Charlotte Arc's father who was a professor at the university is found dead just before the new term is due to begin. Charlotte decides to enrol at the university so that she can discover the truth about her father's death. Charlotte and the other new students soon learn about a world of drugs, sex and secret societies one of which is called the Dandelion Club.
Ross Bonham risks being expelled after he shows a violent tendency. His actions sets Theo against Professor Maltravers. Angus and Raj help Dorian with his prank on the college statue.
Following Ross's suicide, Charlotte decides to discover the truth about what really happened. Maltravers continues to try and find the missing hourglass pendant. There is a power struggle in the Dandelion Club after Maltravers takes his frustrations out on Dorian
It is election day for the first year representative position, and Charlotte and Rosalind go head-to-head in a bid to win over the college vote. Meanwhile, the Warden's suspicions are growing, and Lord Gaudain worries that Maltravers is losing his grip.
It is Founders Day, and Trinity alumni come back to visit the college. Much to Maltravers' disgust, among them is Hunter, the richest man in the world. And Maddy receives an unwelcome visit from her boyfriend.
Jonty becomes suspicious about his boyfriend Ross's death - was it suicide or murder? Professor Maltravers offers him a deal, which he refuses - with dark consequences.
Rosalind resigns her position as student rep, and Charlotte decides to try to abolish the Dandelion Club secret society. Meanwhile, The Project sends an envoy to check up on Professor Maltravers.
Lord Gaudain returns to Trinity to steady the ship, and finds Maltravers spiralling out of control. Charlotte is held at Dorian's pleasure, while Dr Cooper feels the strain.