Tarik at Trinity
24th July 2007
Trinity College, founded by King Henry VIII in 1546 by amalgamating two foundations of the 1320's, is the largest and best-endowed College in the University of Cambridge, with over 1100 students undergraduate and graduate, and currently 172 Fellows covering a very wide range of academic subjects. The College exists to promote education, learning and research, and it has a proud record in the humanities, mathematics (ever since Isaac
Newton) and the sciences (with 32 Nobel prize-winners among its alumni). Its current Master, appointed by the Crown, is Lord Rees of Ludlow, astronomer and cosmologist, currently President of the Royal Society.
To contribute to the artistic education of its members, and to assist creative artists at the beginning of their careers, Trinity has for over thirty years supported a series of Fellow Commoners in Creative Arts, one in residence in Cambridge at any one time, each staying for two years. Areas covered have ranged across music, painting, poetry, sculpture and literature - and O'Regan is the latest in a distinguished line.