Oxford’s Trinity College has announced its second season of public events


A preview of the 2024 General Election with one of the BBC’s election forecasters and the chance to see star pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason are on offer as part of University of Oxford’s Trinity College second season of public events in Oxford.

Continuing from last year’s highly successful inaugural Events at Trinity programme, this year’s programme caters to all interests – from world-leading medics restoring damaged lives in some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones to world-leading performers exploring some of the most sublime music ever written.

College President Dame Hilary Boulding said, “Since the (then) Prince of Wales opened our magnificent new Levine Building set in Trinity’s woodland garden, we have welcomed over three thousand members of the public to enjoy talks, tours, and performances, and to experience first hand the range of work that takes place behind the gates of an Oxford college.

“A sense of being open and – more importantly – open to all, is a touchstone for Trinity’s relationship with its local community. Whether you’re a school student, an Oxford resident, a visitor to our city, member of the University of alumnus, we hope you will find something to spark your curiosity.”

Creative Director Andrew Miller MBE said, “It’s been a real privilege to observe the response to the first year of Events at Trinity. Tentative at first, but transforming steadily into an audience who have enjoyed our varied mix of exhibitions, garden tours and concert recitals. We look forward to welcoming you!”

The Events at Trinity programme comprises two main strands: Trinity Talks and Trinity Recitals.

Some of the highlights for this year’s programme, running from October 2023 through to June 2024, include:

Trinity Talks featuring lectures, panel discussions and readings on a variety of subjects that are particularly pinned to topical themes in the news cycle, including: 

  • An expert panel on the 2024 General Election led by our Politics Fellow and BBC polling expert, Steve Fisher.
  • A talk on the science for more sustainable plastics by Chemistry Fellow Charlotte Williams.
  • A panel of experts from the academic, military and foreign policy express on the 75th Anniversary of NATO.

The Trinity Recitals season commences with Jennifer Pike (violin) and Martin Roscoe (piano) on Sunday, 29 October. The college welcomes back rising star Jeneba Kannah-Mason after her thrilling inaugural performance last year.

Trinity’s Gardens Seasons Tours celebrate the return of Spring when the college opens its gates to the public to tour and explore the iconic gardens and enjoy talks about sustainable gardening, gardening for wellbeing, and other topics.

Trinity is also an official partner of The Oxford International Song Festival (formerly Oxford Lieder) for several riveting performances by internationally acclaimed musicians in late October. 

Visit the Trinity College website for further information about the entire season.

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