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Statement on Dr David Starkey

Fitzwilliam College does not tolerate racism.

We support and promote freedom of speech in our academic community, but we have zero tolerance of racism. Dr David Starkey’s recent comments on slavery are indefensible.

Fitzwilliam was founded upon values of fairness and mutual respect and we are proud of the College’s inclusive and diverse membership.

The matter of Dr Starkey’s Honorary Fellowship will be considered by the Governing Body at its meeting next Wednesday.

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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.