Godfrey Kneller’s Portrait of Matthew Prior: a Mystery Solved

Until the Covid-19 pandemic forced the closure of museums and art galleries, the exhibition British Baroque: Power and Illusion was showing at Tate Britain in London. Trinity College lent two of the carvings by Grinling Gibbons from the Wren Library to this exhibition. You can read more about all the Wren carvings in an earlier …

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Bertrand Russell and Trinity

On the fiftieth anniversary of Bertrand Russell's death on 2nd February 1970, we take a look at his life through some of the documents in the Trinity College archive. The philosopher, mathematician and political activist Bertrand Russell began his studies at Trinity College in 1890, as a scholarship student studying for the Mathematical Tripos.  Later …

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