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Edition: Michaelmas 2022
1 Societies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
AMR Action Group 8
Boardgaming Society 9
Christian Union 10
Economics Society 11
Entente Cordiale (French Society) 12
Ethical and Green Affairs (TEGA) 13
Feminism Society 14
Green Thumbs (Gardening Society) 15
Italian Society 16
Law Society 17
Magpie and Stump 18
Mathematical Society 19
Medical Society 20
Music Society 21
Oriental Society 22
Philosophy Society 23
Photography Society 24
Politics Society 25
Psychology Society 26
Responsible Investment Society (TRIS) 27
Science Society 28
Serbian Society 29
Yoga Society 31
BA Society 32
2 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
First and Third Trinity Boat Club 36
Football (Men’s) 41
Football (Women’s) 42
Hockey (Mixed) 43
Netball (Mixed) 45
Netball (Women’s) 46
Rugby Union 47
Swimming and Water Polo 49
Ultimate Frisbee 51
This booklet has been made to help you learn more about the wide variety of
societies which Trinity has to offer. Joining societies here at Trinity is a great way
to relax and make new friends, as well as to get involved with something you are
really passionate about. There are so many to choose between, from all the sports to
the Music Society and the Oriental Society.
At the beginning of Michaelmas term, there will be a societies fair called Chaplains’
Squash, where you can speak to the current captains/committee members, get to
know a bit more about what they do and sign up to their mailing lists. You can also
find a full list of Trinity societies on the TCSU website.
There is also the University Freshers’ Fair where you will find more societies that
may interest you. If you think there is a society missing, you can start one from
scratch and apply for funding from Trinity. For more information on this, email
Saksham, the TCSU Junior Steward (email@example.com), or check the
So go ahead, sign up for as many societies as you want and don’t forget to enjoy
your time here at Trinity!
This chapter contains a summary of all of the non-sporting societies available in
Trinity College. The best way to join a society is to sign up for its mailing list at
Chaplains’ Squash. However, you’re welcome to join any society at any point in the
year, so don’t stop yourself from getting involved just because you heard about
something too late!
If you feel like there’s a hole in the list of societies that you’d like to help fill,
contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to set one up!
AMR Action Group
The Trinity AMR Action Group was founded during the peak of the Covid
Pandemic back in 2020 by our very own Master, Dame Sally Davies, who is a
passionate public figure regarding the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
We aim to promote AMR awareness amongst the student population in Cambridge
by using a variety of different means including: talks from significant individuals
within industry, policy and science; and informal socials such as formals and film
screenings. We also run an assortment of different activities during World AMR
Awareness Week, which happens annually in November, including our annual AMR
conference, hosting a variety of different guest speakers and topics.
Finally, for those who are interested in writing, design and research, we are
currently writing and disseminating the TrinAMR Student Guide on AMR
Awareness as well as undertaking research on AMR-themed projects.
If any of the above sounds interesting and you’re keen to learn more about what we
do and how to get involved, then please check out our Facebook and Instagram
(https://linktr.ee/trinityamractiongroup) to keep up-to-date with our latest activities!
Contact: Martin Tam (email@example.com)
We host boardgaming sessions every Saturday in Burrell’s Field Common Room,
starting at 7.30pm and going on late into the night. Grab a few friends and come
along for an evening of problem solving and strategising, whether you’re a
boardgaming pro or a complete novice. We have a large variety of games on offer –
there is more to board games than just Monopoly!
Feel free to bring along your own games as well. Snacks and drinks are provided.
Hope to see you there!
Contact: Glen Lim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trinity College Christian Union (TCCU) exists to make Jesus known in college.
We’re a group of Christians who meet together each week to look at the Bible
together, chat about a passage and pray together, most often with some form of food
involved! We also run events in college to help people understand what we believe
and explore Christianity for themselves. We would love to hear from you!
Contact: Daniel Read (email@example.com) or Rachel Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Trinity Economics Society is open to students from any subject. We hold social
events a few times a term ranging from bowling to speakers’ events so if you enjoy
free food, fun or general talk on economics, TES has got you covered! We also
organise economics-themed seminars/workshops that help develop professional
skills and provide peer-to-peer career advice for applications. You can find us on
Facebook or join our mailing list to hear more about upcoming events.
Contact: Sunny Chung (email@example.com)
Entente Cordiale (French Society)
Bienvenue à Trinity!
Entente Cordiale, Trinity College French Society, is looking for new recruits! Be
sure to sign up at Chaplain’s Squash for updates on all of Entente Cordiale’s
fabulous upcoming events. Open to all with an interest in Francophone culture,
regardless of French level, if any.
Previous events have included free trips to London to explore French culture (e.g.,
trips to the National Gallery to see French exhibitions), a fortnightly Cinéclub with
a fantastically varied film programme (in all genres from the Nouvelle Vague to
recent releases) regularly accompanied by French nibbles (such as homemade
crêpes!). Other highlights are the French breakfast mornings for those wanting to
practise some conversational French over a glorious selection of French patisseries,
as well as cheese and wine evenings and opportunities to get involved with the
Cambridge Annual French Play (last time was an avant-garde adaptation of
Molière’s Le Misanthrope!).
