Breaking the Silence and extending our support

Our SU Women’s Officer gives her take on the University campaign to break the silence

On Donning (Pirate) Hats and Catching Crabs

Blog by rowing novice, Research Fellow and Totally Enthusiastic Aquatic Maniac

Why I Row

I am not a natural morning person but this Michaelmas Term I am novicing for the Lucy Cavendish College Boat Club

Welcome to Nautilus 12

Welcome to the first Nautilus of this academic year

Lucy Cavendish College and Education

Sheelagh Drudy discusses the key concepts of education and Lucy Cavendish College's contribution to women's higher education

Working with Inuit B.Ed. students

Michelle Baikie gives an update on her varied education and employment activities since leaving Lucy Cavendish

Pupil Guidance in the 1970’s and 80’s

Jean Cosslett talks about education in the 1970's and 80's

Trust in Teachers

Mathilde Whitburn talks about the obstacles she faced when she began teaching

Primary Opportunity

Elizabeth Jurd talks about her teaching experiences and what brought her to Lucy Cavendish

Research into the effect of changing climate and environment on Indus Civilisation settlements

The photo journal of a PhD research adventure in NW India

Sit down, shut up and listen to minority voices

A blog from our newly elected Students' Union BME Officer

Running a half marathon for all PSP patients

As a PhD student focusing on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy I wanted to do more to help

New ergs and new rowers

The ergs have arrived and have been set up in the beautiful, new gym!

Working for a marine conservation project in Kenya

I spent the summer helping the Kuruwitu Conservation and Welfare Association in Kenya

Hosting a workshop on developing children’s literature collections

Lucy Cavendish College Library hosted a workshop on developing children’s literature collections, attended by fifteen students from the University of Washington.

The end of a three year rollercoaster ride

We’ve travelled together on a memorable, action-packed and special journey.

Starting out as Outreach and Recruitment Officer

I’m looking forward to continuing working here over the summer as the temporary Outreach and Recruitment Officer at Lucy Cavendish College

HHLCCBC women are ready for May Bumps!

Everyone’s favourite term for rowing is nearly over, but not before May Bumps take place next week!

Working to Support Stranded Spouses: Sulema Jahangir

Sulema Jahangir (Law. 2000) discusses her role in supporting those spouses who find themselves separated from their families.

Representing Women in Employment Law

Jessie Ingle (Law, 2013) provides insight into her role, helping women achieve justice in the face of many difficult barriers.

Reflections of a Law Lecturer in Cambridge and Beyond

Dorothy Heeneman (Law, 1981) discusses her law teaching career.

Life After Lucy: Susy Jepson

Susy Jepson (Law, 1978) tells how her Lucy story began with a feature on Woman's Hour in 1975.

Teaching Law in Hong Kong

I came away from Lucy Cavendish with the feeling that all things were possible. I still feel the same today.

Forty Years of Law at Lucy Cavendish

Some Reflections from Jillinda Tiley, Emeritus Fellow and former Director of Studies for Law

Welcome to Nautilus 11

Welcome to Nautilus 11, our final edition for this academic year.

Running a friendly and international society

I was in touch with Cambridge University Arab Society before I started at Lucy Cavendish and now I'm its President

Creating the cartoon series Cambridge Struggles

I have always liked drawing and sketching and I have created a little series of cartoons called Cambridge Struggles

Becoming President of the Marlowe Society

I'd really like to encourage Lucy students to consider becoming involved in Cambridge theatre, particularly graduate students - there's room for everyone!

See you on the other side…

Easter greetings from our resident student blogger Cherish Watton

CamAWiSE: Connecting and Inspiring Women in STEM

I truly believe CamAWiSE is place to connect and inspire women in STEM, at any stage of their career.

A brilliant day for HHLCCBC’s W2 at Women’s Eights Head of the River Race

Being part of the largest female rowing race in the world is something so special and it will never leave us!

Building Bridges in Medical Sciences Conference 2017 - A reflection

Being part of the BBMS organising committee is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

First report from new President of RAG

I’m proud to be Lucy Cavendish College’s first Sabbatical student officer!

Join our creative community!

The Lucy Cavendish Art Society hosted its first big painting social event on Thursday 16th February

Welcome to Nautilus 10

Lucy Cavendish Alumnae Association visit to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden

"We were enchanted by the splendours of the theatre, which has been re-gilded in the recent past and glowed with golden light."

