The core of a student's work in English consists of supervisions in small groups, usually involving two undergraduates meeting with a supervisor to discuss an essay each week. Supervisions are arranged by the Directors of Studies with appropriate specialists from across the University.
Writing and discussing your weekly essays are the principal focus of study, but there is also a wide range of classes, seminars and lectures organised by the English Faculty at the Sidgwick site, situated close by the University Library. There are also numerous talks by visiting speakers, as well as a diverse range of plays, films and other cultural events, such as drama workshops and poetry readings.
The College has no orthodoxy on how English should be studied, but prides itself on the intellectual freedom and resources it can offer students. Trinity Hall encourages a diversity of approaches and perspectives, using a wide range of different supervisors across the University. The College combines an informal and constructive atmosphere with the tradition of vigorous argument which has made Cambridge English one of the most challenging subjects in the University.