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Trinity Hall is one of the smaller Cambridge Colleges. It was founded in 1350 by William Bateman, making it the 5th oldest Cambridge college. It is affectionately referred to as Tit Hall.
Trinity Hall is on a road parallel to Trinity Street, behind Gonville and Caius, and next door to Clare. Trinity Hall can also be accessed by punt at the small docking area at the bottom of Latham Lawn. It has lovely views over the river.
Directions to Trinity Hall from the train station
Instructions from Cambridge Railway Station to St Andrew's Street:
- Go to the bus stop on the right hand side of the road as you come out of the station.
- Catch the Citi 1, Citi 3 or Citi 7 to St Andrew's Street (It's a fairly major road with quite a few shops. It's John Lewis that you'll go past on your left just before you get off - see picture of John Lewis on this site http://www.johnlewis.com/Shops/DSSho...22cambridge%22 - You'll be approaching from the bottom left of the picture so it's as you'll see it). Some of the busses turn off St Andrew's Street onto Emmanuel Street and stop there. If so just walk back to St Andrew's Street.
Instructions from St Andrew's Street bus stop to Trinity Hall.
- When you get off the bus, start walking in the same direction as the bus was going.
- You'll go past a taxi rank. Just after this there's a pedestrian road turning off to the left. Start going down this.
- Immediately you'll see EAT on the corner to your left. Rather than following the road round a bend and past Boots, go down the pedestrian way next to EAT (called Petty Curry if you find it on a map). You'll go past a Clinton Cards and the Disney Store on your left.
- Then you'll get to Market square (which has a market on it...). Keep going in the same direction straight to the other side.
- You'll see a big church to the right. Go down the passage to the left of the church.
- This takes you onto King's Parade. Ignoring King's chapel etc, you'll see the senate house buildings in front of you - 2 big white buildings on 2 sides of a square of grass with big black railings on the other sides. Turn right and go past the senate house
- Then turn left immediately after the senate house into a narrow passage which runs behind it.
- At the end of that passage you'll see the entrance to Trinity Hall just opposite and slightly to the right.
- Total Undergraduates in 2007-8 = 386 (184 men + 202 women)
- Total Undergraduates in 2006-7 = 384 (176 men + 208 women)
- Students admitted to their current course in Oct 07: 126 (67 men + 59 women)
- Students admitted to their current course in Oct 06: 124 (52 men + 72 women)
Trinity Hall Application Statistics See College applications and admissions statistics
Trinity Hall Application Statistics per subject See Appplication Statistics
64% of Trinity Hall acceptances in 2007 and 50% in 2006 were from state school students (source).
The College owns or administers over 500 rooms that are used to accommodate Junior Members. All Freshers and some of the third year live on the College’s Central Site; the great majority of the second year and some of the third year live on the Wychfield site, next to the College’s playing fields, in St Clement's Hostel, or in Bishop Bateman Court. During Lent Term undergraduates choose accommodation for the following year in a ballot run by the JCR.
All 1st year rooms are on central site, all have basic things like sink, bed, desk, armchair, chair etc. The higher the price you pay:
- the bigger room you have:- more armchairs, you could even get a sofa
- the nearer you are to wc, shower, kitchen (e.g. my room is in the lowest band:- no shower on my floor, have to go downstairs)
- you get a nicer outlook like front court/lathan lawn, unlike my room which faces trinity lane:- can be quite noisy
But don't think that lowest band rooms are bad, mine is much bigger than I thought and rooms in highest category are absolutely massive
As far as living facilities go, it can vary from staircase to staircase. Some have proper kitchens like you would have at home and corner baths whereas others don't. It depends which price bracket you apply for. Cooking facilities aren't really a big issue really though, as you can get meals in hall every meal time apart from Sunday lunchtime.
Trinity Hall has the smallest Chapel of all the Cambridge Colleges. The Chapel exists for every member of the Hall, and is available outside service times for private prayer and meditation any hour of the day or evening. Worship is broadly according to the liturgy of the Church of England, but all members of the Hall and their guests are welcome to attend any of the services, as indeed are outside visitors. Christians who would normally expect to receive communion in their own churches, whatever the denomination or tradition, are cordially invited to receive communion at the College Eucharists. It is not necessary to wear gowns in Chapel. There is a College Choir, who sing on Thursday and Sunday evenings during full term. We hope that, if you come, you will find a friendly welcome, good music, and stimulating preaching and teaching.
Library and Computing
One thing that really sets Trinity Hall apart is its splendid library. Designed to look like a ship, it hangs out over the Cam, with beautiful large windows around the front of it. It is called the Jerwood Library and was opened in 1999. It is fully airconditioned and so a comfortable place to study
Room Internet Connections:
- Termly free limit: 32 GB
- Cost per gigabyte above limit: £0.07
- Facilities: 100Mb/s ethernet in rooms (gets up to about 95Mb/s in actual use), Wifi in most communal areas and some rooms.
Trinity Hall's ranking in the Tompkins Table (which ranks the colleges by their Tripos exam results): 15th (2008), 16th (2007), 16th (2006), 17th (2005), 12th (2004), 19th (2003), 17th (2002), 15th (2001), 17th (2000).
Trinity Hall was declared the 11th sportiest Cambridge College in Michealmas 2009 by The Tab. See The Tab article: The College Cup revealed
Trinity Hall is very friendly, the kind of place where everyone knows everyone else and everyone gets to know everything... unless you're the sort of person who locks yourself in your room and doesn't bother to get to know anyone.
- Cafeteria and Dining Hall
- College Bar
- Jerwood Library (24/7 main library)
- Old Library (holds special collections and rare books)
- 24/7 Computer room
- Laundries (£1.60 for washing, £1 for dryers)
- 2 college punts
- Trinity Hall JCR Website - Association of undergraduate students
- Trinity Hall MCR Website - Association of graduate students
- Trinity Hall Undergraduate Prospectus Entry
- Look up Trinity Hall in the Cam Uni Students' Union Alternative Prospectus
- Trinity Hall Graduate Prospectus Entry
- Trinity Hall Graduate Union Alternative Prospectus Entry
- Trinity Hall Wikipedia Entry
- Youtube clip - Trinity Hall Event 2009 - Shlomo beatboxing
- Youtube clip - Rowing - Huntingdon Head of the River, Oct 2008
- Youtube clip - Trinity Hall RAG Charity Drag Competition 2006 - Miss Tit Hall 1 and Miss Tit Hall 2 and Miss Tit Hall 4 and Miss Tit Hall 5 and Miss Tit Hall 6 (Chat up round) and Miss Tit Hall 7 and Miss Tit Hall 8 and Miss Tit Hall 9 and Miss Tit Hall 10 and Miss Tit Hall 11