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Fitzwilliam College combines the best of Cambridge tradition with a friendly, forward-thinking approach. Our active and diverse student community lives surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in Cambridge.

Fitzwilliam was founded in 1869 to broaden access to the University, and we’re proud of our history. We admit students from all backgrounds strictly on the basis of ability and promise. Our intellectually stimulating environment together with strong pastoral and academic support enables our students to reach their full potential.

Our location – between the main arts and science sites – is ideal for taking advantage of everything Cambridge has to offer. The setting, around the extensive gardens of a Georgian estate, combines ‘the best of the old and the new’. The Regency house at the heart of the College was once home to Darwin’s widow. More recent buildings include our auditorium (a venue for plays, concerts, debates and lectures) and new, superbly equipped 24/7 library. Students live in rooms in College (many en-suite) or in College houses very nearby for all three (or four) years. Our beautiful gardens are there for all – everyone can walk on our grass!

Fitzwilliam has a strong reputation for music, thriving drama and sport, and a varied range of other College societies. There are music practice rooms, allotments, an art studio, the radio studio of CamFM, a new gym and squash courts on site and playing fields nearby. Students participate fully in our key College committees. Our lovely café/bar symbolises the open and welcoming nature of the College: it’s an informal space where students, staff and teaching Fellows meet over coffee and homemade cake.

Explore Fitzwilliam for yourself at our Open Days and Taster Days, email admissions.outreach@fitz.cam.ac.uk to find out more or email: admissions@fitz.cam.ac.uk with any questions relating to courses or the admissions process.

 

College Staff

Master

Professor Nicky Padfield

Admissions Tutors

  • Dr Holly Canuto (sciences)
  • Dr Sara Owen (arts)

Senior Tutor

Dr Paul Chirico

UCAS Campus Code 
F

Storey’s Way
Cambridge
CB3 0DG
01223 332030
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
440 undergraduates
c140 admitted each year
320 postgraduates
Open Days 2018 

See the College website for information and booking

See also Cambridge Open Days

Fitz dispels every myth you’ve heard about Cambridge. It’s a down-to-earth and welcoming College, full of friendly faces. What makes Fitz special is our sense of community; students have so many opportunities to get involved in College life.

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