• Memorial for Lee Kuan Yew
    Fitzwilliam College hosted a memorial for Mr Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday 29 March, attended by members of the Lee family, the Singapore High Commissioner Ms Foo Chi Hsia, and over 200 Singaporean students and others from Cambridge, Oxford and Leiden.
    08 April 2015
  • Ken Olisa new Lord-Lieutenant
    Fitz alumnus and 1869 Fellow Benefactor Ken Olisa OBE FBCS FRSA is to be Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Greater London, commencing on 28 May 2015.
    07 April 2015
  • Fitz student wins IT prize
    Fitzwilliam Computer Science student Jozef Mokry received one of the 7 inaugural Worshipful Company of Information Technologists “Outstanding Information Technology Student” Prizes 2015 in London on 11 February.
    07 April 2015
  • Thanks a million!
    Students raised over £186,000 during the 2015 telephone campaign. Thanks to Fitzwilliam alumni, the total raised since 2009 is over £1million.
    31 March 2015
  • Fitz students in Boat Race crews
    Ashton Brown (MPhil Psychology and Education 2014) has been selected to row in the Newton Women’s Boat Race on 11 April, and Clemens Auersperg (MPhil Management 2014) will be in the BNY Mellon Men's Reserve Race (Goldie vs Isis).
    27 March 2015
  • New Master's welcome film released
    The new Master's welcome film has been released. Nicky Padfield introduces herself and the College, and meets Fitzwilliam students.
    27 March 2015
  • Lee Kuan Yew, GCMG, CH
    The College is saddened at the death of alumnus Mr Lee Kuan Yew, former Prime Minister of Singapore. The Master has conveyed her respects to Fitzwilliam alumni in Singapore and to Singaporean students currently studying at the College, and the College flag is flying at half-mast today.
    23 March 2015
  • Bequest benefits libraries
    A bequest from alumnus Tony Garner (Classics 1968) has benefited Fitzwilliam’s Olisa Library and a school in Cambodia funded by alumni.
    24 February 2015
  • Year of the Goat
    Wishing you happiness, success and prosperity in the Year of the Goat!
    18 February 2015
  • Cambridge Union Bicentenary
    Alumnus Sir Peter Bazalgette is to speak at the 200th anniversary debate 'This house is not what it used to be' on 7 February.
    26 January 2015
  • Personality and post code
    Fellow Jason Rentfrow is co-author of a new study showing that life satisfaction in London links to how well your personality suits your local environment
    13 January 2015
  • Professor Nigel Slater to be Pro-Vice-Chancellor
    Professor Nigel Slater, Fellow of Fitzwilliam, is to be one of three new Pro-Vice-Chancellors. He takes up his post on 1 January 2016.
    08 January 2015
  • Parts of brain age differently
    Bye Fellow Dr Rogier Kievit, lead author of a new paper published in Nature Communications today, finds that different parts of the brain age at different rates.
    18 December 2014
  • Sharon White to be head of Ofcom
    Congratulations to Fitz alum Sharon White (Economics 1985) who has been appointed Chief Executive of media and telecoms regulator Ofcom.
    18 December 2014
  • New semiconducting polymer
    The work of Fitz Physics PhD student Deepak Venkateshvaran was published as a letter in Nature on 5 November.
    11 December 2014
  • Winter Ball Saturnalia
    1000 guests enjoyed the Winter Ball on 4 December, with much of Fitzwilliam turned (literally) upside down for the night.
    09 December 2014
  • From England with Love
    A new book of letters written between 1926 and 1927 by Fitzwilliam student of English, Kalidas Desai, was launched at the College on 20 November at a lunch hosted by the Master Nicola Padfield.
    03 December 2014
  • Professor M S Swaminathan is new Honorary Fellow
    Alumnus Professor M S Swaminathan FRS (PhD Botany 1950) was elected into an Honorary Fellowship at a meeting of the Governing Body on 15 October 2014.
    28 November 2014
  • New Fellows
    Fitzwilliam College welcomes three new Fellows: Stuart Middleton, Dr Subha Mukherji, and Dr Hazel Wilkinson.
    28 November 2014
  • 2014 Foundation Lecture
    Professor Shankar Balasubramanian FRS FMedSci gave the 2014 Foundation Lecture ‘Decoding human genomes on a population scale’ on 20 November – to a capacity audience from inside and outside the College.
    21 November 2014
  • Goat Post 2014
    The Michaelmas issue of the Fitzwilliam JCR magazine is now available at
    19 November 2014
  • The transformation begins
    New double glazed windows have been installed in A, B and C staircases, marking the start of a major renovation of student accommodation.
    30 October 2014
  • Insight into extremism
    Ahmed Rashid (SPS 1968) commentator and author on Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia was ‘In Conversation with the Master' on the topic of extremism on 17 October.
    29 October 2014
  • New Chaplain and Music Director
    Fitzwilliam welcomes Revd Helen Arnold as Chaplain and Ms Katharine Parton as Music Director
    28 October 2014
  • New Fitz Lasdun postcards
    Two new images of Denys Lasdun’s iconic dining hall at Fitzwilliam by Marcus Ginns have been released to coincide with Lasdun’s 100th anniversary.
    28 October 2014
  • Responses to the First World War
    The four speakers for Fitzwilliam College’s Arrol Adam Lecture Series have been announced. The free public lectures start on 16 October.
