Inquest to be held into death of 'exceptional' Cambridge University student

An inquest will hear evidence about an "exceptional" student who died in a fall at a Cambridge University college.

Thomas Millward, 19, was found injured after police were called to the 148-year-old Girton College just after 9pm on March 5 last year.

The engineering student, originally from Cheltenham, was taken to the city's Addenbrooke's Hospital with serious head injuries but died at about 11am the following day.

Cambridgeshire Police said the death was not thought to be suspicious but a 19-year-old woman from Cambridge was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs.

His parents, Brian and Maisa Millward, said Thomas had studied engineering at the university since September 2015.

They described him as "exceptional" and "one of the most promising young men of his generation".

Girton College was founded in 1869 and was Britain's first residential college for women offering degree-level education.

It was the first of the women's colleges to go mixed more than 30 years ago.

The inquest is listed at Cambridgeshire Coroner's Court in Huntingdon on Thursday.

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