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Wilson brothers, Fitz alumni, celebrating at the College
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Three Fitz brothers celebrate at the College

Three brothers who all attended Fitzwilliam in the 1960s received a surprise visit from the Master when they returned for a special birthday celebration.

Geoffrey Wilson (M.A. 1960), Barry Wilson (Economics 1962) and Derek Wilson (Economics 1964) celebrated Geoffrey’s 80th birthday with a family party at the College, and were delighted when the Master, Professor Nicola Padfield, dropped by to see them.

Barry comments that the party was a “wonderful occasion, with one of the highlights being the visit of the Master!”. He also notes how much the College has changed since their time here, describing Fitzwilliam today as “enormous and all so very impressive”.

The brothers didn’t all overlap at the same time, but Barry says that Geoffrey did show him round on his first day and gave him his gown and bicycle. Derek was two years behind Barry which meant that they overlapped for one year, and both chose to study Economics.  

Although Geoffrey and Derek are now living nearby, Barry lives in Switzerland, so the birthday party at Fitzwilliam was a particularly special opportunity for them all to meet up and revisit their time here. Barry says “It is not often that the brothers get together, so this was a great occasion for us, our spouses and family (including four grandchildren).”

If you would like to hold an event at the College, please visit www.fitz-events.com or contact the Conference and Events Office on 01223 332040 or events.office@fitz.cam.ac.uk.

Pictured (left to right): Barry, Geoff, The Master, Derek

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