About us

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Welcome to the
Cambridge University
Italian Society website!


The Cambridge University Italian Society was founded in 1946 by Scottish poet and Resistance fighter Hamish Henderson.

The CUIT is a student-run society that promotes Italian culture in Cambridge. Our aim, on the one hand, is to create a platform for exchange between different cultures, with the purpose of allowing people from all over the world to get to know Italy, its reality, traditions and culture a bit better. On the other hand, our objective is to provide a place of exchange and a forum for discussion for Italian students and people in Cambridge who have an interest in Italy.

The Society is open to everyone who is interested in our activities, including people from outside the University and non-Italian speakers. We run weekly activities throughout term time. Activities range from cultural and informational talks, roundtables and panel discussions on issues of common interest relating to Italy. Famous Italian journalists, scholars and directors have been invited to give talks in the past.

We are committed to creating a friendly, welcoming environment where Italians and non-Italians alike can feel at home.

We are always looking for new Italy-enthusiasts, proposals and initiatives. If you are somehow involved in an activity that can be of interest to the Society, please let us know and we will happily share the word, as long as it is for purely cultural, informational and non-commercial purposes.

We hope to see you very soon at our events,

The CUIT Committee