From Cambridge to Capital: the Trinity Hall London Lecture Series

Date & timeThursday, 27 February 6:00pm - 8:00pm
LocationChancellor's Hall, University of London
Cost£10 per head
Booking closing date Tuesday, 25 February 12:00pm
Dress code No dress code
Event type Lecture and drinks reception

*Please note that there has been a change of speaker*


‘The Vatican: A State of Mind’ by Dr John Pollard

The timings for the evening are as follows:

18:00-18:30 Drinks reception
18:30-19:30 Lecture and Q&A
19:30-20:00 Drinks

Drinks are included in the ticket price (£10 per person) and you are welcome to bring up to three guests.


Dr John Pollard (1963) was professor of Modern European History at Anglia Ruskin University until 2003 when he became a fellow of Trinity Hall. He served as Director of Studies in History, Tutor and also as Fellow Archivist and Librarian until he retired in 2017. He is now an emeritus fellow of the College and was awarded the degree of Litt.D. by the University in 2019.

He is chiefly an historian of the papacy, and Italian Fascism. His PhD thesis was on the Vatican and Italian Fascism in the late 1920s and early 1930s. His most recent major work is The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958, which was published by OUP in the History of Christianity series in 2014. He has lived and worked in Rome on and off over the last thirty years.

Booking and cost

Online booking is now available, click here. If you would prefer to book and pay by phone, please contact Emma Grieveson on +44 (0)1223 332550.

The cost is £10 per head and includes a drinks reception. You are invited to bring up to three guests.

Guest list

The guest is available to view, please click here. Please note that only Trinity Hall members will appear on the list.

Venue and location

The lecture will take place at the Chancellor’s Hall, University of London, located on Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.

Dress code

There is no dress code for this event.


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We are able to offer refunds for bookings cancelled five working days or more before an event. Requests for late refunds will be considered on an individual basis and refunds will be issued at the discretion of the Alumni & Development Office. We cannot accept responsibility if weather or disruption to travel prevents you from attending. Please email or contact +44 (0)1223 332550 at the earliest opportunity if you need to cancel a booking.


If you have any queries, please contact Emma Grieveson on or call +44 (0)1223 332550.