A Visit to Trinity College

6th February 2019

The day started with a lovely 5 minute walk to Trinity College from Cherwell house. 

Trinity College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. The college was founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas Pope, on land previously occupied by Durham College, home to Benedictine monks from Durham Cathedral.

Despite its large physical size, the college is relatively small in terms of student numbers at approximately 400. It was founded as a men's college and has been coeducational since 1979.Trinity College has produced three British prime ministers.

When we arrived at the college a very informative presentation was delivered by the Access Officer. Students got to know about the structure of Oxford University and the college system in particular, and the university’s admission criteria and procedure was explained in detail. Our students were then given a ‘real life’ account of applying to Oxford University by a second year History undergraduate at Trinity College, and Cherwellians were able to pose their own questions in the informal conversation. Lunch was provided in Trinity's grand Dining Hall, and we were then given a tour of the college grounds. To end the day, our students walked to the Natural History Museum for a session on Biological evolution: Ideas and Theories.

Our students had a very informative and enjoyable day, and we thank Trinity College for the opportunity and their great hospitality! 


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