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30 years Alumni Festival

Fitz alumni and Fellows feature in digital festival

A host of Fitzwilliam College Fellows and alumni are set to feature in this year’s online Alumni Festival.

From Thursday 17 September to Saturday 26 September 2020, the 30th festival from the University of Cambridge will include lively Q&A sessions with the world’s foremost thinkers, from academics delving deeper into our past, to alumni engineering a sustainable future.

This year’s offerings are more varied than ever, featuring discussions on health, big data, gender, Brexit and climate change. 

Booking goes live on 13 August and all events are free of charge. Below are a selection that feature Fitzwilliam College alumni and Fellows.


Friday 18 September, 1.00pm – 1.45pm.

Join alumnus Professor Paul Dupree Professor Paul Dupree (NatSci 1984), as he explores how sugar can sometimes be a help and not a hindrance.


Thursday 24 September, 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

Fitzwilliam College Fellows Professor David Coomes and Professor Srinivasan Keshav will touch upon some examples where recent advances in computer science, including IoT, AI, big data, and blockchains can be used to solve real problems in the area of forest conservation and restoration.


Friday 25 September, 12.30pm – 1.30pm.

Cambridge Women in Law, including Fitzwilliam College Life Fellow and former Master Nicky Padfield, highlight some of the barriers faced in particular by women stuck within the criminal justice system.


Friday 25 September, 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

Alumna Professor Catherine Barnard (Law 1986) discusses the state of affairs of Brexit.


Saturday 26 September, 1.30pm – 2.30pm.

Fitzwilliam College President Dr Jonathan Cullen will discuss how efficient we are at transforming resources into useful things.


Follow us on Twitter @FitzwilliamColl for regular event updates. Find the full details of next month’s Alumni Festival
 

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