Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
|Colleges of the University of Cambridge
|Named after||Fitzwilliam Street (original location),
which was named after the Fitzwilliam Museum,
which was named after the 7th Viscount FitzWilliam
|Established||1966 (1869 as a non-collegiate body)|
|Previously named||Fitzwilliam Hall (non-collegiate) (1869–1924),
Fitzwilliam House (non-collegiate) (1924–1966)
|Admission||Men and women|
|Master||Professor Robert Lethbridge|
|Sister college||St Edmund Hall, Oxford|
|Location||Storey's Way (map)|
|Ex antiquis et novissimis optima
(Latin, "The best of old and new")
The college traces its origins back to 1869 and the foundation of the Non-Collegiate Students Board, a venture intended to offer students from less financially privileged backgrounds a chance to study at the university. The institution was originally based at Fitzwilliam Hall (later renamed Fitzwilliam House), opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum in central Cambridge. Having moved to its present site in the north of the city, Fitzwilliam attained collegiate status in 1966. Female undergraduates were first admitted in 1978.
As of 2010, Fitzwilliam is home to around 475 undergraduates, 275 graduate students and over 60 fellows.
In 1869, Cambridge University altered its statutes to allow men who were not members of a college to become members of the University under the supervision of a censor, whose office was in Trumpington Street, opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum. This provided students who could not afford to belong to a college with a base from which to study at the University, allowing them to be admitted to degrees, sit examinations and compete for scholarships. The name "Fitzwilliam" was chosen by the students at a meeting of the Non-Collegiate Amalgamation Club in the Spring of 1887 and, as a result, the University decreed that the house in Trumpington Street could be known as Fitzwilliam Hall. This became the headquarters of the Non-Collegiate Students Board and provided student facilities and limited accommodation. It was renamed Fitzwilliam House in 1922.
Due to its emphasis on academic ability rather than wealth, Fitzwilliam quickly attracted a strong academic contingent that included future Nobel Prize winners, Heads of State and important judicial figures. It developed a tradition in Medicine and established a reputation as one of the most internationally diverse institutions within the University.
In the second half of the 20th century, the availability of grants made Cambridge more accessible and the need for a non-collegiate body of undergraduates began to decline. The suggestion that Fitzwilliam close prompted an outcry from former students and it was therefore decided that it should aim for collegiate status. Funds were accumulated and a new site was acquired at Castle Hill, about one mile north of the city centre. The first new buildings were opened in 1963.
Since Fitzwilliam began operating at its current site in the north-west of Cambridge, it has grown steadily and developed into one of the larger, more cosmopolitan colleges within the University. Built around an old manor house, the college has increased by one or two buildings each decade and now consists of five courts in large, rectangular gardens, enclosed by the outer-walls of various dormitories. In contrast to most of the University, and indeed the regency estate at the college's centre, the majority of the buildings are of modern design. The first two courts and the central building (comprising the old library, the dining hall, the junior common room and the bar) were designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and were completed in 1963. The intention was for these buildings to constitute the back of the college and, as funding became available, the college grew to the south, with New Court (1985), the Chapel (1991) and Wilson Court (1994). Finally, the plan was completed when Gatehouse Court (2003) became the college's new front. In the following year, the college completed the new Auditorium building, and in doing so became home to some of the best performance facilities in the University. In 2007 the college built a new boathouse, in 2009 the Library and IT Centre was added and, in 2010, the college acquired the buildings and grounds that formerly belonged to the Cambridge Lodge Hotel with the intention of renovating them for the use of graduate students. Fitzwilliam has, over the years, also become known for its beautiful gardens, which largely predate the college. In 2008, an archaeological dig found that the earliest clear evidence of settlement in Cambridge is the remains of a 3,500-year-old farmstead discovered on the College site.
Fitzwilliam is one of only five Cambridge colleges to have won University Challenge. It did so in 1973 with a team that consisted of Philip Bassett (Botany), David Curry (Material Sciences), David Wurtzel (Law) and Michael Halls (English). The same team featured in the 2002 Reunited Series and won its only game.
Buildings and grounds 
The main grounds of the College are located off Storey's Way, towards the north-west of Cambridge. The college is sometimes identified as one of the Hill Colleges, together with Churchill College, St Edmund's College, Girton College and Murray Edwards College. These colleges are all among the most recently established and tend to share certain architectural features.
Fitzwilliam consists of a variety of modern buildings, built in the grounds of a regency estate.