    03 October 2014
  • Fitz Flyers in Chariots of Fire
    Six members of Fitzwilliam College staff ran the Chariots of Fire race on September 21, and raised over £685 for the Arthur Rank Hospice.
    26 September 2014
  • Porters on bikes for autism
    Congratulations to Head Porter John Eisold and Porter Allison Stewart, who cycled from Cambridge to Southwold on 31 August.
    26 September 2014
  • John Clare symposium
    Dr Paul Chirico, Fellow and Senior Tutor, was one of the organisers of 'Clare, Botany and Classification in the Early Nineteenth Century'
    24 September 2014
  • New breastfeeding research
    A new study by Fitzwilliam Bye Fellow Dr Maria Iacovou links breastfeeding to a lower risk of postnatal depression.
    20 August 2014
  • Sir Richard MacCormac dies
    The College is saddened to hear of the death of Sir Richard MacCormac, the distinguished architect of New Court (1985) and the Chapel (1991).
    30 July 2014
  • Leitch and Hedges at the Commonwealth Games
    Fellow Dr Harry Leitch (Natural Sciences 2003) and Alex Hedges (Management Studies 2005) are competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
    29 July 2014
  • Master’s ‘Right to Die’ film
    Nicola Padfield, Master, explores the issues in a new video ‘Nicklinson - The Right to Die?' produced by the Cambridge Law Faculty.
    09 July 2014
  • Vet poster winners announced
    Fitz Fellow Dr Angie Tavernor has announced the winners of the annual Veterinary Medicine poster competition for Lower Sixth students.
    04 July 2014
  • Potter wins Pilkington Prize
    Michael Potter, Professor of Logic in the Faculty of Philosophy, is one of 12 honoured for the outstanding quality of their teaching.
    03 July 2014
  • Superconductor breaks record
    Fitz Fellow David Cardwell leads the Cambridge research team which set a new record for a trapped magnetic field in a bulk superconductor
    02 July 2014
  • New issue of Optima now online
    The new issue of Optima is now available online.
    24 June 2014
  • Fitz Men's 1 win Squash Cuppers
    Fitz Men's 1 beat Emma 1 in the Cuppers final on 11 May, with an overall score of 4:1.
    12 May 2014
  • New robes and anthem for Choir
    On 11 May the Chapel Choir's new robes were on show in the presence of their donor, Dennis Doyle (Music 1947).
    12 May 2014
  • Fitzwilliam to Whitehall
    Two alumnae, Sharon White and Julia Goldsworthy, were in College on 6 May to talk about their careers and working in Government.
    07 May 2014
  • Hanna Tarver wins 800m
    Hanna Tarver (Chem Eng 2012) won the 800m at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Outdoor Athletics Championships on 5 May.
    07 May 2014
  • Millett uncovers Roman wall
    Professor Martin Millett and colleagues have found ruins that ‘transform our understanding’ of the ancient Roman port of Ostia.
    29 April 2014
  • National Gardens Scheme 2014
    Fitzwilliam College Gardens will be open on Sunday 13 April from 2-5 pm.
    11 April 2014
  • Professor Sir James Holt dies
    The College announces with great sadness the death of Professor Sir James Holt, Master 1981-1988, on 9 April 2014, aged 91 years. A memorial service will be held at 3.30pm on Saturday 25 October at Great St Mary’s in Cambridge, followed by a reception at Fitzwilliam College.
    11 April 2014
  • Fergus Macleod is Mackerras Fellow
    Fitzwilliam alumnus and conductor Fergus Macleod (Music 2005) is to be the second English National Opera Charles Mackerras Fellow.
    09 April 2014
  • Fellow donates Bechstein
    Life Fellow Barry Landy has donated a Bechstein grand to the College - it was played at an inaugural concert in February.
    08 April 2014
  • Record-breaking phone campaign
    Fitz students have raised £150,000 in confirmed gifts (£162,000 including pledges) in the most successful telephone campaign to date.
    04 April 2014
  • Lent Term sports round-up
    Football, handball, rugby, rowing, hockey, tennis, netball, badminton, squash, lacrosse and ultimate frisbee...
    03 April 2014
  • Historical Geography book launch
    Co-authors David Nally, John Morrissey and Ulf Strohmayer launched Key Concepts in Historical Geography at Fitz on Friday 21 February.
    01 April 2014
  • 2014 telephone campaign starts
    Fitz student telephone fundraising started on Tuesday 18 March. Over the last 5 years the campaign has raised £700,000 from generous alumni.
    26 March 2014
  • Fitz Off saves energy
    The first Fitz Off campaign, part of Fairtrade Fortnight, saw the winning students from bottom C Staircase cut their electricity use by 44% during the week 24 February to 3 March.
    13 March 2014
  • The Dream of Gerontius
    Hannah Roper, a first year music student at Fitzwilliam, organised a performance of The Dream of Gerontius in Trinity College Chapel on February 22 2014.
    28 February 2014
  • More graduate accommodation
    Fitz further improves its graduate accommodation with purchase of five houses near the College.
    24 February 2014
  • Three new Honorary Fellows
    Alumni Dame Sarah Asplin, Lord Lamont and His Honour Judge Dean Spielmann were elected into Honorary Fellowships from October 2013.
