Trinity College, Cambridge University


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Dedications Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
Her dedication of this book to the Rev. George Townsend of Trinity College, Cambridge , praises his Biblical scholarship. Her preface says that her publisher was willing to risk
Hawkins, Laetitia-Matilda. Devotional Exercises Extracted from Bishop Patrick’s Christian Sacrifice. 1823.
the undertaking: apparently at her suggestion.
Education George Gordon, sixth Baron Byron
His education began in earnest with attendance at Aberdeen grammar school, from which, via a small private school in Dulwich, he made the transition to Harrow School and then to Trinity College, Cambridge .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education Sir Isaac Newton
Newton entered Trinity College, Cambridge in June 1661, in the category of sub-sizar, a poor student who would earn his keep by waiting on others. His mother had wanted to keep him at home to...
Education Abraham Cowley
He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge . He later studied at Oxford University for a degree in medicine.
Johnson, Samuel. The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets. C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, W. Strahan, et. al., 1781.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Among writing in many genres, his pastorals and odes proved particularly...
Education John Dryden
JD attended Westminster School , whose headmaster at this date was the legendary Richard Busby . When, years later, Dryden published a translation of the third satire of the Latin poet Persius , he reminisced...
Education Edward FitzGerald
EFG attended King Edward VI Grammar School , Bury St Edmunds, and Trinity College, Cambridge . At each he was most deeply involved in the study of English literature, but he remained no more...
Education Alfred Tennyson
AT was initially educated by his father, and then at Trinity College, Cambridge , which he entered in November 1827 (by which time he had already co-published his first volume of poetry, Poems, by Two...
Education William Makepeace Thackeray
Two years after his father died, the small WMT was sent from India to England to begin his education. His mother, who remarried, herself returned to England in 1819. Thackeray was educated at a number...
Employer Deborah Levy
For a while DL both directed and wrote for Man Act in Cardiff (a group set up in Cardiff to explore the concept of masculinity through intensely physical theatre, not to be confused with the...
Employer Sir Isaac Newton
In 1667 he became a Fellow of Trinity (which gave him an income and freedom to pursue his intellectual interests with no prescribed duties, such as teaching) and two years after that Lucasian Professor of...
Employer Sir James George Frazer
Frazer was a classicist and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge (his own college) when his interest in anthropology and the study of ancient religions was first awakened.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Beatrice Webb
Sidney also came from the middle class, but from a very different and less privileged part of it. He was a self-educated polymath, having been unable, while working as a civil servant, to take up...
Family and Intimate relationships Augusta Webster
Augusta Davies married solicitor Thomas Webster , son of a tradesman, a Fellow and law lecturer at Trinity College , Cambridge.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Rigg, Patricia. Julia Augusta Webster: Victorian Aestheticism and the Woman Writer. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009.
Family and Intimate relationships Virginia Woolf
Virginia's elder brother, Thoby (1880-1906), was confident, talented, charming, and very important to her. At Trinity College, Cambridge , he developed a circle of friends who were to be the core of the Bloomsbury Group...
Family and Intimate relationships Lucy Knox
Her father, the Hon. Stephen Edmond Spring Rice , forged lifelong friendships with Alfred Tennyson , Thomas Carlyle , and Edward FitzGerald during his years at Bury St Edmunds Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge


In A History of English LiteratureWilliam Collier , a professor at Trinity College , asserted that all criticism is biographical because it is impossible to separate the author from the book.
15 November 1979
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher revealed that Sir Anthony Blunt , distinguished art historian and Master of the Queen's Pictures, had spied for Soviet Russia.