- The Grove (1813)
The college's centrepiece is the Grove, a Grade II regency manor house. This was designed by the architect William Custance and constructed in 1813. Custance was also the house's first resident and his initials, along with the date '1814', can be found on a rainwater hopper at the side of the house. Another slightly smaller building known as Grove Lodge was also designed by Custance and is now part of Murray Edwards College. For some time, both properties were owned by the Darwin family and The Grove served as Emma Darwin's primary residence between 1883 and 1896, following the death of her husband Charles. During this time, she had the interior lined with original William Morris wallpaper and two of her sons had smaller houses built in the grounds. Although both have since been demolished, the house built by Horace Darwin, which was known as The Orchard, was donated to Murray Edwards College in 1962 and the site now serves as its primary campus. In 1988, The Grove became part of Fitzwilliam and today it is home to a number of fellows, as well as the Senior Common Room and the Middle Combination Room.
- The Hall Building (1963)
The Hall Building is a large complex towards the back of the college. It was built between 1960 and 1963 and was designed by Sir Denys Lasdun, who won Royal Gold Medal in 1977 and is most well known for having designed the National Theatre in London. The building, which is an example of the Modern Movement in architecture, consists primarily of the college dining hall, but also houses the bar, kitchens, the junior common room, a couple of seminar rooms and a gymnasium. The dinner gong, just outside the dining hall, was originally the bell of the HMS Ocean and was presented to Fitzwilliam House by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Caspar John in 1962.
- Fellows' Court (1963)
Like the Hall Building, Fellows' Court was part of the initial construction, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and completed in 1963 at a cost of approximately £300 000. It occupies an area in the far corner of the college and is enclosed by the Hall Building, the Law Library and two dormitories. It is generally reserved for fellows, and, as well as residence, also houses the Fellows' Parlour.
- Tree Court (1963)
Tree Court, the last component of the initial 1963 construction, is located at the north end of the college, opposite Fellows' Court. The court was initially the college's main entrance and, with a car park and a cycling bay just outside, it remains a back door to the college. Tree Court was Lasdun's first attempt at student residence; he would go on to design similar buildings at the University of East Anglia and Christ's College, Cambridge. Although the court opens out onto the college gardens, the wall opposite the Hall Building was recently lengthened with the addition of the college's new Library and IT Centre. Today, Tree Court provides residence for the majority of first year students.
- New Court (1985)
In the mid-eighties, the college expanded to the south with the construction of New Court, a three-walled residential compound, designed by MacCormac Jamieson Prichard. Students and fellows contributed to the design with such ideas as intersecting staircases and elongated windows. The court won 1989 David Urwin Award for Best New Building. In 2004, the court gained its fourth wall with the completion of the college's new auditorium.
- The Chapel (1991)
In 1991, the north wing of New Court was lengthened to include the new college Chapel. The building, which was also designed by MacCormac Jamieson Prichard, faces directly towards the Grove and is an example of the International Movement in architecture. The Chapel is designed to resemble the hull of a ship, which hints at the religious themes of journey and protection. The building is home to a fine two-manual organ designed by Peter Collins, a Bechstein grand piano and a Goble harpsichord. The addition won the 1992 Civic Trust Award, the 1993 Carpenters' Award and the 1993 David Urwin Award for Best New Building. The firm later used a similar design for the Ruskin Library at the University of Lancaster.
- Wilson Court (1994)
The fourth court was added to the south of the college, next to the boundary with Murray Edwards, in 1994. It was designed by van Heyningen & Haward Architects and includes 48 acoustically independent rooms and the Gordon Cameron Lecture Theatre, which is also used as the college cinema. It won the 1996 RIBA Award.
- Gatehouse Court (2003)
The completion of Gatehouse Court in 2003 saw the realisation of Sir Denys Lasdun's original vision. The design, courtesy of Allies & Morrison, reorientated the college and gave it a new entrance, complete with Porter's Lodge, administrative offices, meeting rooms, parking facilities, a large-scale engraving of the college crest and a flagpole. It also provided an extra 42 en-suite bedrooms for student accommodation. The college now faces south and opens onto Storey's Way, a smaller, primarily residential street branching off Madingley Road. As well as expanding the college dramatically, the court was awarded the 2005 RIBA Award and the 2005 BDA Award for Building of the Year.
