Statement from Trinity Hall

The College has accepted the resignation of the Master, Revd Canon Dr Jeremy Morris.

Following allegations made in an online news site in early 2020, Trinity Hall’s Governing Body agreed in March that year to commission an independent, external Inquiry, led by Gemma White QC, into the College’s handling of all the allegations raised.

The Inquiry Report recommends that the College consider initiating disciplinary action against the Master in relation to his handling of one allegation made against a third party. The Governing Body has determined that there is a prima facie case for disciplinary action.

The Master disputes this recommendation, noting in particular the Inquiry’s recognition that a number of contributors had praised his personal support for those who have raised issues of sexual abuse in specific situations. However, he considers that it is in the best interests of the College for him to offer his resignation, given the difficulties of the last 18 months, to enable the search for a new Master to begin.

The College thanks Revd Canon Dr Jeremy Morris for his seven years of service to the College as its Master and for his nine years as Dean of Chapel, and wishes him well for the future.