Contact: Lidija Beric (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ethical and Green Affairs (TEGA)
Trinity Ethical and Green Affairs (TEGA) is a society for anyone at Trinity who is
interested in the environment, sustainability and other ethical causes. We look for
ways to improve both our own, and Trinity’s, environmental and social impact. We
host speaker events, including speakers who have assumed positions as Members of
Parliament, a UN special rapporteur, government advisors, and who work in various
areas from policy making to research to journalism.
We also initiate causes such as Trinity Green Tuesday to make the College a greener
place. Apart from speakers and social events, we also host plant sales every year,
offering an economical, convenient way to dress up your room with a shade of
We would love to see you at some of our meetings and events! You can find us on
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/trinityethicalgreenaffairs) or Instagram
Contact: Xingjian Hou (email@example.com)
Trinity College Feminism Society exists to promote gender equality and challenge
the patriarchy in Trinity College, Cambridge and beyond. Our society is strictly
inter-sectional and welcomes people from all gender orientations and none. All we
ask is that you are interested and engaged in gender issues and those who want to
This year we’re going to be hosting loads of exciting events including panels,
discussions, movie nights, social mixers and more so there are lots of ways to get
involved Although we want to have discussions about gender equality, it’s also
really important to us that we can create a fun and supportive community of people
in Trinity who share a common cause— gender equality.
Follow our Facebook (Trinity College Feminism Society) and Instagram
(@trinfemsoc) to keep updated with information for our upcoming events!
Contact: Kapri Bentelepe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Green Thumbs (Gardening Society)
If you’re interested in trying out gardening in the Pearce Hostel raised garden beds
this year to unwind from stressful weekly essays while growing some delicious fruit
and veg, join our relaxed gardening sessions. All levels of experience are welcome
so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re interested.
Contact: Julia Frieberger (email@example.com)
Benvenuti al Trinity College!
Rightful heirs of the Roman Empire and Italy enthusiasts, Trinity’s new-born
society is calling you to live this year in a full Italian fashion: art, nature and food
are only a glimpse of the beauty that the richest Mediterranean culture has to offer.
Trinity’s Italian Society makes experience and exchange of ideas its defining
features: whether you are learning the Italian language or are just curious about the
secrets of our kitchen, you will have a chance to try them out yourself. In our
cooking sessions, for example, we explore the delicacies of every region of the
peninsula, ranging from the fancy north to the pure south.
Italians are often depicted abroad as loud and as having no filters and in our society
we always try to keep the better part of that verve and openness, which often result,
after our events, in heated but honest discussions about the broadest kind of topics.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Contact: Luca Muscarella (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Trinity College Law Society (TCLS) is open to students from all years and
subjects with an interest in learning more about law (both as a subject and as a
career). We organise panel events on a wide range of legal topics, career events, and
moots. We’re a very welcoming society and also have many socials spread
throughout the year such as our popular Welfare Pizza Night and Cheese and Chill
All students studying Law are automatically members of our society. However, if
you’re a non-law student interested in joining, be sure to find us at Chaplains’
Squash or contact us and we’ll add you to our mailing list. We look forward to
meeting you soon!
Contact: Georgina Turner (email@example.com)
Magpie and Stump
Surprisingly enough, going by the reputation of its students, Trinity’s oldest society
is not the Trinity Mathematical Society but its comedy society. Magpie and Stump
was founded in 1866 as a debating society, with the son of Charles Darwin as a
It seems clear to us that the Trinity student body is on a trajectory of becoming
funnier each year, as demonstrated by Magpie’s evolution from debating society to
‘humorous debating society’ (by the early 20th century) to the hub of comedians and
performers it is today, putting on comedy shows and funding up-and-coming
comedians and writers at the ADC and in Cambridge. This is a view that sits very
well with current members. Although the society is no longer the pipe-smoking
men’s club it was back when Bertrand Russell and King George VI were members,
it remains an active society that puts on monthly writing groups and welcomes any
member of College who is interested in writing, performing or watching comedy.
Contact: Hatty Innes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Are you excited to discuss new ideas at the cutting edge of mathematical research?
Ever wondered why (almost) every mathmo loves brown bread ice cream?
The Trinity Mathematical Society was founded in 1919 by Hardy with an aim to
"promote the discussion of subjects of mathematical interest". More than a century
later, we are (we believe) the oldest surviving subject society at any British
university. We host talks every Monday, where we invite mathematicians from
across the world to discuss their research. In the past, we have hosted Hardy,
Conway, Bollobás, Atiyah, Davenport, Wittgenstein, Susskind and many more. We
also organise a range of social events, most famously our Annual Dinner and our
annual cricket match against the Adams Society at John’s.
