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Optima 24 out now

The latest issue of the Optima Newsletter is now available to read online.

Contents include:

Seeking order in the Age of Disruption - Fellow Professor Michael Kenny introduces the new Bennett Institute for Public Policy

Boys to men - Visiting Fellow and alumna Professor Gill Plain (English 1984) studies the stories Britain told itself in the aftermath of the Second World War.

40 years of women at Fitz - The story of how co-education came to be at Fitzwilliam, and what some of our women are doing today.

Focus: Music - Cat Groom, our new Director of Music, reports on a fantastic year at Fitz.

Books by members include: a publication on John F. Kennedy’s special relationship with Great Britain by Christopher Sandford (History 1974), Newsprint Metropolis: City Papers and the Making of Modern Americans by Fitzwilliam Fellow Julia Guarneri, and Animal Kingdom: A Natural History in 100 Objects by Jack Ashby (Zoology 2000).

Plus, the year in pictures, art, Billy life and more…


Read Optima issue 24 here >>


Photo credit: Professor Bhaskar Vira

Other News
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.