- The Auditorium (2004)
Perhaps the most impressive addition to the college site came with the completion of the Auditorium building in 2004. Having overseen the construction of Gatehouse Court, Allies & Morrison were employed to design the college's new performance facilities. Built using a similar brick to that used for the Grove almost 200 years earlier, the building is largely below ground-level, resulting in a direct view of the surrounding landscape for audience members towards the back of the gallery. It won the 2005 Concrete Society Award and the 2005 BDA Award for Best Public Building. Located near the front of the college, the building faces New Court and backs onto the college gardens. Consisting of a large central performance area, three smaller practice rooms and an entrance hall, the auditorium is the official home of the internationally renowned Fitzwilliam Quartet. The main hall, which has been praised for its acoustics, houses a Steinway grand piano and the practice rooms, which vary in size and purpose, include instruments such as a tympani, a full-size drum kit, amplifiers and a Bösendorfer piano. Although used primarily for music, the building has also hosted drama performances and important lectures. In recent years, guests have included the American politician Jesse Jackson, former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion, and the former head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove, who visited the college as part of the Arrol Adam Lecture Series in 2008.
- The Library and IT Centre (2009)
A new library was completed in 2009. As of January 2010, its book collection contains around 60 000 volumes and increases by about 1000 volumes each year. At a cost of £5m, the building was designed by Edward Cullinan, who had worked with Lasdun on the original college plan, and who was undertaking his first major project after receiving the Royal Gold Medal in 2008. It was built as an extension to the uncompleted east wing of Tree Court and was designed to allow maximum luminosity and energy efficiency. The building, opened in April 2010 by the Duke of Edinburgh, is also fitted with extensive computing facilities and includes separate underground computer rooms for undergraduates and postgraduates. In 2011, alumnus Ken Olisa donated £1.4m to the development of the Library and IT Centre. Unlike most college libraries, it is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
The name refers ultimately to the Fitzwilliam family, prominent members of the Anglo-Irish nobility, whose ancestral seat Milton Hall is located to the north of Cambridge and who, as students and benefactors, have been associated with the university for several hundred years; more directly, it refers to the Fitzwilliam Museum, founded in 1816 with the bequest of the library, art collection and personal fortune of the 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam and situated directly opposite the original headquarters of the Non-Collegiate Students Board, and also to the adjacent Fitzwilliam Street, where many of the non-collegiate students were housed.
- Coat of Arms
Along with the name, the college's coat of arms first came into use in the 1880s when Fitzwilliam Hall needed an emblem to represent its newly formed boat club. The result was a combination between the University coat of arms and the lozengy shield used by the Earls of Fitzwilliam. Initially, the design was used unofficially and it was only when Fitzwilliam was in the process of attaining collegiate status, some 80 years later, that it actually applied for a Grant of Arms. The design was formally recorded by the Duke of Norfolk on behalf of the Queen-in-Council in the late 60s. Notably, the Fitzwilliam coat of arms is the only college emblem to reference the University's own coat of arms.
What the coat of arms achieves with its new combination of age-old symbols, is an encapsulation of the college motto: Ex antiquis et novissimis optima (the best of the old and the new). The sentiment can also be seen in college's architectural design, with award-winning modern buildings complemented by a classical layout and such iconic old buildings as The Grove and the graduate lodge. In general, however, the expression is regarded to apply to a balance of customs and ideas. It expresses a progressive attitude coupled with a will to conserve the achievements of tradition.
The earliest records of the college's sporting clubs describe the colours as 'grey and ruby'. By Easter 1892, the colours were more closely defined as 'cardinal and French grey'. Since then various shades have been used, although the Middle Combination Room's ties, which celebrate the foundation in 1869, have reverted to cardinal as their main colour. Today, the College is firmly associated with the colours grey and red, although they were at one time 'blue and buff', with blue remaining the principal colour of some sporting blazers right up until the 1960s.
Students from Fitzwilliam are sometimes informally referred to as Fitzbillys or Billygoats. As a consequence, the goat has become a popular college mascot and can be found on the front of the boat house, on the boat club flag, and in various places around the college.
Academic reputation 
Fitzwilliam maintains academic standards that are typically high of Cambridge, and has, over the past decade, fluctuated between 13th and 22nd in the Tompkins Table, which lists the University's 29 undergraduate colleges in order of their students' examination performances. In 2012, Fitzwilliam was ranked 19th.
The college places an increasing emphasis on Natural Sciences, with students of the discipline accounting for approximately 20% of its undergraduate intake, and has developed traditional strengths in both Music and Politics; in 2010, there were more Fitzwilliam graduates in Parliament than graduates of any other college (6 MPs and 4 life peers).
