Lunar New Year Night Market – 23rd of February

For one night only, Trevelyan College is bringing you the one of a kind experience of a Traditional Lunar New Year Night Market in celebration of the Chinese New Year. Here you will find Traditional Chinese Food, Zodiac Sign Fortune Telling, Origami, Tea ceremony and Games. You can also find out your names in Chinese and have it written out in beautiful Chinese calligraphy by our very own members of Trevs! On top of that, you may get the chance to put on some traditional clothing from China, Japan and other countries. Furthermore, performances will be going on throughout the evening.

Lunar New Year

When: 8pm

Where: Trevs

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Trevsnight: Harry Potter Yule Ball – 26 February

For one night only, Trevelyan College will be transformed into the magical world of Harry Potter. This black tie event with owls, a magician, a casino and a formal in style promises to be a great night!

Trevs Night

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Trevelyan Orchestra: ‘A night at the movies’ – 27 February

Trevelyan College Orchestra is proud to present ‘A Night at the Movies’. With special guests Trevelyan College Flute Choir, come along and listen to all of your favourite movie themes.

With thanks to Trevs Bar, there will be themed cocktails for the evening including…

– The Black Pearl
– The Dambuster
– The Pink Panther (mocktail)

When: 8.30pm (Bar open from 8pm)

Where: Dining Room

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Cocktail Night – 28 February

Remember those delicious cocktails you had at Live On The Hill? Well, they’re back, and better than ever!

Don your swankiest finery, and come and join us in Trevs Bar for a night of classy cocktails, awesome music, and general happiness. The best bit? Proceeds from every cocktail sold are going to charity! So you can be extra doubly happy about the whole thing :) what’s not to love?

When: 8pm

Where: Bar

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Trevs Bar – Senior Servers application

The Bar is looking for Senior Servers. If you are interested in applying, please fill in the application form (found below) and return it to Jen ( by next Friday (the 27th) along with a cover letter and up-to-date CV.

Senior Server Application form

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‘Melan cholia’ film event – 16th of February

On Monday Richard Mead will briefly introduce Lars Von Triers’ Melancholia (2011), followed by a viewing of this film.

Von Triers’ apocalyptic film Melancholia has divided audiences sharply since it appeared in 2011 due to its harrowing representation of the folly of contemporary human life at a wedding ceremony (in part one) and its beyond-beautiful depiction of global calamity (part two). The film has also attracted the increasing attention of serious philosophers and cultural pundits due to its strange take on global warming, the limitations of science, the attractions of nihilism and the value of older schemes of public symbolism and the Apocalypse. The film is notably loaded with allusions to major Western art by Brueghel, Dürer, Goya, Caravaggio, Bosch, Girodet, Millais, Rosetti, Jacek Malczewski, Malevich and many others.

In his brief illustrated introduction to the film, Richard Read (Professor of Art History at the University of Western Australia and IAS/Trevelyan College Fellow) explains this art to probe the deepest mystery of the film: is Justine clinically depressed in a rationally explicable way or is she endowed with supernatural qualities as the harbinger of the Apocalypse in the way that Dürer acknowledged in his celebrated engraving of Melencolia I (1514)?

What: ‘Melan Cholia’ Film Event

Who: Introduction from Richard Read and Martin Coward, Trevs IAS Fellows, followed by dinner in the dining hall, and a film screening. Non-residents please note that although the event is free, the cost of taking dinner at Trevs still applies.

When: Monday 16th February, 5:30pm for introductory lecture

Where: Dowrick

Please sign up for this event by emailing Natasha Gill at:

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Dissertation Party – 17th of February

There will be another dissertation party next week in the bar from 6-8pm. Undergrads present their research and the audience gives them feedback. We had a good MCR turn out last time and it would be great if we can have the same number of people this time, so please come along!


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Trevs Musical – 18-21 February, 7.45pm

This February Trevelyan College Musical Society will present four performances of the 1980s Broadway show “My Favourite Year”. Set in 1950s America at the dawn of the TV age, the musical follows Benjy Stone, a young and naïve live television sketch writer whose idol, Alan Swann is booked for an appearance on the show. Benjy is given the task of looking after him before the show airs, and it transpires that Swann is an alcoholic with a penchant for loose women. In keeping with the drama of the situation, Benjy is swept up into a whirlwind of love, life, loss, and emotion, which is further complicated by the appearance of Benjy’s mother, Swann’s daughter, and some of the show’s other writers.

Trevs’ annual musical is here for 4 nights only!
Tickets cost £6 (£5.50 concessions, £5 DST)
Available from:


See the facebook event for more details:

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The marriage of Figaro – 21st and 22nd of February

Durham Opera Ensembles production of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ is on in the Gala Theatre on the 21st and 22nd of February. There are four Trevs students in the orchestra, so come and support them! Tickets can be purchased directly from the Gala theatre.

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Minutes of MCR Meeting on the 5th of February

Please find the minutes for the MCR meeting on the 5th of February below:

050215 MCR Meeting III

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