Fitzwilliam is one of the University of Cambridge’s 31 colleges. Our buildings have won many architecture awards. The Hall Building and Dining Hall were designed by Sir Denys Lasdun. Other buildings of note include the Auditorium, the Chapel, which is designed to suggest a floating ship, and the Olisa Library. The Grove, a lovely Regency house which once belonged to Emma Darwin, also sits within our grounds.
Fitzwilliam traces its origins to 1869, when the University of Cambridge started to admit non-collegiate students to widen access by reducing costs. The Non-Collegiate Student Board purchased a building in 1885 that took the name Fitzwilliam Hall, the institution was referred to officially as Fitzwilliam House from 1924, and full Collegiate status was granted in 1966. Fitzwilliam College is a thriving community of around 430 undergraduates, 320 graduates, 60 Fellows and more than 100 staff.
Step into our beautiful gardens and experience the tranquillity of being at Fitzwilliam. We give you the room you need to make your ideas a reality. Our flexible rooms, great food, and excellent service mean you can relax and enjoy your event.
We are committed to providing an excellent service, delivered to the highest standard of customer satisfaction. This Charter tells you, as our customers, what level of service your event should expect when dealing with the hospitality departments at Fitzwilliam College.
Our Customer Care Charter is available through this link in PDF format.
Fitzwilliam College is a member of the MIA (Meetings Industry Association). Under the Meetings CODE, we promise to incorporate and uphold their four main areas of interest: Consistency, Openness, Decency and Ethics, when dealing with our customers, students, employees and suppliers.
Download the complete copy of the MIA Meetings CODE - the relevant section for our customers is section 2 - Venues (page 5)
Nikki Campin – Head of Conferences & Events
Nikki oversees the Events team here at Fitz, managing internal College bookings as well as our range of commercial events. She gained her degree in Events Management in 2012, following administrative roles at the University Centre and then within the regional NHS Deanery. Nikki now has over 10 years’ experience within Colleges and the University of Cambridge - having previously managed events at Wolfson College before moving to Fitz in 2020 – and an expert knowledge of events and accommodation operations, team management and customer service.
Freya Wayman – College Events Coordinator
Freya has over 8 years’ experience of working in Fitzwilliam College starting in the Catering department and joining Fitz Events team to oversee the College events. Freya is a specialist in dealing with a wide range of internal College events, from committee meetings, intimate Parlour dinners to 600 delegate Graduation celebrations and gala events such as Commemoration dinners. Out of term time, Freya looks after summer school groups providing excellent service to our commercial clients as well.
Shreya Amin - Sales & Events Coordinator
Shreya joined us as a Sales and Events Coordinator in June 2023. Before Fitzwilliam College, she worked as a Guest Services Manager at Moller Institute where she was the main contact for the clients arriving on the day for conferences. She has six years of experience working in customer service with three years of experience in hospitality. At Fitzwilliam College working in the Sales and Events team, she will be responsible for responding to your enquiries and managing your event whilst providing an effortless service.
Maddy Allum - Sales & Events Coordinator
Maddy joined us in April 2023. Prior to Fitzwilliam College she spent 6 years working in events and hospitality at the Pitt Building Conference Centre, during which time she played a key role in gaining the Green Meetings accreditation for the venue. She has experience in a wide range of events including art exhibitions, business meetings and team away days, evening receptions and student bookings. As one of our Sales & Events Coordinators she will respond to your enquiries and manage your event, providing you with a seamless service.
Richard Wayman – Head of Catering
Richard has worked at a number of Cambridge colleges including King's, Emmanuel and Homerton. He was first promoted to Head Chef at King's College where he established an excellent reputation for fine dining, which in turn attracted many high profile dinners. Richards’ career highlight was cooking for Her Majesty The Queen in honour of the University’s 800th anniversary celebrations. Richard joined Fitzwilliam in 2012, eager to share his passion for food and keen to inspire his new team to achieve the highest possible standards.
Sharon Lewis – Front of House Supervisor
Sharon joined the University of Cambridge community over three years ago, working within various Cambridge Colleges as part of their Front of House teams. With a background in Corporate Travel, Sharon’s earlier experience was working for large corporations and managing their complex overseas requirements. Sharon truly honed her hospitality skills when she was running her own pub business, during which time she was planning and executing a variety of events and festivals. Sharon particularly enjoys working on elaborate events where her multitasking experience is most useful.
Alex joined us as the Audio-Visual Technician in February 2022 after completing an Audio and Music Technology degree. He has experience running lots of different technical events from full opera productions and live gigs to packed conferences and debates. At Fitzwilliam College he will be responsible for answering your technical enquiries, from lighting to hybrid recording. As well as making sure all technical aspects of your event run smoothly.