Founded in 1555, Trinity College sits on the foundations of a Benedictine monastery dating back to 1291. The land was surrendered to the Crown in 1545 during the Reformation, and as purchased by civil servant Thomas Pope in 1555. Mr Pope founded Trinity College 16 days later.
The College’s renowned alumni include:
Famous for its beautiful gardens, stunning chapel, and fierce rivalry with neighboring Balliol College, Trinity is home to approximately 310 undergraduate students studying 18 subjects from Computer Science to Theology. A well-told story details the experience of a young lady who, arriving for her first Semester at Trinity College, learned that the waiting list for marriages in the college chapel was seven years long. She optimistically booked her wedding there and then, despite her lack of a partner.
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