As one of the oldest societies, we also hold a certain degree of fascination for our
traditions of dropping apples, "Call My Bluff" and Trinity’s famous brown bread ice
Contact: Somsubhro Bagchi (email@example.com)
The Trinity College Medical Society is open to students of all years from any
courses. No matter whether you’re an aspiring doctor or simply want to fuel your
curiosity about the world of medicine, we welcome you to join in and get involved
with the events we organise. Maybe you want to expand your knowledge with talks
from insightful speakers, including the Master herself, on a range of topics from
current research to personal experiences of work in the field. Perhaps you want to
destress after a hard day of studies with our different socials such as punting trips
and garden parties where you can socialise and get to know other members of the
society. Sign up to be sure you get notified about our events and opportunities!
Contact: Justin Ho (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trinity College Music Society is Cambridge’s largest and busiest college music
society. We put on several events every week during term-time (often in the chapel)
ranging from solo recitals and chamber music to operas and an annual comic
operetta (the cast and band of last year’s are in the picture). We also put on jazz
nights in the bar. You can check out our YouTube channel to see nearly all of the
concerts from last year.
Our biggest regular group is the Trinity Singers, one of Cambridge’s best
non-audition choirs. They would usually perform several concerts a year. The choir
is open to anyone, whether or not they are a member of the university. If you enjoy
singing definitely give it a go.
Whatever your instrument and level, we’re keen to get you involved. Perhaps the
best way to get the ball rolling is to say hello during the Chaplains’ squash. We can
add you to our records of college musicians and send you an email if there’s a
concert or group we think you might enjoy participating in.
Contact: Sophie Williams (email@example.com)
Hello Freshers! Sushi. Dumplings. Anime films. If you like any of those things,
only one society delivers: The Trinity Oriental Society!
TOS (for short) gives Trinity students the opportunity to take a break from their
studies and offers a taste of East Asian culture (quite literally!). From delicious
snacks to captivating films, the society does not hold back when it comes to giving
the students fun activities, great food and awesome events.
Hundreds of dumplings are made for Chinese New Year by the committee, bringing
the whole College together. Our annual Fire Ramen challenge separates the ra-men
from other ra-men with somewhat higher spice. It is guaranteed to make people cry:
whether from the spice itself or from laughing at the person next to you making a
bold attempt. We also have Pepero Day, film nights and more (all accompanied with
tasty snacks to tempt your appetite).
Check out as many of our events as possible and we hope you enjoy your first year
Contact: Jonathan Loke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trinity philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein was known for turning up at Bertrand
Russell’s room at midnight and pacing about as he thought about philosophy,
refusing to say anything. Trinity Philosophy Society aims to continue this tradition,
but with two minor additions: wine, and chat.
There is, indeed, not a single place in Trinity where you will find more searching
and vigorous debate. With previous topics ranging from the bowels of metaphysics
to the peaks of applied ethics, through the far reaches of philosophy of mathematics
and political philosophy, there’s bound to be something for you. We even serve
non-alcoholic alternatives to our wine. To top it all off, our graphic design is famed
throughout the college.
Find us in the Junior Parlour every Friday of full term from 8:15pm – and make sure
to like and follow our Facebook page for exciting updates.
Contact: Arun Prabhakar (email@example.com)
Own a phone? Great— join us and start learning the art of photography! No matter
your experience, everyone is welcome. While at Trinity, we have unique access to
quality equipment. We have a darkroom for those interested in Film, expertise in
editing for those interested in Digital, and a committed community for those who
just want a chance to socialise and find out more about photography.
We will be holding regular photo-walks around Cambridge. It’s a great way to
de-stress as well as getting to know people and the city around you. Lessons are
flexible and open to all, helping you improve the quality of your images and
discover new techniques for taking them. Competitions will be held throughout the
year; they will vary in theme, may be internal or against other colleges and will
naturally involve prizes.
Contact: Misha Medvedev (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ali Ahmed
Trinity Politics Society is a non-partisan political society that hosts a variety of
events with leading politicians, journalists, academics, and activists each term.
Some of our recent events include talks and panels on Black Lives Matter,
environmental protest, the Refugee Crisis, and a discussion with the now
Ambassador to Afghanistan (and Trinity alumnus) Sir Laurie Bristow.
We strive to be a platform for engaging, nuanced, and thought-provoking political
debate and discussion on topics of local and global importance. Getting involved
with Trinity Politics Society is an amazing way to plan events with figures you
admire on topics of interest to you. Students of all subjects (politics or otherwise)
are very welcome to join!
Check out our Facebook and Instagram (@trinpolsoc) for more information on what
we’ve been up to and what we have planned for the year ahead!
