Cambridge Fitzwilliam (Student Life)

Accommodation: Rooms for all (if desired); those wanting to live out, look on noticeboards.

Eating: Cafeteria good (meals £1+); subsidised by fixed charge. Varying standard but always a vegetarian option and salad bar. Locally Gardenia's, La Marguerita (prices fair to steep).

Drinking: College bar (beer £1.70+ a pint) cheaper than pubs; also other college bars. Broadside good local brew.

Nightlife: 2 excellent large events per term, bands 3 times a term. Films, concerts; superhalls; Christmas revue.

Locals: Alright.

Sports: All free - athletics, basketball, badminton, chess, croquet, darts, football, hockey, rugby, martial arts, mountaineering, netball, squash, softball, tennis, volleyball, waterpolo, table football.

Travel: Number of college and university awards.

Financial help: On individual basis.

Jobs: No term-time employment by university regulations (bent for fundraising); some holiday jobs in college or part-time in area.

Informal name: Fitz.

Best features: Friendly and compact.

Worst features: Can get too close to people.

More info: Enquiries to JMA President, telephone 01223 332000 or email Pres(at)

Past students: Lord St John of Fawsley, Norman Lamont, Dr A Szent-Gyorgi (Nobel prizewinner), Derek Pringle, Phil Edmonds (cricketers), Christopher Martin Jenkins (cricket commentator), Nick Clarke (Radio 4 newscaster), Dr David English (President of Methodist Conference), Dr David Starkey (historian, media personality).