Fitzwilliam Society for Alumni
The Fitzwilliam Society, founded in 1924, is the society of present and former students of the College and its academic staff.
Life membership is obtained by payment of a life subscription, usually by instalments when in residence. The aim of the Society is to maintain each member's links with other members and with the College. This is formally stated in the objectives of the Society as 'to provide a continuing bond between the College and its members, to promote a permanent Collegiality amongst Fitzwilliam men and women, to maintain contact with members of the College through the publication of the annual Journal and by regular Reunions and to further the interests of the College.'
Fitzwilliam has a well deserved reputation as a friendly college and the Society aims to ensure that it too deserves this epithet. Working closely with the College, the Society publishes the Fitzwilliam Journal and holds a number of social events - an Annual Reunion in College held to coincide with the University's alumni weekend in September; an annual London Dinner; other reunions in the UK and internationally; and drinks parties in London, primarily for recent graduates.
The Society actively supports current student activities directly and through the Fitzwilliam Society Trust fund. Grants made recently to support student sport have covered football, cricket and rowing. Music and drama in the College are given financial backing by the Trust's Milner Walton awards and the Trust provides the prizes for the annual Brewster Debate as well as financing Research Awards and a number of scholarships and prizes, and making an annual grant to the College library.
The Society operates through a Committee. Membership of the Committee is open to all alumni. If you feel that you can help further the aims of the Society and/or would like to join the Committee, please contact the Honorary Secretary via the Development Office.
The current Fitzwilliam Society President is Mr Dick Tyler (1978)
|2011-12||Ms Zoe Shaw (1979)|
|2010-11||Professor Nigel Slater|
|2009-10||Mr Graham Nutter (1966)|
|2008-09||Professor Michael Potter|
|2007-08||Mr Dinesh Dhamija (1971)|