    19 February 2014
  • Notos Wind Quintet
    Notos Wind Quintet gave a concert at Fitzwilliam on Saturday 26 January, as part of Fitzwilliam's Professional Recital Series.
    13 February 2014
  • Engaging with awe
    Alumnus Professor David Wilkinson gave the University Sermon at Great St Mary’s on Sunday 9 February; the Fitzwilliam Chapel Choir sang the anthem.
    11 February 2014
  • Fitz alumni on top science list
    Professor Shankar Balasubramanian (1985) and Dr Jonathan Middle (1967) named ‘Entrepreneurial scientists’ on Science Council’s top 100 list.
    22 January 2014
  • Alumni New Year's Honours
    MBE for Carl Meewezen (MML 1994) for services to Government Efficiency and awards for three Applied Criminology & Police Management Diploma students.
    10 January 2014
  • New issue of Optima now online
    The new issue of Optima is now available online.
    20 December 2013
  • Helen Arnold new Acting Chaplain
    Revd Helen Arnold will be Acting Chaplain at Fitzwilliam while the Revd Dr John Munns is on sabbatical during the Lent term.
    19 December 2013
  • Book launch at 2013 Reunion
    "Fitzwilliam: The First 150 Years of a Cambridge College" went on sale at the 2013 Reunion on 28 September.
    21 November 2013
  • Ken Olisa lecture online
    Ken Olisa OBE gave the 2013 Foundation Lecture ‘Double standards: Perspectives on life in public companies and public office’ on 7 November.
    21 November 2013
  • Careers Fair success
    Thirty-five alumni shared their professional experiences with students at the popular Fitzwilliam Society Careers Fair on Saturday 16 November.
    21 November 2013
  • Varsity Match 12 December
    Fitz students James Boyd-Moss and Kieran Hegarty are members of the Blues squad for the Varsity Match on Thursday 12 December at Twickenham.
    20 November 2013
  • Four mile challenge
    Twenty-two students and Fellows took part in the informal ‘FitzFour’ running race on Sunday 3 November.
    15 November 2013
  • Saltmarsh experiment complete
    Dr Iris Moller has subjected an artificial saltmarsh to a simulated storm surge, in one of the world’s largest wave tanks.
    15 November 2013
  • Leitch picked for 2014 Games
    Dr Harry Leitch (Natural Sciences 2003) has been selected to play squash for Team Scotland in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
    15 November 2013
  • New Fellows for 2013
    Fitzwilliam welcomes three new Fellows in 2013: Dr Louise Hanson, Mr Tim Hughes, and Dr Tatiana Thieme.
    11 November 2013
  • Vegetables grown by stealth
    Guests at Fitzwilliam’s Foundation Lecture Dinner on 7 November enjoyed ‘heritage’ leeks and kale grown in the College’s own gardens.
    11 November 2013
  • Harpsichord gift
    Alumnus Tom McCartan (Economics 1959) has made and generously donated an ornate Flemish double-manual harpsichord to the College.
    05 November 2013
  • Fitz Literary Society re-launch
    The Fitzwilliam Literary Society kicks off its 2013-14 programme with a play reading ‘The Night of Broken Glass’ on 9 November.
    01 November 2013
  • Radhe Jaggi performs at Fitz
    Radhe Jaggi, award-winning Bharatanatyam dancer, gave her first Cambridge performance at Fitzwilliam College on Thursday 24 October.
    25 October 2013
  • Albert Medal for Selwyn Image
    Selwyn Image CBE (MML 1959) has been awarded the 2013 Royal Society of Arts Albert Medal for his work tackling homelessness.
    25 October 2013
  • A marvellous instrument
    The first commercial CD recorded in the College Auditorium has been released by US record label Centaur.
    24 October 2013
  • Careers fair coming up
    The Fitzwilliam Society Careers Fair will take place at 3.30pm - 5.30pm on Saturday 16 November 2013.
    20 September 2013
  • The Olisa Library named
    Lord Sainsbury, Chancellor of the University, named The Olisa Library on 5 July at a ceremony attended by donors Ken and Julia Olisa.
    13 September 2013
  • Open Cambridge 2013
    Fitzwilliam College will be open as part of Open Cambridge on Friday 13 September and Saturday 14 September.
    06 September 2013
  • Protecting friendly bacteria
    Fitzwilliam Fellow Professor Nigel Slater is one of the researchers behind new vaccine technologies.
    02 September 2013
  • Fitz pioneers access initiative
    The new access summer school run by the Kent Academies Network in partnership with Fitzwilliam launched at Tonbridge School in July.
    22 August 2013
  • MacRobert Award for Andy Harter
    RealVNC, founded by Dr Andy Harter (Maths and Computer Science 1980), received the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award on 17 July.
    31 July 2013
  • Architecture exhibition open
    'Building Fitzwilliam College 1963-2013: an architectural journey' opened with a symposium focused on Sir Denys Lasdun and his successors.
    26 July 2013
  • David Reddaway honoured
    David Reddaway (History 1972), HM Ambassador to Turkey, has received the KCMG in the Queen’s birthday honours diplomatic list 2013.
    23 July 2013
  • Music Society Garden Party
    The annual May Week Music Society Garden Party took place on the Grove lawn on Monday 17 June.
