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Last week it was announced that Fitzwilliam Fellow, Professor Ianthi Tsimpli has been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy.
This month, Fitzwilliam launched its 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.
OVER £2,500 FOR STUDENT PROJECTS FROM THE FITZWILLIAM SOCIETY Five projects proposed by graduates and undergraduates have been awarded funding in the seventh year of the Fitzwilliam Society Grants Scheme.
In March, Fitz was very proud to see alumna Simone Sargeant (History 2009) listed in this year's Forbes 30 under 30. It's an amazing career achievement, and we sat down with Simone to talk about her path from Fitz to Forbes - a career story that offers hope (and advice) to those graduating in a period of global uncertainty.
Fitzwilliam Fellow and alumnus, Dr Kourosh Saeb-Parsy (Medicine, 1993) and his team have recently made ground-breaking discoveries in the repair of damaged bile ducts, discoveries which may radically change our capacity to treat a range of conditions.
On Earth Day, a reminder that all Fitzwilliam members have a week left to submit proposals for our inaugural Environment Awards competition.
The College's flag is flying at half-mast, to mark the passing of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT, OM, GBE, PC, Hon.LLD, FRS.
​​​​​​​This weekend, in a Boat Race like no other, Fitz student Quinten Richardson (2020, MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration) will be taking to the water in the Blue boat. It’s been anything but a conventional journey for Quinten and the crew, and we caught up with him during the final week of preparation to hear more.