Old Schools, University of Cambridge

Today the thoughts of the Cambridge community are with the families of Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt, and with others whose lives were irrevocably changed by the terrible events at Fishmongers’ Hall.

As we reflect in the weeks ahead on lessons to be learned from the inquest, we are grateful to the many witnesses who testified to the value of Learning Together in helping many of those who take part to make positive progress in their lives.

Statement from Learning Together Co-founders and directors Dr Ruth Armstrong and Dr Amy Ludlow

"Our thoughts today are especially with the families and friends of Jack and Saskia and with everyone else who was injured or with us that day at Fishmongers Hall. We acknowledge the outstanding bravery of many in the Learning Together community, Fishmongers’ Company staff, members of the general public and our emergency services who risked their lives to save and help others. We are heartbroken by the loss of our beloved colleague Jack and student Saskia. We are grateful to everyone who spoke of Learning Together’s positive impact and are determined to reflect on the lessons of these inquests as we move forwards."