    22 July 2013
  • Fitzwilliam book at final stage
    Our new book 'Fitzwilliam: The First 150 Years of a Cambridge College' is at the final design stage and you can now view sample pages.
    19 June 2013
  • Explore Fitzwilliam online
    A new Explore page on the College website allows you to look around inside the College using panoramic photographs and Google Streetview.
    05 June 2013
  • Fitzwilliam Music Weekend
    The annual Fitzwilliam Music Weekend brought together 65 years of Fitz music students and musicians on 11-12 May.
    23 May 2013
  • Lost and Sound
    Dr Jose Alcantara takes part in discussion of auditory perception and music at screenings of new documentary Lost and Sound at the Cambridge Arts Picture House on 12 and 16 May.
    13 May 2013
  • New prospectus
    Fitzwilliam Admissions Office launched a new undergraduate prospectus and course booklet to coincide with the recent Arts and Sciences open days at the College.
    10 May 2013
  • Dowland 450th Anniversary
    Fitzwilliam College Music Society hosted a major international event to celebrate the 450th Anniversary of the great Elizabethan composer John Dowland on 4th-5th May.
    09 May 2013
  • 'Geranium' – new book
    Dr Kasia Boddy, Fitzwilliam Fellow and Director of Studies in English, has published ‘Geranium’, a cultural history tracing our changing attitude to the flower.
    12 April 2013
  • 2013 Telephone Campaign begins
    The 2013 Telephone Campaign will see 13 Fitz students speak to hundreds of the College’s alumni, asking for support for the Student Opportunities Fund and College Teaching Fund.
    12 April 2013
  • Chapel Choir records CD
    Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir has completed two days of recording for a CD, to be released later this year.
    11 April 2013
  • Hybridity, popular music and the city
    Publications by Fellow Dr Peter Webb examine music in the post-industrial city – and an AHRC grant funds a series of symposia exploring the role of music in social and political engagement.
    27 March 2013
  • Chandaria Fellowship in Philosophy
    Dr Shamil Chandaria (Economics 1984) has endowed a new Fellowship in Philosophy at Fitzwilliam College; Dr Louise Hanson has been appointed to the post from September 2013.
    22 March 2013
  • Fitzwilliam College Mastership
    The Governing Body has elected Mrs Nicola Padfield MA, Dip Crim, DES as the next Master, to take office on 1 October 2013.
    19 March 2013
  • Fitz win men's football Cuppers
    Fitzwilliam Men's 1st team triumphed in football Cuppers on Monday 11 March and Fitz Women's 1st team are League champions.
    13 March 2013
  • National Gardens Scheme 2013
    Fitzwilliam College Gardens will be open on Sunday 14 April from 2-5 pm. The £5 charge (which goes to charity) also admits you to Churchill College.
    08 March 2013
  • Alumnus composer honoured
    The Chapel Choir sang works by Dennis Doyle (Music 1947) on 10 February - in the presence of the composer and his friends.
    12 February 2013
  • Master talks on Manet at RA
    Professor Robert Lethbridge will speak on 'Manet and the Writers of his Time' at the Royal Academy in London on 4 March 2013.
    07 February 2013
  • Chapel Choir at St Edmund Hall
    Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir sang the annual joint Choral Evensong with St Edmund Hall, Oxford, on 4 February.
    05 February 2013
  • After the flood
    Research by Fitzwilliam Fellow Dr Iris Möller features in a BBC report on flood defences, on the anniversary of the 1953 North Sea Flood.
    31 January 2013
  • The quadruple helix
    A research group led by Professor Shankar Balasubramanian (Natural Sciences 1985) has shown for the first time that DNA exists as a quadruple helix in human cells.
    24 January 2013
  • Support for Syrian children
    Recent graduate Roisin Blake (Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, 2008) is organising The Jasmine Ball in aid of the UNICEF Appeal for Syria's children.
    14 January 2013
  • Christopher Martin-Jenkins
    Christopher Martin-Jenkins MBE (History 1964), cricket journalist and commentator, has died aged 67.
    02 January 2013
  • Cambridges in Cambridge
    Senior Tutor Dr Paul Chirico, MCR President Fiona Kao and JMA President Ellie Davies met the Duke of Cambridge on 28 November
    13 December 2012
  • Busiest ever Careers Fair
    A big thank you to the 40 alumni who came back to College to advise current students at the Fitzwilliam Society Careers Fair on 17 November.
    12 December 2012
  • Winter Ball success
    Nine hundred guests stepped through the wardrobe into Fitzwilliam's "Narnia" Ball on Saturday 29 November.
    12 December 2012
  • Stamp of approval
    Alumnus David Sigee (Natural Sciences 1961) has just published a new book 'University Mails of Oxford and Cambridge 1490 -1900'.
    11 December 2012
  • Sports round-up
    Fitz athletes have made their presence felt at the 2012 Varsity Match, as well as in University Water Polo and the National Pentathlon.
    11 December 2012
  • Billygoats honour John Adams
    John Adams (Engineering 1958) retired as Secretary of the Billygoats on Saturday 2 December, after an incredible 50 years in the post.
    03 December 2012
  • Law grad treks to Mayan pyramids
    Rosanne Capper (Law 2002) is trekking through the Guatemalan jungle to raise money for the Education For The Children foundation.
    28 November 2012
  • Graphic journalism in Nepal
    Dan Archer (MML 1999) is an acclaimed comics journalist and is using his skills to document human trafficking in Nepal.
