Lucy Cavendish lies close to the city centre, in tranquil grounds featuring a wild flower meadow, pond and Anglo-Saxon herb garden, as well as our cluster of Victorian and 1990s buildings. Unlike most Cambridge Colleges, we allow our students to walk on all our lawns, and encourage them to make active use of the grounds.
Unusually, these grounds include a Music and Meditation Pavilion, which houses, one of our many, pianos and can be used for music practice by individuals and ensembles, or as a quiet place for reflection..
The College has a growing profile in sport, and members of Lucy Cavendish are well placed to benefit from the facilities administered by the University, including the impressive new Sports Centre in West Cambridge. On site, you can take advantage of the 18-hour access gym, which has a treadmill, exercise bike, rowing machine, cross trainer, weights and other multi-gym equipment. There are weekly fitness classes, and a variety of sporting Clubs and Societies; the Lucy Cavendish College/Hughes Hall Combined Boat Club is one of the most successful in Cambridge, and recently acquired two new boats.
Lucy Cavendish also accommodates leisure activities of other kinds. Our interconnecting Common Room, Bar, games room and conservatory contains a pool table, and a movie library. The Library is a popular social space, and our Catering facilities ensure that students meet regularly over meals.
Cambridge is a city of cyclists and the College has a number of bicycles which are available for the use of Lucy Cavendish College students, staff and Fellows on a short-term basis. There are also covered bike racks for those with their own bicycles.
Some parking space is available for students, with priority given to those with young children, clinical vets and medics, CGCM students, students living further than three miles from Cambridge, or working outside it on a daily basis, students with mobility restrictions, and students needing a car for the purpose of participating in a University Club or Society.
There are spacious computing facilities in the Library, and internet access is available throughout our Accommodation; buildings on the College site offer Wi-Fi access via the College's own network or Eduroam. A PC Loan scheme offers help to students without their own computer, and a number of laptops are supplied for emergency use. Members of the College IT team are on hand during the week to offer support to those with computing queries, and there are regular IT surgeries.
The Porter’s Lodge is the ‘front door’ and hub of the College and our Porters are on duty from 8.00am - 1.00am on weekdays, and from 8.00am to midnight at weekends. They can assist students with a huge variety of issues, from fixing bicycles to finding the College Nurse’s office, sell stamps and other merchandise, and supply change for washing machines and dryers in the College laundry.