Photograph of the Month: A Female Collier

Our final photograph for this year is taken from the Munby Collection. This major 19th-century collection of photographs and diaries, put together by Arthur J Munby (1828-1910), came to Trinity in the early 20th century and was opened, after an interval under the terms of the bequest, in 1950. The collection's significance lies in the …

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Photograph of the Month: Henry Martyn Taylor, mathematician

Henry Martyn Taylor (1842–1927) was an undergraduate at Trinity and later a Fellow. A mathematician who contributed to the study of geometry, he is also remembered for an innovation which made mathematical texts more accessible to blind people. After catching influenza at the age of 52, his sight was damaged and he eventually became completely …

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Photograph of the Month: Graduate Students 1976

This month we welcome new students to Trinity and shortly they will all visit the Wren Library to sign the Admission Book. College Statutes were altered to allow the admission of women to the college in 1975. This photograph dates from 1976, the year that female graduate students first arrived. Marian Hobson was elected the …

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Photograph of the Month: A.S.F. Gow, classicist

This month's photograph shows Andrew Sydenham Farrar Gow (1886–1978). A classical scholar, ASF Gow was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 1911 but spent the years 1914 to 1925 as the Assistant Master of Eton College. Gow's notable works include editions of Machon, Theocritus and the Greek Anthology. The Gow collection at Trinity College …

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Photograph of the Month: Trinity Bathers

This photograph shows bathers at Trinity during the Long Vacation in 1894. The three terms at Cambridge are separated by three vacations (Christmas, Easter and Long Vacation). The Long Vacation is aptly named since it runs from mid June until the end of September. During this time no undergraduate teaching takes place. The Long Vacation …

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Photograph of the Month: Besicovitch mowing the Lawn

This photograph shows Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch (b. 1891) mowing Trinity College lawns during the Second World War. Originally from Russia, Besicovitch came to Cambridge as a lecturer in 1927, was made a fellow in 1930 and was later appointed Rouse-Ball Professor of Mathematics (1950-58). He died in Cambridge in 1970. For further biographical information see …

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Photograph of the Month: Trinity May Ball in 1905

This month's photograph shows a group attending the Trinity May Ball in 1905.  They are posed around the water fountain in the Market Place.  College May Balls traditionally happen, not in May, but in June at the end of the exam period. The ball at Trinity College is the first to take place and is …

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