Fitzwilliam is also home to a noted Criminology department, headed by Emeritus Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms, and is one of the two colleges that takes in postgraduate students, in association with the Institute of Criminology, as part of the Police Executive Programme.
With fixed assets worth slightly more than £43.5m and land insured for approximately £72m, Fitzwilliam is below average in terms of college wealth. Although it is the wealthiest college to have been established in the last half-century, Fitzwilliam does not have the financial reserves that are typical of some of the older colleges. In 2006, a report published by Varsity revealed Fitzwilliam to be the 23rd wealthiest of Cambridge's 31 colleges.
Student life 
The college's modernity tends to attract students who view Cambridge University, an especially the more traditional colleges, as elitist. Former pupils of state schools usually comprise around 70–75% of the College's undergraduate population. However, as many of these are either overseas students or from provincial grammar schools and leading comprehensive schools, membership is a lot more diverse than the figures may suggest. Unlike a number of other colleges, Fitzwilliam has no distinct political leaning and has, in recent years, produced prominent members of all three major national parties.
In recent years, Fitzwilliam has developed a strong Musical tradition. Former students include the award-winning conductor David Atherton, TV and radio presenter Humphrey Burton, the American film composer Jeffrey Gold and the singer-songwriter Nick Drake, who secured a record deal with a four-track demo recorded in his college room in 1968. Other prominent Music graduates include violist Martin Outram, baritone John Noble, bassist Simon Fell and two founding members of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet. Today, Fitzwilliam has more active music groups than any other college. As well as the traditional Chapel Choir, which also takes in choristers from nearby Murray Edwards, the college is home to numerous singing ensembles. In March 2010, two of the college a cappella groups, Fitz Barbershop and The Sirens, reached the finals of a nationwide competition, The Voice Festival UK, judged by composer John Rutter. The Sirens, an all-female group, won the award for Outstanding Musicality, whilst Fitz Barbershop were joint winners of the prestigious Award for Outstanding Performance. Both groups perform regularly throughout the University. The college also hosts the 'Fitz Swing' Band – one of Cambridge's foremost jazz groups with a reputation for providing excellent entertainment at the May Balls. Other college groups include Fitzwilliam Baroque Ensemble, the recently formed Ensemble CB3, and Fitzwilliam Chamber Opera, the university's only college-based opera society. Fitzwilliam is heavily involved in the Orchestra on the Hill, which performs large-scale works on a termly basis and draws its membership from students of the Hill Colleges. There are also the weekly Fitz Sessions, in which students perform music, poetry and comedy as part of an informal set-up in the college bar. To encourage musical activity, the college hosts the annual Alkan Piano Competition, named after the nineteenth-century virtuoso Charles Valentin Alkan and sponsored by the Alkan Society. The competition is followed by a recital from a professional pianist with a particular interest in Alkan's music. The first recital was given by Ronald Smith in 2001.
Due to the college's new Auditorium, Fitzwilliam is also a popular performance venue. Each year it hosts the Fitzwilliam Chamber Series, a collection of concerts by leading professional musicians. Recent performers at the college have included the cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, the popular DJ Annie Mac and the English Touring Opera. The Indie band Good Shoes performed their first ever gig at the college in 2005. In 2007, a piece by the composer Thomas Hewitt Jones, with the title Kaizen Studies, received its premier at the college's Auditorium. In May 2011, Fitzwilliam Chamber Opera performed the world premiere of Ivan Moody's Fables of La Fontaine; the composer declared it "a magnificent performance".
The Fitzwilliam Quartet 
Fitzwilliam is the only college in Cambridge with a resident professional string quartet. The group, which is known as The Fitzwilliam Quartet, was established by Cambridge undergraduates in 1968. They made their first professional appearance a year later at the Sheffield Arts Festival and, following graduation in 1971, became the Resident Quartet at the University of York. Just a year into their residence, they became personally acquainted with the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich and gained international recognition when they were asked to premier several of his String Quartets. They went on to become the first group to perform and record all 15 of his String Quartets and Shostakovich himself described them as his "preferred performers". When the composer died in August 1975, they had been scheduled to visit him in Moscow just a month later. The group proceeded to record acclaimed interpretations of many other composers, notably Brahms and Haydn, and won the first ever Grammy Award for Chamber Music in 1977. In 1981, they were awarded Honorary Doctorates of Music by Bucknell University, which were presented by Shostakovich's son, Maxim. In 2005, a number of their recordings were included in Gramophone magazine's list of the "Hundred Greatest-ever Recordings". They have a long-term contract with Decca Records and perform regularly all over the world. Although membership has changed over the years, the group returned to Fitzwilliam in 1999 when they were appointed the college's Resident Quartet. They visit for performances and workshops each term and even premier pieces written by students. In 2008, they celebrated their 40th anniversary.
