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Fitzwilliam PhD student Humaira Chowdhury has been awarded the prestigious Royal Historical Society Marshal Fellowship.
Professor Vira is Head of the Department of Geography, Professor of Political Economy and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College.
Last Friday, Fitzwilliam Geography student Rosie Rice was preparing to return to the UK after a month researching age-old eruptions in Tenerife. Instead, she ended up on the neighbouring island of La Palma, watching a volcano erupt in real time.
This year, Fitzwilliam College will be running a two-week long taster programme for Year 11 students from ethnic minority backgrounds across the UK - read on to find out more about how to apply!
Fitzwilliam College is delighted to take part in STEM SMART, a major new University programme supporting State school students.
Fitzwilliam is pleased to announce that it has appointed Claire Thompson as Wellbeing Coordinator to support students, staff and Fellows.
Professor Ianthi Tsimpli, a Fitzwilliam Fellow, has been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy.
Fitzwilliam has launched a Unibuddy platform to facilitate conversations between undergraduate applicants and current students at the College. 
A group of Fitz alumni and students have founded a new organisation to develop meaningful and rigorous conversations around the use of data. As they publish their first report unpacking the landscape of digital finance in Africa, we sat down with one of the organisation’s early members, Arthur Bessis, to hear more about the Good Data Initiative.
Cambridge researchers Professor Shankar Balasubramanian (Fitzwilliam, 1985) and Professor David Klenerman have been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for their development of revolutionary DNA sequencing techniques.
Repeated lockdowns have restricted many of the social activities of Cambridge clubs and societies, and students have had to be creative! As restrictions start to lift, Fitz student Hassan Raja (History, 2018) has launched the Cambridge Photo Club, and we took the chance to follow them on a photo walk.
The College is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter O’Connor to the role of Development Director from June 2021. Peter will succeed Dr Nicola Jones, who moved to the recently-created post of Director of Communications and Engagement in December 2020.