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‘Prizes, Prisoners and Propaganda in the Anglo-Scottish war of the Rough Wooings, 1543-50′ – TONIGHT – 6:30pm – Gordon Cameron

The Fitzwilliam History Society will be holding its final event of the term on Tuesday 25th November at 6.30pm in the Gordon Cameron Lecture Theatre at Fitzwilliam College.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Amy Blakeway of Homerton College. Dr Blakeway will be giving a talk entitled: ‘Prizes, Prisoners and Propaganda in the Anglo-Scottish war of the Rough Wooings, 1543-50′. The ‘Rough Wooings’, a war between England and Scotland fought over the question of Mary, Queen of Scots’ marriage has long been acknowledged as significant by historians.

Much of this work has relied upon the exceptional survival of a range of documents telling the in the English archives. Unsurprisingly, however, these documents only tell one side of the story. Until recently, the Scottish experience of the war has been relatively ignored. This paper will use new source material discovered in the archives of Scotland and of her ally, France, to examine Scottish propaganda and English prisoners captured by the Scots. These two case studies which help to uncover the lost Scottish experience of this intense conflict.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for what promises to be a fantastic talk. Wine and nibbles provided.


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Free professional concert – Tomorrow – 2:30pm – Auditorium

A reminder about the professional recital given by the Trio Aporia (harpsichord, viola da gamba and baroque flute), tomorrow at 2.30pm in the Auditorium.

Entry will be absolutely FREE (with a retiring collection) and wine will be available afterwards at a £1 per glass. This will be a fantastic opportunity to see professional musicians at none of the usual cost – bring your friends and enjoy!


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Fitz Careers Fair – This Saturday!!

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Fitzwilliam Society Careers Fair 2014, Sat 15th November

More than 40 Fitz alumni are coming back to the College to chat to Fitz students about what they do. Representing a wide range of jobs, they’ll be in the Dining Hall from 3.30-5.30pm. Free tea, coffee and biscuits will be on offer!

There’s no need to book, just drop in on the day. Join the event on Facebook here for the latest info. 

To view the list of alumni attending click here. More biographies and photos will be added over the coming weeks, so keep checking.

Special careers session: What graduate recruiters are looking for, Sat 15th November

This session will be run by Fitz alumna Beth Callen (Modern Languages, 1992), a Global HR Manager at Shell, from 2-3.30pm in the Old SCR. Beth will share what Shell and other major employers are looking for when recruiting graduates, and shed light on the recruitment process. Sign up here.

CV clinic

A CV clinic will be take place throughout the Fair. More details to come.


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JCR President Hustings TONIGHT 8pm in the JCR!

The time is here- the first round of hustings for JCR President will take place tonight at 8pm in the new JCR/Walter Grave Room.

There are four candidates running for this position:

Eleanor Costello

Alex Cicale

Junaid Hussain

Matt Kellett

Come along to hear their speeches and then everyone will have opportunity to ask the candidates questions.

Voting will open Thursday morning at 8am until Friday at 8pm.

See you there!

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