THe-news: Easter Term 2016

 Sir Nicholas Hytner and the Master

Sir Nicholas Hytner receives Honorary Degree

At a special Congregation in the Senate House on Wednesday, 15 June, Sir Nicholas Hytner (1974) was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters. Recipients of higher doctorates conferred honoris causa are individuals of outstanding national, or usually international, achievement in their field.

Sir Nicholas read English at Trinity Hall and went on to become a theatre, film and opera director. He is an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall and former Director of the National Theatre, London.

Read Will Bordell's (2012) interview with Sir Nicholas


WYNG Gardens Topping Out

WYNG Gardens topping out

On Wednesday, 18 May, the last tile was laid on WYNG Gardens roof. The Master, Bursar, Junior Bursar and Development Director donned hi-vis jackets and hard hats to join builders Balfour Beatty and architect Tristan Rees-Roberts (1967) on the roof at the topping out ceremony.

The new development on Thompson's Lane will provide 72 en-suite student bedrooms plus kitchen facilities and common rooms. There will also be seminar and conference space.

Follow our progress via the WYNG Gardens Development timeline.


 Three Princesses of Mysore c.1806, Thomas Hickey (1741-1824), courtesy of Tate Britain

What is it that historians do?

Dr Nigel Chancellor and Dr Lutz Jermutus discuss how a striking and extraordinary portrait emerged from obscurity to be recognised as a significant record of celebrity endorsement in the history of western medicine.

Read the article

Alumni Office news

Alumni Photo Competition
There are just two weeks left to enter this year's Alumni Photo Competition. If you have a photo that captures what College means to you, send it in for the chance to win cash, feature in our publications and appear on our website. Closing date is Thursday, 30 June.

More details


Trinity Hall gifts
General Admission 2016 is almost upon us and we have a selection of Trinity Hall gifts available for those graduating this year, including cufflinks and the Trinity Hall graduation dog. If you will be attending on the day (Thursday, 23 June) you can find us by Latham Lawn from 1.30pm to 3pm. Alternatively, contact us on to place an order.


Other College news
 Professor Jane Clarke

Milestone Lecture 2016
On Saturday, 22 October, Professor Jane Clarke (Fellow in Natural Sciences) will discuss the role of protein folding in diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer, her route into research and why every woman should have the opportunity to have a career in science. Part of the THwomen40 lecture series.

Read more and book online


More news
Spitsbergen Retraced
Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion
Trinity Hall in the USA


With best wishes

Rachelle, Ginny, James, Emma, Liz & Kathryn

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