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Fitzwilliam College Cambridge


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.


Fitzwilliam College combines the best of Cambridge tradition with a friendly, forward-thinking approach, perfectly summed up by our motto: ‘the best of old and new’. We were founded in 1869 with an aim to broaden access to the University, a history that we are proud of and that is reflected in our diverse and talented student body.

Our students enjoy high-quality College accommodation for the duration of their courses, never more than a five minute walk from the main College site. All students have access to well-equipped kitchens, complete with hobs and ovens, but they always have the option to eat a delicious meal in our spacious and modern hall. Our beautiful gardens are there for all - everyone can walk (or lounge!) on our grass, and an allotment provides fresh vegetables for our chefs. A lovely café provides an informal space where students, staff, and teaching Fellows can meet over coffee and homemade cake.

At the heart of the site is a Regency house, once home to Charles Darwin’s widow and the oldest building on the College site. Right next to this historical building, our library, barely a decade old, is open 24/7 and provides a welcoming place to study, with large windows overlooking the gardens.

Fitzwilliam students are fully engaged with student life, and as a result the College has a strong reputation for music, drama, and sport, and we also host a range of other student-led societies. Our excellent facilities enable our students to throw themselves into their hobbies, and include music practice rooms, an art studio, the University radio studio, a gym and squash courts on site, and playing fields nearby.

Come and see for yourself! Explore Fitzwilliam with our students on an open day, or get in touch to arrange a visit or ask any questions.

UCAS Campus Code 

Storey’s Way
01223 332030
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
463 undergraduates
c140 admitted each year
411 postgraduates

Admissions Tutor

  • Dr Sara Owen (arts)
  • Dr Robert Abayasekara (sciences)

Senior Tutor
Dr Paul Chirico

College Open Days 

Check College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days.

Accessibility Guide