Trinity College founded the Park in 1970
Trinity College was founded by Henry VIII in 1546 by merging the medieval colleges of King’s Hall and Michaelhouse. 2017 marks the 700th anniversary of the founding of these earlier institutions, which were then home to a handful of ‘King’s Scholars.’
Today, Trinity is a lively community of almost 600 undergraduates, 400 postgraduates and 180 Fellows from around the world. The College’s rich history and culture creates a unique and intellectually inspiring environment in which to pursue education and research.
Among the College’s alumni are famous scientists, philosophers, poets, and mathematicians, from Francis Bacon, Newton and Ramanujan, to Bryon, Tennyson and Wittgenstein. Members of Trinity have won 32 Nobel Prizes and four Fields Medals. Among the politicians educated at Trinity were Balfour, Baldwin, Butler and the first Prime Minister of independent India, Nehru.
The current Master, biotech entrepreneur Sir Gregory Winter, has pioneered a new class of antibody-based drug to treat cancer and auto-immune diseases, which has led to a revolution in the pharmaceutical industry.
More than 40 years after it established Cambridge Science Park, Trinity remains committed to nurturing University research and enabling scholar-entrepreneurs from around the world to realise the commercial application of their discoveries.
Resources from a wide-ranging portfolio, including Cambridge Science Park, not only enables Trinity’s world-class education and research, but also allows for significant support of Collegiate Cambridge.