    27 November 2012
  • Princess Ida at Fitz
    Fitzwilliam Chamber Opera and Cambridge University Gilbert & Sullivan Society stage Princess Ida in the Fitzwilliam Auditorium.
    23 November 2012
  • London food security debates
    Fitzwilliam Fellows Bhaskar Vira and David Nally are the organisers of three public debates in London, the first on Monday 26 November.
    22 November 2012
  • Women on Boards: the 2012 Foundation Lecture
    Helena Morrissey CBE delivered the 2012 Fitzwilliam Foundation Lecture 'Women on Boards: The Power of an Idea whose Time has Come' on 15 November. Now available online.
    20 November 2012
  • Welcome to new Fellows
    Fitzwilliam welcomes four new Fellows in 2012, Dr Kasia Boddy, Ms Niamh Dunne, Mrs Ailsa Hunt and Dr Peter Webb.
    12 November 2012
  • Going with the flow
    Fitzwilliam Fellow Dr Iris Möller calls for new priorities in coastal management policy in October issue of Public Service Review.
    02 November 2012
  • Saving Britain's oysters?
    Fitzwilliam Fellow Dr Philine zu Ermgassen discusses the restoration of Britain's oyster beds at a meeting in Cambridge today.
    23 October 2012
  • Deaths on probation report
    Fellow Nicola Padfield is one of the authors of a new report on deaths of individuals serving community orders or on license from prison.
    22 October 2012
  • Vira reports on biodiversity
    Fitzwilliam Fellow Bhaskar Vira reports on deforestation measures at the UN Convention on Biodiversity conference in Hyderabad, India today.
    17 October 2012
  • Sarah Asplin QC appointed Judge
    Sarah Asplin QC (Law 1979) has been appointed a Justice of the High Court, assigned to the Chancery Division, with effect from 1st October 2012.
    21 September 2012
  • Bazalgette to lead Arts Council
    Sir Peter Bazalgette (Law 1973) has been appointed Chair of Arts Council England with effect from February 2013.
    18 September 2012
  •  John Willis new Chair of BAFTA
    John Willis (History 1965) has been appointed Chairman of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
    14 September 2012
  • Student funds women in Uganda
    Lucy Johnson (Geography 2010) raised £1,250 for Afrinspire’s work in Uganda, and collected data for her dissertation on self-help groups.
    31 August 2012
  • Jane Reck wins radio prize
    Jane Reck (History 1981) was awarded the Royal Society Radio Prize in June for her Radio 4 documentary 'Hearing the Past'.
    29 August 2012
  • First winner of the Norman Borlaug Award is Fitzwilliam’s Aditi Mukherji (PhD 2007).
    Former Fitz PhD student Aditi Mukherji is the first recipient of the Norman Borlaug Award for her work to eliminate hunger and poverty.
    29 August 2012
  • David Cardwell elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
    Fitzwilliam Fellow Professor David Cardwell was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering on 16 July 2012.
    24 August 2012
  • Platts rides again
    Fitzwilliam Fellow Dr Ken Platts has broken another cycling record – this time as the first rider over 60 years of age to beat 50 minutes on 25-mile time trial.
    31 July 2012
  • Academy Fellowship for Brindle
    Professor Kevin Brindle has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
    30 July 2012
  • 'Care Home Kids’ film success
    In Care Home Kids: Looking for Love, Ashley John-Baptiste (History 2008) looked at the problems of children growing up in the care system.
    30 July 2012
  • New issue of Optima
    A road trip to Jerusalem; flying a Fitzwilliam sledging flag in the Arctic; 13th century student rent wars; biodiesel, the Passion, the Boat Race, and more: Optima 18 is available now.
    16 July 2012
  • Olympic torch passes Fitzwilliam
    The Olympic Torch was carried past Fitzwilliam College on Sunday 8 July.
    12 July 2012
  • 150th Anniversary book
    Help us celebrate Fitzwilliam's anniversary by subscribing to a new book about the College.
    11 July 2012
  • Master announces retirement in 2013
    Professor Robert Lethbridge has given notice of his retirement on 30 September 2013. He will have served as Master for eight years.
    11 July 2012
  • Spielmann Vice-President of ECHR
    Dean Spielmann (LLM 1989) has been elected Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights.
    10 July 2012
  • Promotion for three Fellows
    Three Fellows of Fitzwilliam have been promoted, with effect from 1 October 2012. Dr James Elliott becomes Reader in Materials Science and Metallurgy, Nicola Padfield becomes Reader in Law and Dr David Nally becomes Senior Lecturer in Geography.
    10 July 2012
  • The ski's the limit
    James Richardson (Engineering 2008) has been testing the aerodynamics of some of Britain's best speed skiers at the Department of Engineering.
    25 June 2012
  • Cambridge women win at Lord's
    Fitzwilliam's Ellie Davies was a member of the victorious Cambridge University Women's Cricket Team in the 2012 Varsity Match on Saturday 16 June.
    20 June 2012
  • First Hill Colleges arts week
    The first Cambridge Hill Colleges Arts Week kicks off on Monday 18 June, with Fitzwilliam’s Music Society Garden Party, a John Piper exhibition and Bach concertos.
