Trinity Hall is one of the oldest of the Cambridge colleges, founded over 650 years ago. It is also one of the smallest and most beautiful, situated alongside the river Cam. Henry James described its garden as 'the prettiest corner of the world'. The Hidden Hall provides an insight into what makes Trinity Hall such a special and unique community. This richly illustrated coffee-table book reveals the varied and manifold contributions that past and present students and Fellows have made to the wider world and the Hall itself.
The Hidden Hall includes intimate recollections of controversial Masters, outstanding Fellows, and exceptional, as well as, notorious undergraduates. Sometimes acerbic, often funny, these accounts document the shift of the Hall from a 'law college' to one that now produces eminent scientists, engineers, linguists, politicians, poets, actors and broadcasters. Some of the luminaries of the past are here, including Robert Herrick, Leslie Stephen and J.B. Priestly. More recent alumni include former Chancellor and Foreign Secretary, Geoffrey Howe, test cricketer and Anglican bishop, David Sheppard, broadcaster, Mark Tully, theatre director, Nicholas Hytner and actress Rachel Weisz.