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Welcome to the fourth issue of Nautilus

Welcome to the 4th edition of Nautilus. We hope that you are enjoying our online newsletter. We've had some good feedback and we will continue to bring you regular news of Lucy Cavendish alumnae, as well as keeping you updated with events at college. 

We have some exciting events lined up for this special year, most especially the 1960s themed Super Garden Party on Sunday 14th June and our alumnae weekend at the end of September. You will also see that we have arranged a guided tour of the Fashion Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in April, which promises to be very interesting and a way of meeting other alumnae.

As part of our anniversary celebrations the College is mounting an exhibition of photos to record the personal 'Lucy Memories' of those who have had contact with the College over the years, to be exhibited at the Super Garden Party. We are also hoping to run a vintage clothes stall. If you have any pictures that you would like to share or vintage clothing that you would like to donate, please send them to the Development Office. Volunteers are also needed to help mount the photo display and the Alumnae Association would welcome helpers at the Super Garden Party, so if you would like to join in please contact the Development Office to offer your services. 

The Alumnae Association would also like to hear about any objects that have a significant place in your personal 'Lucy Memories' , perhaps your bike, a picture or ornament in college or something that conjures up your supervisor’s room. If you can send a few lines about these to the Development Office, we will publish them in the Easter Term Nautilus.

We will all be sad to say goodbye to our President, Janet Todd, who has contributed so much to the College during her tenure. There will be an opportunity to bid farewell to Professor Todd at the Super Garden Party and we are sure that many alumnae will want to share in this experience.

We have another farewell at the end of April, when our Development Director, Caroline Sier, leaves college to take up her new role at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich. Caroline has been a great supporter of the Alumnae Association and we will miss her hugely.

We hope to meet even more of our alumnae during this special anniversary year and we would be very happy to receive your news and any feedback you’d care to give us.

The President and Committee of the Alumnae Association

Alumnae Association Prizes awarded to outstanding students

The Alumnae Association awarded prizes to four students, for outstanding contributions to the Arts and Mathematics.

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Life after Lucy: Georgia Hume and Gila Margolin

Georgia Hume takes us behind the scenes on 'The Theory of Everything' and Gila Margolin talks to us about her memoirs

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Special invitations to alumnae

We have a packed schedule of events planned for our alumnae community this year - we hope to see you at some of them!

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Lucy Memories: a call to action!

We want to hear about those objects, personal to you, which conjure up memories of your time at Lucy Cavendish.

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Lucy Cavendish Singers: Big Boned Gal

Saturday 7th March, 6-7pm

Allow the Singers to introduce you to the 'Big Boned Gal' and her eclectic selection of friends - some sad, some glad and others who are just downright dangerous to know!


1960s themed Formal Hall – with special invitations to alumnae

Friday 13th March, 7pm-10pm

Join us for a special 1960s themed Formal Hall in honour of Lucy Cavendish College’s founding decade. The Formal Hall will be an opportunity for alumnae to catch up with friends from College whilst enjoying a three course dinner with wine in Warburton Hall.


Alumnae trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum

Saturday 25th April, 1.45pm

The Alumnae Association have arranged a trip for alumnae to the Victoria and Albert Museum, with a one-hour private tour: ‘Fashion’. Following the tour, we will arrange an afternoon tea. Places on the tour are £10 – please contact Mary Dezille (md286[at] to book yours.


Lucy Cavendish College's Students Union annual June Event

Friday 12th June, 5pm

We're all mad here...

Come and explore the magical Wonderland we will create for you with a night of food, fun and madness! Tickets will be £15 to include a main and a sweet option as well as drinks tokens to be exchanged at the bar: please book here. We will be running a car bar in addition throughout the night as well as a wealth of entertainment.


Super Garden Party

Sunday 14th June

This will be Professor Janet Todd's last garden party as President of the College and also marks the College's 50th anniversary so it will be a very special event.


Save the date: Alumni Festival 2015

Friday 25th – Sunday 27th September

After reading Judith Roberts' review of the 2014 Alumni Festival we do hope that you will want to join us again in 2015. This year's Festival includes the opportunity for alumnae to meet our incoming President, Ms Jackie Ashley, over a buffet lunch.

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