Contact: Evie Morgan (email@example.com) or Matthew Gursky
The Trinity Psychology Society is a group of students who are interested in
psychology and neuroscience. We are open to Trinity students from any subject,
and many of our events are also open to all University students - so it’s a great
opportunity to meet like-minded people! Just like the Psychological and
Behavioural Sciences course, the Society is relatively new, but we’re planning on
putting on some interesting talks and events, so stay tuned! Previous speakers
include Robert Plomin, Adrian Raine and Lise Eliot.
We’re also planning on hosting social events this year, so make sure to check out
our Facebook (https://m.facebook.com/trinpsychsoc) and Instagram
(@trinpsychsoc) pages to stay tuned!!
Contact: Alessa Weiler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Responsible Investment Society (TRIS)
Are you worried about the state of the world? Ever wondered what you could do
with £1.8 billion?
Since our founding in 2018, TRIS has lobbied the College to manage its substantial
endowment in line with its values and reputation as a world leader in education and
research. In 2019, the College divested from coal, weapons and tobacco. In 2021,
the College announced its decision to divest from fossil fuel companies and to set a
2050 target of net-zero carbon emissions across the entire endowment. Currently,
TRIS hopes to focus on crafting shareholder coalitions to persuade banks (in which
the College holds shares) to exercise greater caution in and eventually stop funding
new fossil fuel ventures. We also hope to persuade the College not only to guide its
investments away from negative and damaging industries but towards positive ones
that will actively improve all our futures.
TRIS meets fortnightly and frequently liaises with the Bursary. We represent the
College at AGMs of major energy, finance and pharmaceutical companies, most
recently HSBC and Barclays. We also host an Annual Forum to foster discussion
between the College and leaders in academia and industry so as to more effectively
harness the College’s wealth.
If you’re keen to have a positive impact on moving us towards a more socially and
environmentally responsible world while you are still at university, please consider
signing up to our mailing list and visiting us at Chaplain’s Squash!
Contact: Somsubhro Bagchi (email@example.com)
The Trinity College Science Society organizes science-related talks every Tuesday
evening along with film nights, career events, scientific socials, formal swaps and
various other events throughout the year. We pride ourselves on having a diverse
lineup for our talks, with a record of speakers ranging from Nobel Laureates to
Members of Parliament.
Most of our talks this year will be held in-person at the Winstanley Lecture Theatre.
To keep updated with talks and other news, please sign up to the mailing list at
https://lists.cam.ac.uk/sympa/info/trin-tcss or visit us at https://tcss.soc.srcf.net/.
You can also find us on Facebook or Instagram @trinsoc.
If you would like to know more, please reach out to us either via email or come and
meet us at the Freshers’ Fair or Chaplain’s Squash. We have an exciting year of
talks and events ahead of us - don’t miss out!
Contact: Max Wong or Aprajit Mahajan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saint Sava Celebration 2017
We are a group of Trinity students interested in promoting Serbia and Serbian
culture, food, drinks and music. We host a number of food events, national
celebrations, film nights, and more, each year.
One of the main events is the Saint Sava day celebration in Lent Term,
commemorated traditionally with a feast with Serbian food, roast, cold platter, and
so on. There are a number of other big events, so if you are interested in good food,
friendly atmosphere and don’t mind learning a little about Serbia, you are more than
welcome to join us.
Contact: Andjela Sarkovic (email@example.com)
Travisty: Trinity’s own Varsity. The magazine of the true intellectual. Other lesser
publications will argue our work is just satire, we say they limit themselves to the
Every two weeks students flock to hall for their Sunday Brunch to stack
syrup-soaked pancakes and chocolate-drenched waffles, but we all know they’re
really there for the Travisty. What better way to distract yourself from your
overcooked eggs than with amusing headlines, spooky horoscopes and diabolical
So beady-eyed fresher, I propose a deal:
• You get to join a team of witty and experienced writers, can claim you are a
‘published author’ on LinkedIn and get some bonus pizza + KrisP-kremes as
• We get to publish your big funny.
Meetings are held on every other Monday at Lower JCR 8pm; now you have a
50/50 chance of guessing the correct week.
If you are an extra eager green bean, then check out our previous issues:
https://issuu.com/travistytrinity or our Facebook page.
Contact: Hayden Raymond Ramm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Smoke signal also acceptable - Editors Note: the TCSU do not endorse starting
fires within college grounds)
The Trinity College Yoga Society offers three classes per week for students. They
are suited to all levels, and are spread throughout the day - from early morning to
late afternoon - and week, to ensure that everyone can take part. Our prices are also
heavily subsidised, at less than half the average cost of a studio class!
Our principal teacher, Shaili Shafai, is one of the most senior and sought-after
teachers in Cambridge, with a growing national reputation. She has been practicing
for over twenty years and teaching since 2007. Meanwhile, our Friday morning
class is taught by Jane Durkin, herself a teacher with long experience, whose style
is particularly suited to those looking for a gentler way to start the day.
