The vase on Senate House lawn


“Two years on from the death of Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt, our thoughts are with their families, with their friends, and with all those Cambridge colleagues who endured the horror of the day’s tragic events. Today our University community joins in remembrance of two bright young people whose legacy must continue to push us all to strive for a world that is more humane and just.”

Professor Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor

“The second anniversary of the tragedy at Fishmongers Hall brings renewed heartache and grief for all who love and miss Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones, and whose lives have been impacted by the consequences of the violence that day. As a community of learners we continue to stand in solidarity against violence and the harm that it causes, spurred on by the spirit of Jack and Saskia, determined to play our part in building towards a world where there is less harm and more justice for all.”

Dr Ruth Armstrong, Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge; Founder and Director, Learning Together

“This is a day to hold all those impacted by the tragic deaths of Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt in mind, especially their families and friends, present and past, and far and near students and staff of the Institute of Criminology. It is also a time to remember, with gratitude, Jack and Saskia, and their creative and positive contributions to criminal justice.”

Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Director, Institute of Criminology




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