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Beyond the Classroom

Subject Enrichment

Online Talks

Trinity’s postgraduate students and academics are offering supercurricular enrichment to secondary and sixth-form students at state schools. 

Trinity Beyond the Classroom sees a college academic or postgraduate deliver an interactive teaching session online, with a mix of topics ranging from the politics of Brexit and the future of plastics to the sequencing of the human genome and Virginia Woolf’s modernism. The topics are deliberately designed to supplement standard themes in GCSE or A-Level courses, as well as being interesting standalone topics for students. 

Each Trinity Talk session takes the form of an online presentation with interactive discussion and questions. The talks are recorded and are available on a playlist on Trinity's YouTube Channel. 

You can register for the 2023 Trinity Beyond the Classroom  talks here. The series includes the following topics:

  • 14 February: A General Measure of Health for Older People (Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences)
  • 28 February: Digital Health (Social Sciences, Media, Biology)
  • 14 March: Philosophy & Machine Learning:  Artificial Intelligence (Computer Science, Maths, Philosophy)
  • 28 March:  Why governments usually win, but sometimes lose, elections (Politics, Sociology, History, HSPS)
  • 25 April: The ethics of US intervention in South Africa's HIV/AIDS crisis (Medicine, Social Sciences, Public Policy)
  • 9 May: Batteries and their potential (Physics, Materials Science, Engineering)
  • 23 May: Catalysis in Chemistry: Metal-organic frameworks and their application on photocatalysis (Chemistry)
  • 6 June:  Conversion to Islam in the medieval Near East (Theology, History, Politics)
  • 20 June:  Spanish accounts of the conquest of Chile (Spanish, History, MFL)
  • 11 July:  Does Immorality Make Artworks worse as Art?  (Art, History of Art, English, Humanities, MFL)

I really liked the interesting ideas brought forward, the fact that the speaker was an expert in the field, and the easy way in which we could ask questions and contribute to discussion in the polls and word clouds.

The talk was endlessly interesting and I got some brilliant notes out of it that I plan on incorporating into my A Level English Lit essays. Thank you for this opportunity!

2021 Trinity Talk feedback