The Trojan Trysting Tree

In The Little Chapel of Silence, located in the courtyard of the Town and Gown building, is a big carving above the altar: The Trojan Trysting Tree. Based on traditions of trysting trees and stones from the British Isles, the brass plaque beneath the mural invites members of the USC community to make professions, or “trysts”, of love and commitment:

“Under the Trojan Trysting Tree
Come sit with me for a spell;
Beneath its branches hold my hand
And the truth of my heart I’ll tell.”