Glossary beginning with T

A list of terms that appear throughout the College website, with their meanings.


The periods of the academic year, which are as follows: Michaelmas - October to early December; Lent - January to early March; and Easter - April to mid-June

Trinitarian Formula

The Latin formula to which the Vice Chancellor states at a Graduation ceremony, "By the authority committed to me, I admit you to the degree of (name of degree) in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."


Undergraduate courses at the University of Cambridge; the term ‘Tripos’ derives from seventeenth century graduation ceremonies, when verses would be read out by someone sat on a three-legged stool (or Tripos).


Everyone is assigned a Tutor, who looks after a student's personal welfare throughout the duration of their course.