I became Senior Tutor of Trinity Hall in 2013, having previously been the College’s Admissions Tutor. I also continue to act as Director of Studies in History – a post I’ve held since moving to Trinity Hall in 2000 from a Research Fellowship at Sidney Sussex College. Whilst I did my BA and PhD degrees at Sidney Sussex, I also spent a very enjoyable year away from Cambridge, researching a History MPhil at Aberystwyth University. More widely, I’m a historian whose research interests lie in the rich and complex history of seventeenth-century Britain. In 2014-15, I presented five films on ‘The Stuarts’ and ‘The Stuarts in Exile’ for BBC2, which are now available as a DVD boxed-set, and I’m currently completing a book on Continental European perceptions of Stuart England.
As Senior Tutor, I’m keenly aware that Trinity Hall remains first and foremost an academic institution and we’re delighted by the brilliant performances of our student community. Trinity Hall is also a very friendly place, where people not only excel academically, but also pursue a wide range of extracurricular activities – and have fun! We also aim to offer the very best pastoral and tutorial support to ensure that all students are able to make the very most of their time in Cambridge. Each year, undergraduate and postgraduate students arrive at Trinity Hall from all over the world and quickly contribute to the diverse and inclusive community that is our College. We always look forward to visits from prospective undergraduates and postgraduates and we likewise warmly welcome return visits from alumni and friends. Tucked into its compact city-centre site, Trinity Hall is a miniature gem with a global reputation.