One of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, Trinity College was originally founded as a training house for Catholic priests in the 16th century. It was a center of educational reform in the 19th century and over the years has produced three British prime ministers. The college was an all-male institution until 1979 and today has a very small student body, with just around 400 students. The grounds are surrounded by an iron palisade and consist of four major quadrangles, a large lawn and extensive gardens. On top of the West Tower, look for four female statues representing astronomy, geometry, medicine and theology. Trinity’s chapel was the first college chapel to be designed in the Baroque style and the school is home to one of the largest chapel choirs in the university.
The main entrance to Trinity College is on Broad Street in Oxford, located between Balliol College and Blackwell’s bookshop and opposite Turl Street. Additional entrances can be found on St Giles’ and Parks Road. Oxford can be reached from London by either bus or train. From the Oxford train station, turn left past the Said Business School and walk straight along Hythe Bridge Street and George Street onto Broad Street and Trinity will be on the left. The bus station is at Gloucester Green, just off George Street, a five minute walk from Trinity.