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Trinity College

History

The history of Trinity goes back to the reign of Henry VIII and most of its major buildings date from the 16th and 17th centuries. The beauty and size of Trinity’s courts attract visitors from all over the world, but remember that the College is also a thriving, modern community today.

Trinity College, largest and wealthiest college in Cambridge. One of the college’s most iconic building’s is the Wren Library.  The architecture is another great work of Christopher Wren’s.

The wealthiest College of Cambridge

Trinity College was founded by Henry VIII himself but he was a very reluctant college founder. Although he did give them a lot of land, this was mostly land he had confiscated from the Catholic church, so it didn’t set him back by much. Today, Trinity is one of the largest landowners in the UK. They say you could walk from here all the way to Oxford without stepping off Trinity’s property. We doubt that’s true though the Porters patrolling would never let you walk on their property for that long. However, they do own the lease on the O2 Arena, shares in the port at Felixstowe, Land on the island of Manhatten and The Cambridge Science Park belongs to Trinity as well. With that said, nine-tenths of the moon belongs to Trinity. Their combined assets are rusted to be worth approximately three billion pounds. That’s a very small number of billions which is why they had to raise the tuition fees last year.

Alumni:

Sir Isaac Newton – mathematician, astronomer, theologian

Ludwig Wittgenstein – Austrian-British philosopher and Mathematician

Bertrand Russell – British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate

J J Thomson – Discovered the electron and the first sub atomic particle

A A Milne – Winnie the pooh

Blunt , Burgess & Mclane – Cambridges’ Russian spies

Eddie Redmayne – Actor

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