    20 June 2012
  • Squash Cuppers win
    Fitzwilliam has won the 2012 men's squash Cuppers, beating Emmanuel College 3-2 in the final on Sunday 13 May.
    15 May 2012
  • Football Cuppers triumph
    Fitzwilliam 1st team have stormed to victory in the 2012 Cuppers, beating Christ's College 3-2 in the final on Sunday 6 May.
    09 May 2012
  • The Bird and the Frog
    Fitzwilliam String Quartet performed Haydn's 'The Bird' and 'The Frog' quartets, and Mozart's celebrated String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, on Sunday 22 April.
    24 April 2012
  • Cambridge Olympic walks
    Emma Fletcher (Land Economy 1996) has created a set of six 'Olympic walks' around Cambridge.
    24 April 2012
  • Moritz Schramm in Boat Race
    Graduate student Moritz Schramm (MB/PhD 2005) is rowing for Cambridge in the 2012 Xchanging Boat Race on 7 April 2012.
    02 April 2012
  • Boat Race equality in 2015
    Fitzwilliam woman Helena Morrissey CBE (Philosophy 1984) is behind the move to equal status for women's and men's rowing in the Boat Race.
    30 March 2012
  • Gardens' first opening with NGS
    Fitzwilliam College’s gardens will be open for charity under the National Gardens Scheme for the first time on Sunday 15 April 2012.
    21 March 2012
  • Best on housing policy
    Lord Richard Best OBE gave a talk on UK housing policy to land economists of Fitzwilliam’s Cameron Society on 1 March.
    19 March 2012
  • Alumnus wins President's Putter
    Congratulations to Andrew Stracey, who won the 2012 President's Putter golf tournament at Rye on 8 January.
    10 February 2012
  • Alumnus Andy Burnham MP visits
    Labour MP Andy Burnham (English 1988) returned to Fitzwilliam on 25 January to give a talk on health policy, the NHS, and the role of the Opposition.
    02 February 2012
  • The Business of Literary Fiction
    Professor John Mullan delivered the 2011 Fitzwilliam Foundation Lecture, ‘The Business of Literary Fiction’, on 17 November.
    06 January 2012
  • New school in Kibera slum
    Sarah Shucksmith (Geography 2006) founded Sarah Junior School in the Kibera slum during her gap year. Now they’re building a new school.
    05 January 2012
  • New Year Honours for alumni
    Honours for Fitz alumni Peter Bazalgette (1973), Chris Heaton (1971), Helena Morrissey (1984), Christopher O’Connor (1987) and Mark Pemberton (1972).
    05 January 2012
  • Master meets 100-year-old alumnus
    Vancouver-based alumnus Paul Heller, who came to Fitzwilliam in 1930 to read Mechanical Engineering, is 100 today, 14 December.
    14 December 2011
  • Fitz vets on Safari Vet School
    Two Fitzwilliam students Nadia Alnaimi and Amy Coleman were filmed for the ITV series Safari Vet School, to be broadcast on 6 January 2012.
    13 December 2011
  • Choir at Little St Mary's
    Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir gave a Christmas Concert at Little St Mary's Church, Cambridge, on Thursday 1 December, raising just over £200 for Cambridge charity Wintercomfort for the Homeless.
    05 December 2011
  • Louis Couperin marathon
    Fitzwilliam hosted recitals celebrating the 350th anniversary of 17th-century French composer Louis Couperin on Saturday 5 November.
    05 December 2011
  • Birds Becoming Artefacts Exhibition
    An exhibition of beautiful and original hand printed feather artefacts created by Rebecca Jewell (Archaeology and Anthropology 1982) are on show at the Rebecca Hossack gallery in London until 24 December.
    28 November 2011
  • Sustainable materials: with both eyes open
    A new book co-authored by Fitzwilliam Fellow Dr Jonathan Cullen looks at how future buildings, vehicles, products and equipment can be made efficiently and made with less new material.
    24 November 2011
  • Choir sing in Norwich
    Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir joined the congregation at St Catherine's Church, Mile Cross, Norwich, on Saturday 12 November, to celebrate the church's 75th Anniversary.
    23 November 2011
  • Fitzwilliam welcomes new Chaplain
    New Chaplain The Revd Dr John Munns joined Fitzwilliam in September from a teaching post at the University of Bristol.
    22 November 2011
  • Alumnus gives £1.4 million for Fitzwilliam College Library & IT Centre.
    Fitzwilliam College has announced a gift of £1.4 million from alumnus Ken Olisa and his wife, Julia. The gift, to support the College's new Library & IT Centre, reflects Ken Olisa's life-long passion for information technology and education.
    03 November 2011
  • Organ donation
    Dennis Doyle (Music 1947) has presented Fitzwilliam with a Viscount Regent organ.
    12 October 2011
  • Lord Justice of Appeal
    Sir David James Tyson Kitchin (Law 1976) took up his appointment as Lord Justice of Appeal on 5th October 2011.
    12 October 2011
  • Higgy is guest speaker
    Alastair Hignell CBE (History 1974) was guest speaker at the Sports Alumni Dinner on 3 September, attended by over 80 alumni and students.
    07 October 2011
  • Reunion Weekend success
    The Fitzwilliam Society’s 77th Reunion took place on 23 – 25 September, attended by 250 alumni and guests from across seven decades and four continents.
