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Trinity College

Educational

Trinity Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1TQ

Tel: 01223 338400

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Trinity College

Trinity is the college of Sir Isaac Newton, who had rooms between the chapel and gatehouse, in the 17th century. The college library was designed by Christopher Wren, it is said to be his finest work outside of London.


The wealthiest college in Cambridge, founded by Henry VIII towards the end of his life. The Great Court was designed by former Master Thomas Neville, & is the largest in Oxbridge. Trinity is the college of Sir Isaac Newton, who had rooms between the chapel and gatehouse, in the 17th century.

Here you can see an apple tree, a descendant of Newton’s tree in Lincolnshire, which inspired his work on gravity. The college library was designed by Christopher Wren and completed by 1690. It holds Newton’s Principia Mathematica, along with a lock of his hair. Also on display is the modern manuscript of Winnie the Pooh, written by A.A Milne, his son Christopher Robin also studied at the college. The Wren Library is open to the public call 01223 338400 for details.

Opening Times

2017 Opening Times (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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