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    Trinity College

    by JUNLI Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Trinity College

    Fondest memory:
    Trinity College is one of the largest and most attractive colleges. It was established in 1546 by Henry VIII on the site of several earlier foundations.
    The Great Court, Cambridge's largest enclosed court, incorporates buildings from the 15th century.

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    One of the most famous aspects...

    by steventilly Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Favorite thing: One of the most famous aspects of Trinity College is its quadrangle. Made famous by the film 'Chariots Of Fire', a competition amongst students was to try to run the round the quadrangle while the clock strikes 12.

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    Something a lot of people miss...

    by steventilly Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Something a lot of people miss initially when they look at the Great Gate (me included) is the fact that the statue of Henry VIII is holding a chair leg in his right hand! This used to be an sceptre, but was replaced long ago by mischievious students. Oh, what imps they were!

    The information about this chair leg prank was told to us by the guide on our punt tour. I would recomend such a tour to anyone - if you get a good guide you can learn so much, and it's much more interesting than a guide book!

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    Take a look around Trinity...

    by steventilly Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a look around Trinity College. Founded in 1546 by Henry VIII (of the 6 wives fame!). Henry granted great wealth to this college, giving it land and property that had belonged to the monasteries, which Henry had dissolved (abolished).

    The picture here is of the Great Gate of Trinity College.

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