    07 October 2011
  • Fitzwilliam’s X Factor ex-student
    Recent Fitzwilliam graduate Ashley John-Baptiste is a member of ‘The Risk’, one of the groups competing in ITV’s X Factor, the popular television talent show.
    29 September 2011
  • Climate change and food security
    Topical talks from Fellows Iris Moeller, David Nally and Bhaskar Vira inspired sixth-formers at the Geography conference on 28 June.
    29 July 2011
  • Alumni fund Fitzwilliam outreach
    A generous donation from two Fitzwilliam alumni has enabled the College to appoint Lauren Scarratt as the new Schools Liaison Officer.
    22 July 2011
  • Fitzwilliam College receives major gift from 'Goldman Sachs Gives'
    A $1.6 million (£1 million) donation from Goldman Sachs Gives supports students of limited means and funds teaching in Economics.
    01 July 2011
  • Pilkington Prize for David Scott
    Dr David Scott, Fitzwilliam Fellow, was honoured for excellence in teaching in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology on 17 June.
    30 June 2011
  • Fellow breaks cycling record
    Fitzwilliam Fellow Dr Ken Platts has broken the regional age group record for cycling 100 miles.
    30 June 2011
  • Philip Brook new Wimbledon chair
    Alumnus Philip Brook (Maths 1974) has taken up the role of Chairman of the All England Club.
    16 June 2011
  • New issue of Optima
    Explore Fitzwilliam’s connections with Catalonia; read about this year’s telephone fundraising success; discover more about student and alumni musicians, green projects and innovation.
    20 May 2011
  • New Fitzwilliam panoramas
    Explore Gatehouse Court and Tree Court by viewing panoramas on the College website.
    20 May 2011
  • Opera world premiere
    Fitzwilliam Chamber Opera presented the world premiere of 'Fables of La Fontaine' by leading British composer Ivan Moody, in a double bill with Judith Weir’s 'The Consolations of Scholarship' on 5 May 2011.
    18 May 2011
  • Music essay competition winners
    Music essay competition winners were presented with their certificates at the recent College open day.
    18 May 2011
  • Pitmen Painters opens this week
    The award-winning play, by Fitzwilliam alumnus and Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall (English 1986), opens in Cambridge this week.
    16 May 2011
  • New book on Catalonia
    Fitzwilliam Fellow Dominic Keown is the editor of A Companion to Catalan Culture, which examines the unique voice of Catalonia in history, literature, language, the arts and popular culture.
    27 April 2011
  • Perreau-Saussine colloquium online
    The Emile Perreau-Saussine memorial colloquium is now available online through the University's media service.
    21 April 2011
  • Biodiversity and Endangered Species
    Fitzwilliam will host the 2011 Science and Society Symposium, “Biodiversity and Endangered Species”, on Friday 6 May.
    18 April 2011
  • CCJ Presidency for Dennis Byron
    Sir Dennis Byron (Law 1962) was appointed as the next President of the Caribbean Court of Justice on 15 March.
    06 April 2011
  • Women's Head of the River Race
    The Fitz Women’s boat took part in the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race on the Thames on 19 March.
    06 April 2011
  • Multiphysics prize
    Hassan Abbas Khawaja (Engineering 2007) received the prestigious Multiphysics Student Award on 10 December 2010.
    29 March 2011
  • Dogsbodies
    Kathryn Hawes and Rebecca Powell won top prize for their ‘sagittal section of a dog head’ in the Veterinary Anatomy Craft Show on 6 March.
    21 March 2011
  • Triumph in Rugby Cuppers Shield
    Fitzwilliam Men’s Rugby have won the Cuppers Shield, beating a combined Selwyn-Peterhouse team 20-15 at Grange Road on 17 March.
    18 March 2011
  • Women’s Real Tennis at Lords
    Lucie Browning (Engineering 2008) captained the Cambridge University Women’s Real Tennis team in the Varsity match at Lords on 26 February 2011.
    18 March 2011
  • BP prize for third year student
    Oliver Gazeley (Engineering 2007) has been awarded a BP 3rd Year Prize for his project on the fatigue life of bicycle spokes.
    15 March 2011
  • Choir at Herstmonceaux Castle
    Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir performed Brahms’s ‘German Requiem’ to a packed audience on Sunday 6 March, at Herstmonceaux Castle.
    15 March 2011
  • Fitz in football Cuppers final
    Fitz football 1sts are taking on Queens' in the Cuppers final on Monday 14th March 2011.
    11 March 2011
  • Brian Woods at 'Watersprite'
    Documentary filmmaker Brian Woods (Psychology 1982) is speaking at 'Watersprite', the Cambridge International Student Film Festival.
    09 March 2011
  • Simon Csoka appointed QC
    Simon Csoka (Law 1987) has been made Queen’s Counsel in this year’s silks appointment round.
    07 March 2011
  • Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod
    Lieutenant General Sir David Leakey, CMG CBE, (Law 1971) took up his appointment as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod in February 2011.
    25 February 2011
  • Republicanism & religion
    Fitzwilliam celebrated the life and work of Dr Emile Perreau-Saussine with a colloquium on the subject of ‘Republicanism and Religion’.
    21 February 2011
  • StAnza competition win for Lliam Paterson
    Lliam Paterson (Music 2009) is one of the winners of the 2011 StAnza Composition Competition.
