Clubs and Societies
At Trinity, there's a wealth of student-run societies for you to get involved in - in addition to all the usual university-wide societies that you can sign up for. So have a look at what's on offer, and if you're interested, do get in touch!
TCBC (Trinity College Boat Club) is one of the most successful Boat Clubs on the river! In 2019 at Summer VIIIs the Club went +9, with W2 receiving blades. As a boat club that is on the rise, we are always looking for new rowers to help build on our successes.
If you are looking for information on our recent races or events, a brief outline of what we do and stand for or the story behind our distinguished history, then please follow the links to our website.
If you are interested in rowing for Trinity or would like any more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch on the email address below.
Trinity's choir prides itself on being one of the friendliest in Oxford. We're a non-auditioning choir who perform to a high standard every week under the leadership of two student organ scholars. We rehearse every Thursday at 17:00 in college, and rehearse and perform every Sunday evening at 16:00 in the chapel. We enjoy a packed social life including weekly formal hall together as a choir, frequent pub trips, termly cheese and wine nights, and an annual overseas choir tour, which is the highlight of our year. In the past we've performed in the largest churches in Madrid, Krakow and Cologne to huge continental audiences.
Football at Trinity is relaxed, and although matches are competitive a great deal of experience isn't necessary and it is more orientated around having fun. We play in both knockout tournaments, and a year-long league. We have two teams (firsts and seconds) and a number of social events throughout the year. There is also a five-a-side competition at the end of the season.
Basketball is literally the best sport ever, and Trinity is where its at. Most of our all-star players only started playing when they arrived at Trinity, so all abilities welcome. The Mens League runs during Michaelmas and Hilary term, and Mens and Womens Cuppers run in Trinity term. Trainings are generally on the weekend, with games on weekdays.
Trinity netball is a super relaxed and friendly way to get involved with sport at Trinity! We play mixed teams, so boys are welcome, as is any standard (some of our players *cough* the boys have certainly never played before) so even if you're new to netball come and get stuck in. We play league matches in Michaelmas and Hilary with some potential inter-college tournament days in Trinity term. See you there!
What better way to spend your summer days/avoid revising than joining TCCC? A friendly and relaxed atmosphere coupled with a healthy sense of competition make it a club well worth being a part of. Matches take place throughout Trinity term and with both league and cuppers commitments there will be plenty of opportunity for some cricket. Please do get in touch if there are any questions or you want to sign up.
Do you play hockey already? If not, do you want to give it a go? If the answer is yes to either of those questions then join the hottest team in college sport right now. There are regular matches (usually on Sundays) in both the league and cuppers. The Men's team is in fact in essence a mixed team and girls are very welcome indeed. There is also a Women's team that is usually entered into cuppers and a mixed cuppers competition in Trinity term.
The females of Trinity can get their football fix by joining the women's football team. Trinity's team is merged with Lady Margaret Hall to form LMHT. We play matches on the weekend in both a league and a cup competition against other colleges. Both Blues and complete beginners form the current team. It's a great way to get involved in a fantastic sport and meet new people.
Open to everyone, not just lawyers, Trinity Law Soc is a great way to meet those involved in and learn about practising law. With dinners, drinks and visits to the offices of some of London's biggest law firms, the college organised events provide a more intimate setting than other law events, and so offer a unique opportunity for networking and gaining a deeper understanding of possible legal careers. There is also the annual excitement of the Michael Beloff Law Society Dinner in Hilary term.
Trinity's orchestra is one of Oxford's friendliest non-auditioning orchestras. We rehearse from 8pm every Monday, and aim to put on concerts at the end of every term: most recently performing Beethoven's Fifth, with past highlights including Grieg's Piano Concerto (with all the right notes in the right order!) and Mendelssohn's Hebrides overture. It's also a great way of getting to know other musicians in college.
The Trinity Singers are Trinity's own auditioning acapella group, singing diverse repertoire from classic jazz standards to upbeat renditions of recent chart hits. We work towards regular termly concerts as well as making recordings of our latest arrangements. We are always looking for new enthusiastic and talented singers, so if you're interested in an audition, don't hesitate to get in touch - no prior experience necessary, just a love for all things sung!
The Varsity trip is an annual ski trip joint with Cambridge University. Often staying in the world's top resorts the ski trip is open to all skill levels and offers a fantastic end to Michaelmas term!
GRYPHON (DEBATING) SOCIETY
Trinity has its own debating and speaking society, The Gryphon, one of Trinity’s oldest established societies. The Masters of the Gryphon welcome members old and new to debate motions both relevant and irreverent, usually after Hall on Sundays. In addition to this, the Gryphon host's the annual Michael Beloff After-Dinner Speaking Competition, where members exercise their powers of rhetoric in order to win generous prizes. These talks bring together all members of college, not only those who study that particular subject, in a forum for lively debate on current research and issues.
Everyone in Oxford loves croquet, definitely don't judge it until you've tried it! Trinity owns a few croquet sets that students are free to use for casual or competitive games on the massive back lawns all summer long. Trinity (third) term also sees the university-wide croquet competition ('cuppers'). This is the biggest sporting competition in all of Oxford, with over 2,000 entrants each year. Trinity is also one of the strongest colleges, with two teams making it to the quarter finals last year.
Trinity CU is a friendly group of Christians from lots of different churches across the city. We alternate each week between meeting as a college, and going to OICCU Central with all the other college CUs. As well as spending time as a group talking about our faith and reading the bible, there are events throughout the year where we reach out to the wider college. Head to the Trinity section on the OICCU website for more information, or email us. We’d love to meet you!
Trinity College Music Society is open to all college members and is a source of help with funding, publicity or anything else music related. The music society hosts a termly 'President's Concert' - an excellent opportunity for musicians of all kind to come and perform in front of their peers and, of course, the President herself! We also host termly Open Mic and Karaoke nights, and joint concerts featuring Trinity's musical ensembles. In the past we've had music from Oxford's World Music Society, classical string players, solo singers, electric guitar players, and many more. We have also hosted professional masterclasses by musicians such as Maxim Vengerov (pictured).
Last year, we merged with Wadham RFC for inter-college matches. We train on Wednesday afternoons and play matches on Saturday mornings, with regular social events, such as crew dates and bar swaps. The highlight of the year for many is the annual Old Boys match, accompanied with a black tie dinner and a rather less formal curry, which takes place in 0th week of Hilary term. Players of any ability or experience are welcome. Unfortunately, we don't currently have a women's team, however for any women keen to play rugby, we'll put you in contact with OUWRFC.
TRINITY PLAYERS (DRAMA)
If you're interested in college drama, do look out for the Freshers' Cuppers drama competition in Michaelmas (first) Term. In 2011, Trinity won overall and the cast were treated to High Table so it's worth getting involved.
We also hold the Trinity Lawns play every summer come rain or shine (leading to the occasional dash into Chapel to finish the last few scenes). Occasionally, the Trinity Players put on special events throughout the rest of the year too, like last Michaelmas Term 2016's production of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband.
If you are interested in getting involved in drama outside of college, Trinity's OUDS rep is Eilidh Ross.