Welcome to Nautilus 9, our Michaelmas edition for 2016-17. This year will see many interesting developments in the life of the College, many of which will be covered by Nautilus.
In Nautilus 9 we focus on drama and performance. Our Life after Lucy contributor, Ginny Davis tells us how she forsook a career in law for one in comedy; Tamara Micner suggests how the place of women in the theatre reflects women’s role in wider society; Charlotte Quinney presents a spirited case for radical feminist adaptations of Shakespeare, and we have our first article by a current undergrad as Alice Carlill writes about her experiences of drama at the University.
The College is always very keen to maintain contact with all our alums (please let the Development Office know your contact details) and it’s especially pleasing when we can offer a ‘Welcome Home’ to an alumna from overseas. Some of you may remember Dr Barbara Wittman, either when she was a student or as a visiting scholar. Here she shares her experience of re-visiting the College over the past summer. We’d love to hear from more of our overseas alumnae – and, of course, those closer to home too.
The Lucy Cavendish College Alumnae Association (LCCAA) has also recently set up its own social media accounts, so don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (Lucy Cavendish Alum Association). At our AGM on 24 September a new LCCAA President, committee and sub-committees were elected, and you can read more about the meeting and get to know the committee on the College’s website.
We hope that you enjoy reading about some of your fellow alumnae. Please keep the stories coming in!
Judith Roberts (LCC, 1973), President of the Alumnae Association