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“During my week the serious is barred; no business allowed. Drinking, noise and games and dice, appointing of kings, feasting of slaves, clapping of frenzied hands … Such are the functions over which I preside.” — Saturn in Lucian’s Saturnalia

This double guest post comes from Bursar Andrew Powell, and Sophie Clarke, student President of the Ball Committee.


Programme cover

Programme cover

Andrew Powell: Thursday 4 December was the night of the biennial Fitzwilliam Winter Ball – our answer to the May Ball season. My wife and I attended on ‘Cinderella’ tickets which expire at midnight – too old to last the pace now, but good to feel a part of it. We enjoyed the Footlights, Neptune’s Maze, the Casino in The Grove and the music. Unlike others we didn’t have the nerve to be spun at high speed in the Round Up ride and sadly we couldn’t get in to hear headline act the Hoosiers. The pork burgers, crêpes and chocolate fountains were good consolation. Read more…

Nicola Padfield

About Nicola Padfield

Nicola Padfield MA, Dip Crim, DES became Master of Fitzwilliam College in October 2013. She is a Reader in Criminal and Penal Justice at the Law Faculty, University of Cambridge, and has been a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College since 1991.