‘Tea at the Fitz’ with the Trust

On Monday 26 June, some 500 guests, including Trust-supported students, partners and friends of the Trust, gathered at the Fitzwilliam Museum for ‘Tea at the Fitz’, an afternoon of celebration for another year of outstanding achievements by the Trust’s scholars and the unwavering support of its partners.

Loretta Minghella OBE, Chair of the Trustees, welcomed the many attendees, it being her first opportunity to meet some of the many scholars the Trust supports along with its partners since joining as Chair only ten months ago.

The first large in-person event the Trust had hosted since before the pandemic, it brought together students drawn from 85 countries across the world, Trustees, some of the Trust’s funding partners and the many organisations and individuals who work with the Trust from across Collegiate Cambridge, to enjoy afternoon tea and entertainment in the grounds of the wonderful Museum.

Helen Pennant, the Trust’s Director, was delighted to have the opportunity to recognise all those the Trust works with who offer funding, expertise and other support, as well as the Trust’s students’ achievements, commenting “… we are immensely proud of our scholars not only because of their academic excellence but for the diversity of perspectives they bring to Cambridge.  The Trust keeps in touch with its alumni continuing to support them on their pathways.  We are proud of what they have achieved, making a difference in large and small ways”.

The event also marked an anniversary for the Cambridge Trust, it being a decade since the formation of the Cambridge Trust from the merger of the Commonwealth and Overseas Trusts.

Click here to see a gallery of images, and here for the event Facebook album.