Clubs and Societies

Nurturing potential

Purpose: to ensure Trinity Hall continues to provide the necessary facilities for students to take part in sport, music or drama at the highest level and further develop their talents.

Current focus:

  • supporting THBC through contributions towards the Boathouse extension and new equipment
  • supporting College music and the chapel choir

Why support clubs and societies?

Taking part in College clubs and societies is an integral part of University life and helps students develop an all-round education and skills that will help them when they graduate. Our students are not just talented academically: many have gone on to become international athletes – even Olympic medal winners – or award winning actors; the support from Trinity Hall enabled them to develop their talents.

The Boathouse

The Boathouse has insufficient space for all the crews to train safely and effectively at the same time. Timetabling limited gym space within pressured Cambridge work schedules is difficult. To combat these issues we intend to build an extension to the west to offer a further 1900 square feet of space for training.

The additional space will allow more flexibility in training times, making it easier for crews to train more effectively together. The extension will also offer much more space for crews to undertake circuits, weights and erg training.


Trinity Hall is currently the only college fielding wooden boats in Bumps. These boats are too big and heavy and are no longer fit for purpose. In order to compete on a level playing field against other Colleges, we need to improve the stock of boats and blades that we have. The priority is to purchase new 8s for M1 and W1.

Many of the oars at the club are a fixed length and are handed down from previous generations of THBC rowers: the novice women currently use blades from M1 and M2 in the 1980s. Having modern adjustable oars would facilitate training for novices and also greatly decrease the risk of injury.

Proposed Boathouse extension
Proposed Boathouse extension

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