Dr Nicola Jones

Development Director

Dr Nicola Jones

Dr Nicola Jones, Fellow


Nicola first arrived in Cambridge as an undergraduate (Christ's 1999), reading French and Italian.

In 2003 she moved to Corpus Christi, and continued with her studies, completing an MPhil in European Literature and a PhD in Medieval French and Italian.

In 2008 she was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship at Emmanuel College, where she studied medieval philanthropic investment in the arts, was Director of Studies in Italian, and taught a wide range of undergraduates.

In 2011, she decided to switch the theory of philanthropy for practice and joined the Development Office of Pembroke College, as a Major Gifts fundraiser. In 2012 she moved to Robinson College where she held the position of Deputy Development Director.

In 2016, she joined Fitzwilliam as Development Director. 


  • 28 September 2018
    The building works for the long-awaited extension to the MCR to provide improved facilities for the postgraduate community began on 3 September 2018 and are due to be completed by 15 March 2019.
  • 14 July 2017
    Fitzwilliam College students, staff and Fellows are once again running in the Chariots of Fire race, which this year takes place on 17 September.
  • 22 November 2016
    Dr Nicola Jones joined Fitzwilliam College as Development Director in September, taking over from Dr Helen Bettinson.
  • 22 November 2016
    Fitzwilliam welcomes five new Fellows in 2016: Dr Enrico Crema, Mr Tilman Flock, Dr Daria Frank, Dr Nicola Jones (Development Director) and Professor Ianthi Tsimpli.