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Stocking filler?... Trinity academics bare all for charity calendar

It’s all in the best possible taste.


[Image: The Scholars' Committee 2013]

WE’RE NOT QUITE sure who might appreciate this gift. In fact, there’s a very strong chance that all copies will be bought up by a panicky member of the Trinity academic staff, once he realises that, while posing naked for a charity calendar seemed like a lark at the time, he doesn’t quite relish the prospect of being called ‘Mr April’ by his students for the next 12 months.

Nevertheless, the newly-published calendar from the Trinity Scholars and Fellows is ‘all for a good cause’ – so here’s what they have to say for themselves:

For too long the Scholars & Fellows of Trinity College have been treated as just brilliant minds, nothing more than inner beauty and intellect. Not once have they felt objectified or admired for their physical form or fine complexion. Not once at least, until now…

Taken in the style of ‘Tableau Vivant’, the Scholars & Fellows have bared almost all to raise money for two educational charities, Trinity Access Programmes (TAP) and the Community After School Project (CASPr).

Interested? You can buy a copy of the A4 calendar over at the Trinity Library Shop.

All deliveries come with the words ‘naked academic photos’ in bold lettering on the back of the envelope.*

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*Not really. (Obviously).

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