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Campus & Culture

Trinity College is a place where learning – and learners – flourish.

On entering the College’s historic main campus for the first time, many people are struck by its sense of tranquility. It stands as an oasis somewhat set apart from the hustle and bustle of the ‘real’ world, despite being situated just one–and-a-half kilometres from the city centre. Old stone buildings with ivy-clad cloisters encircle a large open expanse of lawn (known as the 'Bulpadock') fringed by large trees, including the College Oak planted in 1880. 

But beneath its deceptively peaceful, stately exterior, Trinity College is a dynamic, vibrant institution, energetically pursuing a world-class education.

Trinity students find themselves immersed in an academic community where all facets of their environment – physical, intellectual, social, cultural, sporting, and spiritual – serve to inspire them to aim not just for academic achievement but for excellence in all they do.

It is an environment rich with history and tradition; where the walls are hung with an impressive collection of artworks; where students can interact with visiting academics, many of whom are world leaders in their field; and where both formal and informal discussion is encouraged and ideas flow freely. 

The College Chapel, itself a gem of early 20th century architecture, offers a place of worship and quiet reflection where those of all faiths and none are welcome. The Chapel is ‘home’, also to the internationally acclaimed Choir of Trinity College, whose music adds another dimension to the lively services presented by the Chaplaincy team under the leadership of the College Chaplain.

The College Dining Hall with its dark timber beams and portraits of distinguished founders, Wardens and former students is a hub of communal student life, as are the Senior and Junior Common Rooms also.

We invite you to explore all these features of Trinity College, and more.