The project was facilitated by a donation by Trinity Hall alumnus Tim BuntingLouis Ashworth

Trinity Hall launched a 3D virtual tour of the College for prospective applicants on its website on Wednesday (15/12).

The Trinity Hall admissions team hopes that the tour will make the College more accessible for Cambridge applicants who are interested in Trinity Hall, but are unable to attend in-person events such as open days and residentials. They cite the “constraints caused by the Covid-19 pandemic” as a source of inspiration for the interactive online experience.

The tour includes “all the main spaces on the Central Site”, including the dining hall, the JCR and MCR, the Jerwood Library and the Old Library, as well as some student rooms.

Created by virtual tour specialists Venue View, the project was able to go ahead after a donation by Trinity Hall alumnus Tim Bunting. It follows similar projects by St John’s and Jesus, who also launched 3D virtual tours last year.

In a post on the College’s website, Dr Marcus Tomalin, Director of Admissions at Trinity Hall said: “The University of Cambridge can often seem like a remote and inaccessible place, especially to potential applicants who are unable to attend Open Days and Residentials.


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“Therefore we must do everything we can to enable people to visit Trinity Hall remotely and explore its facilities. The College has never before been opened up in this way to the public, and we are thrilled that so many visitors will be able to find out more about the beautiful learning environment we provide.”

Managing Director of Venue View, Keith McMahon called it an ‘honour’ to capture the tour of Trinity Hall, adding: “The buildings’ history and uniqueness make it such a special venue. It was essential that the virtual tour does justice to how wonderful the spaces are in ‘real life’”.

Trinity Hall intends to continue working with Venue View in 2022, with plans to create similar virtual tours of the College’s facilities located elsewhere in Cambridge.