The University Orchestra 
The University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra, popularly known as UCPO, was originally founded as an offshoot of the Fitzwilliam College Music Society. In its early days, the orchestra was supported by grants from the college and rehearsing took place on site. It was initially called the West Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, due to the fact that the majority of its members were from West Cambridge colleges; predominantly, Fitzwilliam, Churchill and New Hall. Although the orchestra changed its name as it grew in stature, a smaller affiliated group, known as the West Cambridge Sinfonia, maintains the epithet. Today, the orchestra is sponsored by Bird & Bird and rehearses primarily at St. Giles' Church. It tours and records on a regular basis and performs University concerts once a term. At Fitzwilliam, the role originally played by WCSO has since been taken over by the Orchestra on the Hill.
Fitzwilliam is traditionally strong in Football: the first team won the University league in 2005 (winning every game on the way) and the knock-out competition, known as Cuppers, in 2006; in 2012, they were once again Cuppers Champions. The College also has strong teams in Rugby Union and Table Tennis, and fields teams in most popular sports.
On site, the college has a multi-gym in the Hall Building, a Badminton court in the Auditorium Building and three Squash courts, which are also used for table tennis, in a separate sports hall towards the front of the college. The squash courts were recently refurbished and are used for training sessions by Cambridge University Squash Club.
The college's main sports grounds, which are among the most extensive in the University, are located on (and named after) Oxford Road, just a few minutes' walk from the college's Huntingdon Road entrance. The land was donated to Fitzwilliam Hall in honour of the students who died in the First World War. The grounds include tennis courts, a netball court, a cricket pitch, a rugby pitch, and both full-size and five-a-side football pitches. It is the only sports ground in the University with an on-site club house, complete with a bar. It's regularly used by varsity teams and is also made available to students of Murray Edwards College.
In 2007, the college completed its new boat house for Fitzwilliam College Boat Club, the rowing club of the college.
Notable alumni 
|James Ward||1843||1925||Psychologist and philosopher, President of the Aristotelian Society|
|Sir Charles Scott Sherrington||1857||1952||Winner of the 1932 Nobel Prize in Medicine, for groundbreaking work on the function of the neuron|
|Joseph Baptista||1864||1930||Founder of the Indian Home Rule Movement and Mayor of Bombay|
|A. G. M. Michell||1870||1959||Mechanical engineer, inventor of the thrust bearing and the tilting-pad fluid bearing|
|Albert Szent-Györgyi||1893||1986||Winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize in Medicine, discoverer of Vitamin C|
|Subhas Chandra Bose||1897||1945||President of the Indian National Congress and leader of the Indian National Army|
|Sir J. Eric S. Thompson||1898||1975||World's leading scholar on the pre-Columbian Maya civilization|
|Bernard Orchard||1910||2006||Biblical scholar and translator, General Secretary of the World Catholic Federation|
|Shankar Dayal Sharma||1918||1999||Ninth President of India (1992–1997)|
|Lee Kuan Yew||1923||First and longest-serving Prime Minister of Singapore (1959–1990)|
|Sir Louis Blom-Cooper||1926||High Court lawyer, author, last Chairman of the Press Council, co-founder of Amnesty International|
|César Milstein||1927||2002||Winner of the 1984 Nobel Prize in Medicine, for producing monoclonal antibodies|
|Lord St John of Fawsley||1929||2012||British life peer, Leader of the House of Commons and Minister of State for the Arts|
|Humphrey Burton||1931||Emmy Award-winning music broadcaster and director|
|Sir Kenneth Eaton||1934||British Controller of the Navy (1989–1994)|
|Nasir Aslam Zahid||1935||Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan|
|Gordon Redding||1937||Prominent specialist on China and Founder of the Hong Kong University Business School|
|Queen Sofía of Spain||1938||Queen Consort and wife of King Juan Carlos I of Spain|
|Lord Lamont of Lerwick||1942||British life peer, former Chancellor of the Exchequer|
|Joseph Stiglitz||1943||World Bank Chief Economist, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economics|
|Vince Cable||1943||Current British Business Secretary and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats|
|Sir Dennis Byron||1943||President of the Caribbean Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda|
