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Baroness Morgan in Singapore
The Master made her first overseas trip on behalf of the College this month, with a visit to Singapore.
Study shows permanently reduced river flow after planting forests
River flow is reduced in areas where forests have been planted and does not recover over time, a new study has shown.
Blockchain plan to meet mineral demand
The zero carbon quest will increase demand for minerals which make up batteries, and Fitzwilliam College alumnus Robert Perrons hopes to play a role to make supply networks ‘smart’.
The battle to reduce plastic waste
Fitzwilliam Fellows Dr Jonathan Cullen and Professor James Elliott are working with colleagues at the University of Cambridge towards a shift in thinking from a ‘take, make, throw-away’ plastic world towards ‘recycle, recover, re-use’.
Fitz Fellow hopes to lead agricultural overhaul
Giles Oldroyd hopes his research in self-fertilising crops can increase yields for farmers in the developing world and reduce pollution.
New Year Honours for Fitzwilliam alumni
Sharon White was made a dame and Humphrey Burton and Francis Habgood were knighted as Fitzwilliam College alumni were awarded New Year Honours.
Spotlight on East Asia
This week East Asia is our focus at Fitzwilliam College, with the Master and Development Director travelling to Singapore, and a telephone campaign.
Umpiring honour for Sarah Winckless
Sarah Winckless is honoured to be the first female umpire in the history of the Men’s Boat Race.
Areeb presents research at RSC symposium
Fitz PhD student Areeb Mahtey presented his research on the discovery of a new DNA base at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Organic Division poster symposium this month.
Tropical forests may never fully recover from logging
Continually logging and re-growing tropical forests to supply timber is reducing the levels of vital nutrients in the soil, which may limit future forest growth and recovery, according to a new study.
New MCR Access Officer at Fitzwilliam College
PhD student Eduardo Camarillo Abad has been appointed as the first Access Officer for the MCR at Fitzwilliam College.
Danny delight at Varsity selection
When Danny Collins arrived at the University of Cambridge in late September, he hoped to play sociable rugby as a release from his PhD in Biology.