As with other subjects, the Director of Studies is responsible for guiding undergraduates in their choice of subjects and their general intellectual development within the subject. Lectures are organised by the History Faculty, in its amazing building, and they are attended by students from all colleges. Each college arranges teaching for the weekly essay, which is your major commitment.
One of the most exciting aspects of Cambridge is the opportunity to discuss your essays and ideas with experts and to get to know them well. You will be taught by historians from other colleges as well, just as students from elsewhere will come to Trinity Hall to find out about 17th-century political thought, colonial America, or modern Italy. Your Director of Studies helps each student devise a custom-built course and finds appropriate supervisors. The Faculty has over 100 teaching staff who teach undergraduate historians, and achieved top ratings in a recent comparative research assessment of all University History Faculties in the UK.
Undergraduate historians are also encouraged to embark on or brush up on foreign languages and have access to both the University Language Centre and language teaching.
Although a good deal of work is done on your own initiative, Trinity Hall historians are a friendly group who work together both informally and in seminars covering more general topics. We also have an enthusiastic History Society where invited speakers can be heard and questioned in comfortable and civilised surroundings.
Trinity Hall historians also enjoy themselves in the wider context of College and University societies, and they contribute in numerous ways to College life. Historians have provided more than their fair share of recent Presidents of the JCR as well as being very active in College music, theatre and sport. Trinity Hall historians also receive excellent academic results and go on to a wide array of top-level professions and careers.