College History

Trinity College was founded as a training house for Catholic priests in the sixteenth century. The site of the college, now very much in the city centre, was originally chosen for its quiet, rural aspect. Trinity became a pillar of the Anglican establishment in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and a centre of educational reform in the nineteenth.

The past 100 years have seen great expansion in the numbers of fellows and students, and the college buildings and grounds have steadily changed to meet the evolving needs of the resident community.

Our Founder
The Foundation

Durham Quadrangle
The Earliest Buildings

Ralph Kettell
President Kettell

Loggan's Map of Oxford
Trinity in the Civil Wars

President Bathurst
Restoration Trinity

Thomas Warton
Trinity in the Eighteenth Century

Trinity Students
University Reform and College Expansion

The War Memorial Library
The First World War

Cyril Hinshelwood, Nobel Prize Winner

The Library Quadrangle
Modern Trinity

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