Our form of yoga (’Iyengar Yoga’) is named after its founder and well-known for its
simultaneously careful and demanding ethos. Unlike ’flow’ forms of yoga, Iyengar
Yoga spends more time on each pose and focuses on correct alignment and stamina,
building muscle flexibility and strength. This focus also makes Iyengar Yoga an
excellent way to practice mindfulness and attention. It is also the safest form of
yoga, due to its use of props.
So whether you’re looking for an all-body workout or freer mind, or just want to be
able to touch your toes - our classes are for you. Keep an eye out for our
Michaelmas term card for further details or come along to our open class on
Contact: Adva Mond (email@example.com).
The BA Society exists to represent the interests of postgraduate and fourth-year
undergraduate students at Trinity College and has over 400 members. We organise
lots of fun events; last year this included brunches, food nights, theatre trips, ice
skating, escape rooms and climbing. In addition to this, our formal BA Dinners
(every Friday during term) are the perfect way to relax after a long week with
excellent food, drink and company!
The BA Society also acts to support the welfare of its members. Please do not
hesitate to reach out to the BA Committee if you have any concerns or problems
that we can help you with. We are happy to answer any questions you may have or
liaise with College authorities to assist you.
Contact: Jess Fleming (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trinity College Students’ Union (TCSU) is the largest of Trinity’s societies. Every
undergraduate at Trinity is a member (unless they opt-out) and any postgraduate can
opt-in too. TCSU is governed by the Executive Committee (15 elected students) and
hold Open Meetings, where everyone is welcome.
We have 5 aims:
1. To advance the education of our members
2. To promote the general welfare of our members
3. To encourage student societies, sports and social activities
4. To act as a channel of communication between our members and the Fellows
of Trinity College and other bodies
5. To ensure that our members are not discriminated against on the grounds of
race, religion, nationality, social background, sex, disability, sexual
orientation, or other irrelevant ground.
We organise events every Term, ranging from large bops (parties) to more relaxed
karaoke nights in the bar, as well as weekly welfare events.
Contact: Tayla Hardy (email@example.com)
This section contains entries for all the sports clubs, which together make up the
Field Club. The only exception to this is the Boat Club which is its own separate
club just for rowers. Signing up to any of the sports will also automatically put you
on the mailing list for the Field Club.
For more information, check out the websites of the Field Club and the First and
Third Trinity Boat Club. These are accessible from the TCSU website.
First and Third Trinity Boat Club
Want to try a new sport, make loads of new friends and be a part of one of the
biggest and most famous Cambridge traditions? Then rowing at First and Third
Trinity Boat Club is perfect for you.
There is a place in the boat club community for everyone, whether you want to just
enjoy a session or two a week on the beautiful River Cam and take part in the social
aspect of the club, or whether you’re a super serious athlete and want to make it to
the Olympics (and it can be done! Our very own Imogen Grant recently competed at
Tokyo 2020 in the lightweight double scull, having learned to row with us in 2014).
The busy boat club social scene provides plenty of opportunity to meet people,
including other freshers from various backgrounds, people from other years as well
as other colleges. We put on all sorts of social events including BBQs, formals,
games nights, pub nights. . .
Each term we compete in several races in Cambridge and one of the highlights of
rowing has to be Bumps. Bumps is a style of racing exclusive to Cambridge and
Oxford, and the gist of it is you must try and catch the crew ahead of you and
“bump” their boat, without yourself being “bumped”. The atmosphere is great, with
hundreds of students and alumni flooding to the river to watch and support. The
week culminates in a fancy dinner known as Boat Club Dinner, where you can
celebrate with your friends and crew while enjoying great food and great chat.
Come and find us at Chaplains’ Squash and at our Freshers’ Week event to find out
more and book a try-out session! We look forward to meeting you soon.
Contact: George Mears (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What reaches a top speed of 493 km/h? A Bugatti Veyron? A Peregrine Falcon? A
North Korean Missile? It’s none of these. It is, in fact, the fastest badminton smash
ever as of August 2017, recorded by the Malaysian Tan Boon Heong. Badminton is
truly the most exhilarating sport there is.
Trinity is one of the few Colleges with its own court (only a 10 minute walk from
most Freshers’ accommodation) which makes it one of the most popular sports at
the College. With three men’s teams and one women’s team, we cater to all levels
of players, and if you don’t want to play competitively, you can always book the
court with a friend for a more leisurely game. Badminton is also one of the most
successful sports at Trinity with both the men’s and women’s team highly ranked in
the College league, and finalists in both Open and Mixed Cuppers!
We are a super sociable group and get together often for dinners, Formals and swaps
with other Colleges, making Badminton a fantastic way to meet other Freshers. We
also do trips—this year we went to Birmingham to watch the All England
Badminton Championships, the oldest badminton tournament in the world. In the
summer we will be travelling to Hong Kong for pre-season training and sightseeing.
We are looking for both undergraduate and graduate shuttlers! If you are a skilled
graduate player and are interested in playing competitively, drop us an email.