Sex, Lives and History Books

Alumna Dr Louise Foxcroft (LCC, 1992, 2000) discusses how a feminist approach to history can bring a new perspective to women's lives

The Shadow of War

Lucy empowers Alumna Ingrid Dixon (LCC, 1992) to pursue the complexities of a family history

Life after Lucy: Helen Gibson

A Lucy alumna and her passion for historic buildings

Life After Lucy: Gill Heyworth

Archaeology, anthropology, travel - and politics, by alumna Gill Heyworth (LCC, 1981)

RIP, TEAR, AND SHRED: Higher Education in the United States in the era of Donald Trump

Dr Barbara Wittman, alumna (1976) and Former Visiting Scholar (2011) offers a personal view on the state of affairs in President Trump's America.

Dr Angela Morecroft: Vitaliano Donati and his Egyptian Adventures

How a polymath from Padua brought Egyptology to Turin

Four crews compete at Pembroke Regatta for HHLCCBC

Brilliant performance by the boat club last weekend at Pembroke Regatta

The Art of the Children’s Book event is a sell-out success

Almost 60 people gathered to discuss illustrations in children's literature

Alumna Tamsin Wimhurst discovers The David Parr House

Tamsin Wimhurst (MSt History, 2005) stumbled across an incredible local history project, which quickly started to take over her life.

Rowing off the Cam at the Bedford Head

For many of our rowers, last weekend was the first opportunity to race on a different river.

Using augmented reality in construction engineering

I am trying to automate progress monitoring inspection for buildings under construction using augmented reality

Children’s Literature Formal Hall

Last week the Lucy Cavendish Children's Literature Society held a Formal Hall around the theme of food in Children's Literature

Lucy Cavendish students lead rugby team at Twickenham

The College was proud to see two students leading the Cambridge University Women’s Rugby Team in the Varsity match against Oxford at Twickenham at the end of last year.

Benefits and challenges for mature students at Lucy Cavendish

Being a mature student has a lot of advantages, especially when you are in an environment that supports you as well as Lucy’s does...

Wishing blog readers a happy and healthy holiday season

Bridgemas is well and truly upon us...

Which are the next walls to fall - in finance? By alumna Alexandra Dobra.

I have been selected as a finalist to present my innovative idea at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin – The brightest minds on the planet

Welcome to Nautilus 9

The new Alumnae Association President, Judith Roberts, welcomes readers to the latest edition of Nautilus

A Message from Across the Pond

Dr Barbara Wittman, alumna (1976) and Former Visiting Scholar (2012), writes about her recent visit to the College

Explore the basement of the Library - a place to study and relax

This summer has seen the refurbishment of our library, in response to user feedback

Drama in Cambridge

Alice Carlill, a current student, writes about her experience of theatre in Cambridge and beyond

Women in Shakespeare

Alumna Charlotte Quinney takes a look at the role of women in Shakespeare

Women in Theatre

Alumna Tamara Micner explores her vision for the future role of women, both in theatre and society

Life After Lucy - Ginny Davis

From criminal law and parenthood to the rise of Ruth Rich, alumna Ginny Davis gives us an insight into her Life after Lucy

Peaches, witches and crocodiles come to supper

The Children’s Literature Society ran a popular themed supper last week to celebrate Roald Dahl’s centenary.

Our President sees the Cam in style

The HHLCC Boat Club has had a huge response to our campaign advertising for new rowers, including interest from College President Jackie Ashley...

A warm welcome (or welcome back)

A warm welcome to all new and returning blog visitors from a 3rd year Historian

Discovering the Child’s Voice: A report from the Lucy Cavendish Children’s Literature Society

On Friday 16 September 2016 the Lucy Cavendish Children’s Literature Society held its first academic symposium, ‘Discovering the Child’s Voice: A symposium on children’

A new and improved Students’ Union bar

Thanks to a generous donation, we have completed refurbishment of the Paul Paget room

Sun, heat and lots of rowing - our boat club’s busy summer

For the majority of Cambridge colleges, May Bumps mark the end of the rowing year. At Lucy Cavendish this is not the case...

“There is a lot to make me smile” - Boat Club President’s Report

College Boat Club President Sarah Roe takes a moment to reflect on what has been a fantastic year.

Gift of Porters’ Portrait for Lucy Cavendish College

Alumna Diana Sawyer (M Ed 2009) has kindly donated a portrait of our Senior Porters to be hung in the entrance of Warburton Hall. The portrait formed part of an exhibition

Life After Lucy – Rachael Brock

Alumna Dr Rachael Brock (National Head of Cancer Registration for Public Heath England) shares her career journey after studying at Lucy Cavendish.

Current research into the micro-biology of the human placenta

Alumna Katerina Georgopolou explains her current research into the micro-biology of the human placenta.