|David Atherton||1944||Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, founder of the Mainly Mozart Festival|
|David Starkey||1945||Television historian, expert authority on the Tudor Dynasty, regular on Question Time and The Moral Maze|
|Nick Drake||1948||1974||Popular singer-songwriter|
|Andrew Li||1948||Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong|
|Ahmed Rashid||1948||Prominent Pakistani journalist and author, writer of Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia|
|Dinesh Dhamija||1950||Entrepreneur, founder of the pioneering online travel agency Ebookers|
|David Leakey||1952||Director General of the European Union Military Staff and Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod|
|Sir Peter Bazalgette||1953||Media expert, Creative Director at the global TV firm Endemol, known for Big Brother|
|Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe||1957||Current Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service|
|Tim Sullivan||1958||Film and television director, known for Letters to Juliet and Jack and Sarah|
|Brian Paddick||1958||Former Chief Superintendent at Scotland Yard, Lib Dem candidate for Mayor of London|
|Christian Purslow||1963||Managing Director of Liverpool Football Club and Founder of MidOcean Partners private equity firm|
|Lord Knight of Weymouth||1965||British life peer, former Employment Minister and Education Minister|
|Lee Hall||1966||Playwright, Tony Award-winning writer of Billy Elliot|
|Giles Foden||1967||Novelist and journalist, Whitbread Award-winning writer of The Last King of Scotland|
|Andy Burnham||1970||British Labour politician, former Secretary of State for Health|
|Maurizio Giuliano||1975||Italian journalist, author and record-breaking travel writer|
|Andrew Gower||1978||Video game developer, co-founder of Jagex, responsible for writing the online gaming phenomenon RuneScape|
|Catherine Banner||1989||Fantasy author|
|Arran Fernandez||1995||Mathematics prodigy, youngest ever GCSE recipient (aged 5) and youngest Cambridge University entrant in 237 years (aged 15)|
|Reginald C. Fuller||1908||2011||Theologian, Archbishop of Westminster, co-editor of The Holy Bible – Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition|
|Sir Ernst Boris Chain||1909||1979||Biochemist, winner of the 1945 Nobel Prize in Medicine, for discovering the structure of penicillin|
|Stanley Alexander de Smith||1922||1974||Legal scholar and author, pioneer in administrative law, Constitutional Commissioner of Mauritius|
|Sam Toy||1923||2008||Industrialist, Chairman of Ford of Britain|
|John M Hull||1935||Practical theologian, known for work on blindness and disability|
|Sir Anthony Bottoms||1939||Criminologist, author|
|Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones||1942||Historian, expert on American foreign policy|
|David Pearl||1944||Lawyer, President of the Immigration Appeal Tribunal|
|Bryan S. Turner||1944||Sociologist, Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies|
|David Starkey||1945||Historian, expert authority on the Tudor Dynasty, regular on Question Time and The Moral Maze|
|Angus Deaton||1945||Leading microeconomist, recipient of the inaugural Frisch Medal|
|Clive Wilmer||1945||Poet, art critic, founding editor of Numbers, Director of the Guild of St George|
|Henry McLeish||1945||Politician, second First Minister of Scotland (2000–2001)|
|Martin Millett||1955||Archaeologist, Director of the Society of Antiquaries of London|
|Jonathan Partington||1955||Mathematician, writer of some of the earliest text-based computer games|
|John Mullan||1957||Literary critic and Man Booker Prize judge|
|Edward Miller||1915||2000||Professor of History at the University of Sheffield, Chairman of the Victoria County History Project and the History of Parliament Trust, Editor of the Agrarian History of England and Wales|
|Sir J. C. Holt||1922||Professor of Medieval History at the University of Nottingham, the University of Reading and the University of Cambridge, Vice-president of the British Academy|
|Brian F. G. Johnson||1938||Professor of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge, executive at EPSRC and Academia Europaea, expert authority on nanoparticles|
|Robert Lethbridge||1948||Professor of French Language and Literature at the University of London, the University of California and the University of Melbourne, awarded Chevalier des Palmes académiques|
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- The Fitzwilliam Quartet
- Fitzwilliam College Boat Club
- Alumni of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
- Fellows of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
- Masters of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
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