If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Contact: Youjing Yu (email@example.com)
The 2021/22 season is set to be a very competitive and exciting year for Trinity
Basketball. We are starting from Division 3 of the College league which means that
we have just enough of a challenge ahead of us.
We are on a lookout for all of you Currys and LeBrons, Jordans and Jokers out there
to support our upcoming season and bring the Trinity Basketball back to the top
Practices are twice a week (10-11 PM Tuesdays and 8-9 PM on Thursdays) and we
play College league matches over the weekend. All players are welcome regardless
of experience or commitment.
Contact: Jihan Zaki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If combining exercise, problem-solving, and socialising sounds fun, climbing will
be the perfect fit for you!
As a society, our main activity is organising group bouldering sessions at Kelsey
Kerridge and Rainbow Rocket climbing gyms. Bouldering just means that we climb
shorter walls without using harnesses or any other equipment. The gyms feature a
wide array of routes varying in difficulty, so everyone is sure to find a fitting
challenge for themselves. Even if you’ve never climbed before, we are eager to help
you learn the ropes, and in a matter of minutes, you’ll be up climbing! Sooner or
later, though, you will want to take a break between your climbs, and what better
way to spend it than chatting with some of your fellow college climbers. The mood
at the gyms is very relaxed, and it’s easy to make lots of new friends.
Apart from the weekly sessions, we are also planning other termly or one-off events.
If you’d like to try out competitive bouldering, there’s Cuppers, where you can
show off your skills against other college clubs. We also organise termly trips to
London, where there are much bigger venues with tons of routes you can try out.
In other words, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Bouldering is a really fun
and challenging experience that you won’t regret trying out. We hope to see you at
the freshers’ sports day and on the wall!
Contact: Hayden Raymond Ramm (email@example.com)
Cricket at Trinity enjoys a rich history full of both long-standing friendly fixtures
and more competitive inter-collegiate tournaments. We typically train for one hour
once every two weeks during the Michaelmas and Lent terms so the commitment is
really low - regardless of your ability there will definitely be a place for you!
If you’ve never played the game before, the Freshers’ Sports Day is a great
opportunity to come try it out, and if you do take a liking to it you are more than
welcome to attend our training sessions throughout the first two terms. Ultimately
college sport is more of a social activity than a serious exercise and you will
undoubtedly make friends, be it at training, at our socials or even in years above or
below yours at Trinity.
After two terms of light net training, in Easter term we then have Cuppers matches
versus other colleges consisting of two to three T20 games in the group stage, with
the chance of reaching the semi-final and then final. We were unfortunate to have
our last season cancelled due to the pandemic, however, the season previous to this
resulted in our Trinity team reaching the semi-final and narrowly losing out to a
strong Emmanuel college. We hope to build on the recent rise in performance level
over the last 5 years and progress well into the competition and therefore welcome
any players to join our sides, we are always in need!
It should be also noted that there is no separate womens’ team and all women who
want to try the game or have experience playing cricket are extremely welcome to
join and participate.
If you have any questions at all about cricket at Cambridge, be it College level or
University level, feel free to contact us via email or Facebook!
Contact: Roly Peel and Joseph Cuthbert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In a little over a month, Gareth Southgate will finalise his squad to fly to the Qatar
World Cup. While we at TCAFC (Trinity College Association Football Club) can’t
promise that playing for us will help your chances of getting in at the last minute, it
probably can’t hurt them either.
The men’s football club at Trinity spans three teams across Divisions 2, 4 and 5 of
the University league. This breadth means that, regardless of ability or time
commitment, everyone has an opportunity to play here. Following the departure
(graduation) of some key figures at the club over the summer, we’re keen to get as
many freshers involved as possible, to maintain and build upon the high standard of
football the previous captains cultivated last year. All three teams are looking to
We train at Trinity Old Fields on Tuesdays and Thursdays and compete in the
league and cup on weekends. We run most of our own training sessions, which
usually involve some drills of our own choosing, shooting practice, and small-sided
games. While we expect first- and second-team players to turn up to training, the
third team – Trinity Bruces – has no such expectation, and really only hopes that its
starting 11 isn’t too hungover to make kick-off most weekends.
Off the pitch, our social secretaries have been hard at work to ensure a full slate of
events for you over the course of Michaelmas, starting with our freshers’ social at
Cambridge Brew House on October 8th. Among other things also planned this term,
are a football-themed pub quiz, a swap with the women’s team, and a joint social
with the rugby team.
If any of this has piqued your interest, please follow the club on Instagram
(@trinitycollegeafc) and come find us at Chaplain’s Squash! If you have any
questions, you can contact the captains either on Facebook – we’re pretty easy to
find – or by email at any time.
Contact: Charlie Butler (Captain, email@example.com) or Tom Fisher
Whether you’re a star on the pitch, or a newbie inspired by the recent Euros,
TCWAFC needs you!