    01 February 2011
  • David Thompson discusses female bishops debate
    David Thompson puts debate about women bishops into a historical context in an interview with ITV Anglia News
    24 January 2011
  • The Language of Sport
    Fitzwilliam Fellow John Leigh was one of the speakers at ‘Over the Moon: The Language of Sport’, held at the British Library on 11 January.
    24 January 2011
  • Nicola Padfield at Justice Committee
    Fitzwilliam Fellow Nicola Padfield gave evidence to the third session of inquiry into draft sentencing guideline on assault on 11 January.
    17 January 2011
  • Our man in Tunisia
    Christopher O’Connor (MML 1987) is HM Ambassador to the Tunisian Republic.
    17 January 2011
  • MBE for Carlene Firmin
    Carlene Firmin (Philosophy 2002) has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List, for services to girls’ and womens’ issues. At 27, she is one of the youngest women to receive the MBE.
    05 January 2011
  • Open Cambridge
    Fitzwilliam was open to visitors as part of Open Cambridge 2010.
    21 December 2010
  • Sarah Winckless to be first chair of BOA Athletes' Commission
    British Olympian Sarah Winckless will serve as the inaugural Chair of the new British Olympic Association (BOA) Athletes' Commission.
    21 December 2010
  • Linguist turned singer
    Saffron Jones (MML 2005) is now on the Masters in Vocal Studies course at the Royal Northern College of Music.
    20 December 2010
  • Flying high: levitation and energy storage
    Professor David Cardwell is working with Boeing on the remarkable properties of superconductors.
    20 December 2010
  • Just milk: reducing HIV transmission to babies
    Professor Nigel Slater is involved in a new initiative to deliver antiviral agents during breastfeeding.
    20 December 2010
  • Nature dialogues: whose ecosystem?
    Dr Bhaskar Vira’s new research project looks at the conflicting demands made by local and global stakeholders on the natural world.
    20 December 2010
  • 2010 communications questionnaire responses
    April’s mailing to alumni included a questionnaire about College communications.
    17 December 2010
  • Fitzwilliam’s MPs
    A round-up of Fitzwilliam alumni who have gained (or kept) seats in the Commons and the Lords.
    17 December 2010
  • Fitzwilliam playwright and translator
    Playwright Catherine Grosvenor (MML 1997) is currently working on a new translation of a Polish play for the Royal Court Theatre, and on a new play of her own entitled The Early Days of a Better Nation.
    17 December 2010
  • The Butterfly Isles
    Patrick Barkham (SPS 1994) spent an unforgettable summer ‘in search of our Admirals and Emperors’.
    17 December 2010
  • Honours for Ken Olisa
    Ken Olisa (Engineering 1971) became the Master of the Information Technologists’ Company in October this year.
    17 December 2010
  • Open days poster launch
    This summer saw the distribution of a new poster aimed at attracting Sixth Form students to Fitzwilliam admissions open days.
    17 December 2010
  • The Perfect Desk
    Fitzwilliam’s new Library & IT Centre features prominently in a short film which showcases Cambridge libraries.
    17 December 2010
  • Fellowship at All Souls
    Andreas Mogensen (Philosophy 2005) has been elected to an Examination Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford.
    16 December 2010
  • The Wellbeing of the World
    Professor Angus Deaton gave the 2010 Fitzwilliam Foundation Lecture, 'The Wellbeing of the World: Global Patterns of Health, Wealth and Happiness', on November 9th. This topical lecture entertained and informed a capacity audience.
    16 December 2010
  • Britain and the Olympic Games: Past, Present, Legacy
    Fitzwilliam’s Olympic connections feature in a new book by Matt Rogan (MML 1993) and his father Martin. Read more and take advantage of our special offer for alumni.
    16 December 2010
  • Fitzwilliam student behind inspiring event for care leavers
    Fitzwilliam history student Ashley John-Baptiste, 20, is the driving force behind an event to raise the aspirations of children in care and care leavers.
    17 November 2010
  • Duke of Edinburgh opens new Library & IT Centre
    His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh KG KT, Chancellor of the University and official Visitor of the College, opened the new Fitzwilliam College Library & IT Centre in the presence of benefactors, fellows, students and staff.
    03 November 2010
  • Fitzwilliam College Wind Ensemble debuts
    Fitzwilliam's newest music group, The Fitzwilliam College Wind Ensemble, gave their first performance in the College chapel.
    03 November 2010
  • Aanya Madhani in national property competition
    Fitzwilliam Land Economist Aanya Madhani has been named a London & South-East regional property student of the year by the Association of Women in Property.
    03 November 2010
  • Criminology prize for Fitzwilliam Fellow
    Dr Justice Tankebe was presented with the 2009 Nigel Walker Prize on 26 May 2010. The prize is given for an "outstanding written contribution to the field of criminology by a member of the University of Cambridge".
    25 October 2010
  • Fitzwilliam athletes at Commonwealth Games
    Squash player Harry Leitch and gymnast Alex Hedges are participating in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
    07 October 2010
  • Superconductor breakthrough
    Fitzwilliam's Professor David Cardwell's team have made a breakthrough in the manufacture of high-temperature superconducting materials.
    24 September 2010
  • New graduate hostel
    The College completed the purchase of the former Cambridge Lodge Hotel on Friday 20 August. It is to become a hostel for graduate students.
    23 September 2010