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Department of Computer Science and Technology

Gonville and Caius

2 October 2017

Today I’m joining a college. Or, to be more precise, at a ceremony later this afternoon I’ll be admitted as a fellow to Gonville and Caius college .

Now the questions you might ask are why, and why aren’t you part of a college already—this is Cambridge after all and it’s all about the colleges, isn’t it?

Actually it’s not. In Cambridge you don’t have to be part of a college. All students are, both undergraduate and postgraduate. Postdocs generally aren’t, although some colleges make provision for a small number of postdocs to be part of their community. Lecturers, readers and professors can choose whether to be part of a college or not....

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