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Prospective Students


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.


Miss Vicky Mills
Admissions Officer
Trinity Hall
Trinity Lane
Cambridge CB2 1TJ

t: +44 1223 332535

Undergraduate Admissions
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Jerwood Library

Our award-winning Jerwood Library was built in 1999, and is open 24 hours a day to Trinity Hall's undergraduate and graduate students and Fellows.

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Day in the Life

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Open Days

Aimed at sixth-form students considering Cambridge University – see the College, courses, and admissions process.

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JCR (for Undergrads)

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The JCR (Junior Combination Room) is the College student union for undergrads. Organising socials, sports and entertainment, the JCR also has its own common room for meeting or relaxing with TV.

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