Life After Lucy – Marcia Schofield

From The Fall to a succesful career in Clinical Pain Management alumna Marcia Scofield writes about her Life after Lucy.

Be Bold – keep going, keep striving, keep learning

An interview with Nelle Andrew, Literary Agent at Peters Fraser and Dunlop and Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize judge.

Orock Nsoatabe - Outreach Ambassador

Orock is Lucy Cavendish's new Outreach Ambassador

“They are sinking! Cambridge are sinking!”

Myriam Goudet recounts her experiences as part of the crew challenging Oxford in the Women's Cancer Research Boat Race 2016.

Winners of the 2016 Art & Photography Competition!

Winners of the 2016 Art & Photography Competition announced

A galloping year for veterinary student Lizzie Moore

Lizzie reflects on her Varsity Horse Race experience and how studying at Cambridge has encouraged her to pursue her love of horse riding.

18th century clerical households, the West End and politics: a dynamic Lent term!

Undergraduate Cherish Watton takes stock of a busy Lent term, on route to her final supervision before the Easter break.

Women’s Varsity Rugby Match at Twickenham (part 3)

The final part of Alice Middleton's blog on the Women's Varsity Rugby Match at Twickenham

Women’s History Month: a snapshot of Lucy Cavendish College presidents

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Cherish Watton, second-year undergraduate historian, looks at the College’s eight presidents.

Lucely Speaking – the birth and infancy of the College magazine

Lucely Speaking began in 1973 and was the first magazine written by, and for, the students of the college

Women’s Varsity Rugby Match at Twickenham (part 2)

Part two of Alice Middleton's blog on the Women's Varsity Rugby Match at Twickenham

Where Pen Meets Paper - The Story of the Cavendish Chronicle

Mara González Souto, Editor-in-Chief of The Cavendish Chronicle, on relaunching the student magazine.

Life Before and After Lucy – Tricia Wright

Alumna Tricia Wright on her experiences and career before, during and after her time at Lucy Cavendish

Women’s Varsity Rugby Match at Twickenham (part 1)

Rugby star Alice Middleton's account of the most exciting day of her life...so far

Happy Chinese New Year

Tianqi Dong shares her reflections on a Chinese New Year spent at Lucy Cavendish College.

Life after Lucy - Selina Mills

Alumna Selina Mill looks back at her journey since leaving Lucy.

Reasons to Love your Library #5: Extras

In our fifth and final 'Reasons to Love your Library' post we reflect on the little things that really make a difference.

Reasons to Love your Library #4: Resources

#4 in our Love your Library series and we're taking a closer look at the wide range of resources at your fingertips.

Reasons to Love your Library #3: Services

It's day three of Love your Library week and time for a quick reminder of the fantastic services on offer.

Reasons to Love your Library #2: People

Love Your Library #2 is all about people and it's also time to enter your #shelfies and #bookspinepoetry into our prize draw.

Reasons to Love your Library #1: Space

In celebration of National Libraries Day on 6 February we are celebrating our College Library this week. In this first post we focus on space.

Archaeological experiences from Must Farm excavation project

Archaeology student, Yun Chiang shares her experiences at Must Farm, an exciting new Bronze Age excavation project in Cambridgeshire.

Freshers’ 2015: the whirlwind of Michaelmas

First year English Literature student Ellen Gage reflects on a whirlwind term at Lucy Cavendish.

Where are the Women? An audience perspective

Gemma Maitland reflects on the recent Where are the Women? debate hosted by Lucy Cavendish College at Cambridge Union Society.

Elizabeth von Arnim Society launches new website

Dr Isobel Maddison announces the launch of a new website for the Elizabeth von Arnim Society.

Festive greetings to regular followers of the Lucy blog!

Cherish Watton reflects on the Michaelmas term at Lucy Cavendish as it draws to a close.

Recent Alumnae Association events

Two recent trips to London organised by the Alumnae Association committee to visit the Houses of Parliament and a backstage tour and performance of The Mousetrap.

Life After Lucy - with Nora Weller

Read alumna Nora Weller's incredible story from her early life in Kosovo to how she set up the Cambridge Academy of Global Affairs.

An Interview with our new President, Jackie Ashley

Interview of our new President Jackie Ashley as she settles in to her new role at Lucy Cavendish College.

Greetings from a second year at Lucy

Yesterday marked the half way point of the Michaelmas term which has already gone by very quickly.

Ask an academic: Dr Helen Roche, Alice Tong Sze Research Fellow

We've found out more about the fascinating research work of Dr Helen Roche.