Looking for fun outings and refreshing study breaks? Enthusiastic team players
looking for a hassle-free sport are perfect for TCWAFC. Friendly and low
commitment, our weekly training sessions and League or Cuppers matches are a
fantastic way to stay active in your time at Trinity, all while meeting new people
from across the year groups! Games against other colleges also expand your
horizons, with away days meaning trips to various playing fields across Cambridge,
and the chance to make cross-college friendships. Our matches get competitive, but
remain light-hearted. Win or lose, everyone is made to feel proud of their
performance. Once again, all abilities are welcome.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our captain. We hope to see
Contact: Alice Weatherly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joining the Trinity Hockey Team is a truly great way to improve your hockey skills
and fitness while not having to invest a lot of time, which is probably the most
precious resource here in Cambridge. While playing at college can help you get into
one of the university teams, we encourage players of all levels to join whether you
picked up the stick for the first time or played for ten years. Come along to our
training and see how much fun Hockey is!
In Michaelmas Term, there will be league matches every Sunday where we play
against other college teams. College Hockey is all about having a good time on the
pitch and everybody will get the opportunity to find their place in the squad. Going
together as a team and developing good chemistry, we will enter the Lent Term
‘Cuppers’ competition later in the year which is a champions-league-style
tournament. Matches can get a bit more intense in this term but we have a good
track record, winning the competition two times over the previous three years.
There are few feelings like walking off the pitch just having defeated one of the big
hockey colleges (St John’s, Jesus, Kings) to progress to the next round. Join us and
see for yourself what this is like!
There will be a training session before our first match where everyone still
undecided can drop in and try - all are welcome! If you do not have a Hockey stick
yet, don’t worry, just drop me a message and we can organise one for you. If you
have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me via
email@example.com or text me on Messenger. We are really looking
forward to meeting you at Chaplain’s Squash!
Contact: Tristan Spreng (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Are you looking to try a brand new sport? Or are you a lacrosse legend already?
Either way Trinity Mixed Lacrosse would love to have you join our ranks for the
If you’ve never heard of lacrosse before, it’s a bit like hockey played in the air. Most
of our team only start playing at Cambridge and quickly learn to love the sport and
the squad. As well as weekend matches, we often organise very informal training
sessions, often on the backs for a quick throw around in the evening. These are a
great way of getting used to playing lacrosse, breaking up the workload and getting
to know people from other years.
Trinity lacrosse is fairly low-commitment, but this doesn’t stop us being highly
competitive against other college teams. Last year’s season was our best one yet.
Our end of season victory over St John’s made us the team to beat, and, with your
help, we hope to dominate the league again this year! If you’re not sold yet, we also
have some new and exciting stash you might be able to get your hands on if you
Contact: Katie Watson and George Hargreaves
If you’re looking for a fun, inclusive team sport to try at Trinity: look no further!
Whether you’ve played netball before, or have no experience at all, you’d be very
welcome to come along and join the mixed netball team. The team is very relaxed
and friendly, and is low-commitment. We have one match and around one training
session per week, although there could be more if there is enthusiasm for it! Mixed
netball is perfect if you want to get involved with Trinity sport but are worried about
having to give up hours of your time! It’s also a great way to get to know people in
other years, through team socials and a Sunday brunch after a morning match.
Even though we place having a good time at the heart of what we do, we are still a
highly successful team. We’ve won the league multiple times in recent years
(including last year!), and we’ve won the Mixed Netball Cuppers many times as
well. Whilst last year Oxford’s Christ Church College were too fearful of the
mighty TCMNC to put out a side against us, we are hopeful that this year they will
step up for our annual match.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you
on the court!
Contact: Henry Wayt and Eloise Ramsden
Hi! I’m Caitlin, this year’s captain for Women’s Netball :) I’m super excited to
create an inclusive space for people to come play netball, regardless of previous
experience or skill!
The whole idea is to come and have fun, meet new people and make memories. It
also happens to be a great excuse to take a break and get outside!
There’s one match a week, and potential for training sessions too! The team is super
chill and not much commitment is required, but be prepared to play to some
banging tunes on court. Hopefully this year we’ll play our way to success!
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!
Contact: Caitlin Manchester (email@example.com)
If you want to both avoid 6am wake-ups and win something, then its rugby rather
than rowing that you might be interested in. The Trinity-Christ’s rugby team finds
itself riding the high of 2 years of growth and success, playing some high-quality
rugby whilst also facilitating the development of many players for whom the
college league was their first experience of this beautiful game. Like all college
sports we’re always looking for new members, and the rugby community at the
college is only growing.
The mighty TCCCRUFC plays every weekend in Michaelmas and Lent, competing
in both the college league and in cuppers. We train two times a week under our very
own ex-Northampton Academy and Army XVs coach Alex Skingley, with timings
organised to facilitate maximum turnout. Summer term sees the widely loved
Trinity Summer Touch season (see ‘Trinity Summer Touch Rugby’ Facebook page).
