Welcome to the latest edition of Nautilus, which has a distinctly journalistic theme. We look backwards to the very first Lucy Cavendish student magazine, Lucely Speaking, from 1974 – you can read about its origins and a biographical piece by one of its original editorial team, Tricia Wright: in parallel we also feature an article by Mara Gonzalez-Souto, who edits the current student magazine, the Cavendish Chronicle. The two contrasting accounts will provide some idea of how far the college has travelled in 40+ years and how similar the students’ concerns and interests are across the years.
We also feature a biographical piece by Selina Mills, an alumna who has had a varied and fulfilling career in journalism and who is currently applying her media skills at Leonard Cheshire Disability in order to give a voice to the many disabled people who rely on that organisation for support and to lobby for their rights.
In the first six months of her tenure, our new College President Jackie Ashley, herself a journalist, has been extremely pro-active in bringing high-profile journalists and media figures to College: Martha Kearney, Polly Toynbee and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown at the Where are the Women conference and Shami Chakrabarti, the Director of Liberty, for International Women’s Day on 3rd March.
In conjunction with her husband the journalist Andrew Marr, Jackie Ashley has run a series of Journalism Workshops for Lucy Cavendish students and you can see the results and some pictures in the piece by Mara Gonzalez Souto.
As always, we have provided a list of events offered by College and we hope to see some of our alumnae colleagues and friends at an event this year. Whether you are a regular or occasional attender at College or have not been back since you graduated, please come along as a warm welcome always awaits our alumnae.
We hope you enjoy this edition of Nautilus and please, keep sending us your news, as we are keen to bring our alumnae closer together through our newsletter.
Lucy Cavendish College Alumnae Association Committee