Federico Varese - Statement as at 1 July 2016. In my interventions, I raised the question of whether Universities and supervisors such as myself should feel a degree of responsibility for what happens to their students carrying out dangerous field work. I went on to suggest that the current system of risk assessment might need to be reconsidered. Let me now clarify that in no way did I intend to place personal blame on Giulio's supervisors at Cambridge for his tragic death, or hold them culpable. Clearly, responsibility for his death stays with those who killed him.