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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.

Nautilus 9

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.

Judith Roberts, LCCAAC PresidentThe 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

Click here to view the President's full introduction

Ginny Davis

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.

Tamara Micner

Tamara Micner: Women in Theatre

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


Cavendish Chronicle

Charlotte Quinney: Women in Shakespeare

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



Rachael Brock

Alice Carlill: Theatre in Cambridge

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




Carols around the Tree at Lucy Cavendish
Saturday 3 December, 3-5pm
Please book through the Lucy Cavendish website


Varsity Matches at Twickenham
Thursday 8 December
Please see the Varsity website for more information


Backstage Tour of the Royal Opera House

Saturday 11 February, tour starts at 11am
Please find booking information on the Lucy Cavendish website


For more information on all College and Alumnae Association events, please visit the Lucy Cavendish events webpages regularly.



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