Trinity College

Trinity Street Cambridge CB2 1TQ

Through a gatehouse with a statue of King Henry VIII – his sceptre is replaced by a chair leg in a time-honoured student prank – is Cambridge’s largest, richest and most beautiful college. Prince Charles was a Trinity man, so were Francis Bacon and Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, Tennyson and Byron, who, they say, bathed his tame bear in the fountain of the Great Court. Beyond the Hall is cloistered Nevile Court, where Newton first calculated the speed of sound, and Christopher Wren’s library – completed in 1695 it holds early Shakespeare editions, books from Newton’s library and AA Milne’s manuscripts of Winnie the Pooh.

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