Our active and diverse student community lives surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in Cambridge. Fitzwilliam was founded in 1869 to broaden access to the University, and we’re proud of our history. We admit students from all backgrounds strictly on the basis of ability and promise. Our intellectually stimulating environment, together with strong pastoral and academic support, enables our students to reach their full potential.
Fitzwilliam College has recently appointed a new Wellbeing Coordinator, highlighting Fitzwilliam's commitment to an environment that helps students and staff flourish and fulfill their potential. Claire will complement the work done by our College Tutorial officers, Chaplain, student representatives, as well drawing on help from the College Counsellor and University Counselling service, College Nurse and NHS provision.
Old and new
Our location - between the main Arts and Sciences sites - is ideal for taking advantage of everything Cambridge has to offer. The setting, around the extensive gardens of a Georgian estate, combines ‘the best of the old and the new’. The Regency house at the heart of the College was once home to Charles Darwin’s widow.
More recent buildings include our auditorium (a venue for plays, concerts, debates and lectures) and new, superbly equipped 24/7 library. Students live in rooms in College (many en suite) or in College houses very nearby for all three (or four) years. Our beautiful gardens are there for all – everyone can walk on most of our grass!