In other words, there is always some joué à jouer. Despite this, the club isn’t one
that requires a huge time commitment (although strong emotional support for the
club is strongly encouraged).
College rugby is not the toxic, initiation-heavy, drinking-culture centred atmosphere
that people seem to perceive it as. We love a social, we love to get together in the
bar or JCR post games or for team selections and even more so we love to get
together to watch the Prem, the Six Nations or Autumn Nations series, but the
atmosphere is welcoming and the culture inclusive. If you’re interested in playing,
training, trying out or even just watching some rugby this is the family for you.
Contact: Henry King (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Squash is one of the world’s all-time most popular sports. It’s very fun, is not a
huge commitment (one match a week if you’re on the team), and is a great way to
We run an intra-college competition during the year and have a group chat so you
can find people to play with whenever you feel like it. Any standard is welcome,
whether you’ve ever played before or are a veteran of the sport. If you want to come
along, please sign up at Chaplain’s Squash or contact the captain.
All in all, squash is a very welcoming and low-commitment sport – even if you have
never played it but just fancy running around, letting some steam off, or making a
few new mates, come and give it a try!
Contact: Issac Flanagan email@example.com
Swimming and Water Polo
Swimming is a brilliant sport to do during term time. It’s a great stress reliever and
fun to mess around in the pool with friends after a long week. This year we are also
hoping to do Water Polo depending on interest. Swimming works out the full body
and is diverse enough to tailor to everyone.
For casual swimmers, it’s a great way to keep fit and have fun. For the advanced
swimmers/athletes, it’s an excellent way to improve cardio, strength and lung
capacity which can help your other sports as well, not just swimming. Whatever
your ability and whatever sport you do, Trinity Swimming is the place to go!
Sessions will take place weekly at Parkside Pools which is a 15 min walk from
college or around 5 min cycle.
At the end of the year, we have Swimming Cuppers where you can put your training
and speed to the test, as well as that it’s a good laugh and really fun to race your
Contact: Pratyush Mishra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Whether you’re a complete beginner or a university team hopeful, playing with
Trinity Tennis is a great way to spend your time at the college.
We run dedicated coached sessions for team members during the week, which are
perfect for honing your skills, as well as a more mixed ability social practice session
at the weekend. Of course, as members of Trinity, you can also book online and use
one of the courts anytime for free (three astro-turf and two hard) for your own
knockabout or match. But one thing is common to all – everyone is really friendly,
and we pride ourselves on maintaining a nice atmosphere.
Competitively, we field three mixed teams. The 1sts are entering our fifth
consecutive season in division 1 and the 2nds are rising up the divisions fast, so we
really are at the highest level of college tennis. Leagues run both in the Michaelmas
and Lent terms, with matches usually taking place on a weekend.
On top of these, we also have some special tennis events during the year. We
challenge our O*ford sister college, Christ Church, during the Field Club’s annual
varsity match (which will take place in O*ford next year), but we also have an
annual match against a group of Trinity Alumni under the guise of the Bar Lawn
Tennis Society Team.
We look forward to meeting you, and please do come along at the fresher’s sports
day for some tennis!
Contact: Isaac Flanagan (email@example.com)
The question is. . . what is Ultimate Frisbee? Ultimate is a fast-paced, non-contact
sport played with a flying disc. The team in control of the disc advances up the
pitch by throwing the disc to their teammates while the defensive side tries to make
an interception. Goals are scored when the attacking team scores in the opposition
Frisbee is a super fun sport and a wonderful way to get fit. Don’t worry if you’ve
never played before - almost no one has when they arrive in Cambridge and many
players play for the university after just one or two years. The best way to learn is to
join us at one of our practices which we’ll run twice a week on Trinity’s backs. On
weekends, we play matches against other college teams in the college league and we
also participate in a couple of inter-college tournaments every year.
We welcome everyone, regardless of ability, at all of our training sessions and
matches. If you show up, you’ll always be guaranteed pitch time.
Contact: Dan Church (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volleyball at Trinity is a blast! We have a really welcoming group, so whatever your
level we look forward to meeting you. Most people have never played before
coming, but they always seem to pick it up really quickly so don’t let that put you
That being said, our plucky squad went undefeated in the college league last year,
so we really do play at a good level (and you will too of course)! The key to our
success is the chemistry that holds the team together, so playing volleyball is a great
way to make friends and to meet people outside the college, since the team is joint
with Queens’ College.
We train once a week indoor at the Trinity gym on Sundays, though if you want you
can of course book the court for free anytime during the week if you fancy playing
more. Just message in the Facebook group and there will definitely be people
willing to play with you. The net and balls are already there at the court so it’s really
The highlight of the year is the Cuppers league in Lent term. We get to play at the
nearby Leys School on an amazing court and test our skills against other colleges.
The picture above is of us winning our first match last year!
If you have any other questions, please do get in touch. See you on the court!
Contact: Ashid Amarsanaa (email@example.com)