman and social entrepreneur
- June Event
- Trinity Hall Boat Club
- List of Masters of Trinity Hall, Cambridge
- Fellows of Trinity Hall, Cambridge
- The Hidden Hall: Portrait of a Cambridge College, Peter Pagnamenta, ISBN 1-903942-31-4
- Trinity Hall: The History of a Cambridge College, 1350-1975, Charles Crawley, ISBN 0-9505122-0-6
- Warren's Book (Ed. 1911 by A.W.W.Dale)
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