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Optima 22 out now

The latest issue of Optima newsletter is now available on the website.


Contents include:

Fitzwilliam: 50 years a College – we hear from two alumni from 1966, Graham Nutter and Peter Phillips, who both remember their inaugural year well.

That was then, this is now… - Dr Elizabeth Marseglia writes about her time as the first female Fellow of the College.

London Dinner and EU referendum debate – a summary of the 85th Fitzwilliam Society London Dinner, met with exceptional demand, due to the addition of a timely debate on the EU referendum with contributions from Lord Lamont of Lerwick, Sir Vince Cable, The Rt. Hon. Andy Burhnam MP, Marina Wheeler QC and Professor Catherine Barnard.

‘Producing tragedy’ – student James Sutton reports on alumna Adele Thomas’s production of Aeschulus’s Oresteia at Shakespeare’s Globe last year.

Fitz and Footlights – Optima editor Alison Carter interviews Fitz students Guy Emanuel, Sam Grabiner, Jordan Mitchell, Theo Wethered and Alex Cartlidge on their Footlights work.

Books by members include: a publication on medieval maritime warfare by Charles D. Stanton, a book on the political practices of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile by Fiona McConnell, the latest novel by Catherine Banner, and A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton set in 1940s Nagasaki and modern-day America.

Plus art news, music news, sports news, student news and more…

Other News
Professor Sir Angus Deaton returned to Fitzwilliam this week
Professor Sir Angus Deaton receives University honorary degree
Professor Sir Angus Deaton returned to Fitzwilliam this week for a dinner to celebrate his honorary degree from the University of Cambridge.
Chariots of Fire
Chariots of Fire 2019 - two Fitzwilliam College teams
Staff and Fellows from Fitzwilliam College are set to run together in September’s Chariots of Fire event in Cambridge.
The Donors' Garden Party was held on Saturday 15 June
Garden Party celebrates end of Campaign
Four hundred alumni and guests, Fellows, students and staff attended Saturday’s Donors’ Garden Party.