All Lucy alumnae are lifelong members of the Alumnae Association. The Alumnae Association Committee meets once a term, holds an Annual General Meeting in September and works to promote links between the alumnae and current members of the College. There are three officer positions including President, Secretary and Treasurer, in addition to the members who sit on the following sub-committees:
1. Finance and Fundraising sub-committee - raises funds for the College and Alumnae Association, for student bursaries and prizes.
2. Communications sub-committee - raises the College profile through the Nautilusemail newsletter, the Lucy Writers' Platform and through active social media presence.
3. Graduation sub-committee - welcomes new alumnae to the Alumnae Association at College graduation ceremonies, by engaging with graduands and highlighting alumnae benefits.
4. Events sub-committee - organising trips (two or three per year in total, London and Cambridge) and taking an active role with College-run events such as the annual Garden Party.
Committee Members 2018-19
President & Chair of Meetings - Judith Roberts (1973) B.Ed with English, MA Education (UEA 1990)
Judith's career has been spent in education, in all its various forms. Initially she taught English in a secondary school, then as Head of Department in an FE college. Subsequently Judith became a teacher-educator at London University Institute of Education, working on the post-16 education programme and as a consultant on attainment initiatives for several London boroughs. She then returned to Cambridge-based work as course leader for a teacher-training short course at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. Judith still has a great interest in English Literature and recently gained a research-based Advanced Diploma with the University of Cambridge. Her continuing passion for education has led her to work with the Education Department of English Heritage, as part of a team at Audley End House, providing a history discovery programme for primary school children.
Secretary of the Association - Dr Liz Chapman (1995) PhD Social & Political Sciences
Liz worked on her PhD whilst at Lucy Cavendish looking at social support aspects of HIV/AIDS. When this was completed she retained links with the College as a non-stipendiary Research Fellow with a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship in the Centre for Family Research. Various research projects followed this as well as a spell as Research Facilitator for the University of Cambridge School of Humanities and Social Sciences. After a number of years of academic psychology and working in the NHS in Eating Disorders, Liz transitioned into counselling and psychotherapy and in 2007 started up Cambridge Counselling Service, which is now the largest private counselling service in Cambridge.
Treasurer of the Association and Finance & Fundraising Sub-Committee - Dorothy Heeneman (1981) BA Law
Prior to coming to Lucy as an affiliated student, Dorothy graduated as BSc and MSc at London University and gained a PGCE from the same University. She taught at a Catholic Grammar School in London before she married and lived in The Hague. Returning to the UK Dorothy decided to develop a growing interest in law and eventually applied to Lucy, graduating in 1984. Dorothy lectured in the Law Department of what later became Anglia Ruskin University. While there she studied part time at UCL and gained an LLM Comparative Commercial Law. Towards the end of her career there she was a senior lecturer and course leader of the LLM in International and European Business Law. Dorothy has also lectured part time on the Law of European Integration for the MPhil degree in European Studies in the Cambridge History Faculty. Since retiring, Dorothy has served as a Governor of the Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Trust. At present she is much involved with grandparents duties.
Finance & Fundraising Sub-Committee - Julie McDonald (2002) BA Law
Graduation Sub-Committee Co-Ordinator - Dr Angela Morecroft (1997) PhD in Egyptology
Following her BA, MA in Oriental Studies, History and Ancient languages (Cambridge University), MA in Archaeology (UCL), Angela continued at Cambridge reading Egyptology for her MPhil and her PhD. Angela's thesis focussed on a lost Egyptian collection by the Italian explorer Vitaliano Donati. She found she was in her element conducting research in the rare books departments and archives of many Libraries in Cambridge, London and in Turin, including the renowned Royal Library. At times, Angela found it quite challenging trying to analyse rare artifacts on display and in the storerooms surrounded by ancient Egyptian mummies! One of her interests is to help school children to nurture and develop their knowledge of Egyptology by accompanying them to the British Museum, showing them the artifacts and answering all their questions, some of which are quite entertaining. Angela has published a book about the explorer Vitaliano Donati and his Egyptian collection.
Graduation Sub-Committee Member - Anthea Bain (2009) BA English
Graduation Sub-Committee Member - Dr Elizabeth Forbes (2011) PhD Education
Events Sub-Committee (London) - Jennifer Ellis (2009) BA History of Art
Events Sub-Committee (Cambridge) - Vacant
Communications Sub-Committee - Hannah Hutchings Georgiou (2008) BA English
After graduating from Lucy Cavendish College in 2011 with a BA in English Literature, Hannah went on to work in several schools as an LSA and Learning Mentor, eventually completing an MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies at King’s College London. Hannah is currently in her second year of a PhD at University College London. Her thesis explores the representation of the body in the works of Mary Wollstonecraft and her circle. Alongside research, she works as a postgraduate teaching assistant at UCL, which involves giving supervisions to first year BA English undergrads. Hannah has also tutored privately and in a voluntary capacity for over six years. Hannah is passionate about helping young people and marginalized individuals find their voice by having greater access to art and literature, which is why she co-lead creative writing sessions for a women’s drop-in and writes for a number of online magazines and platforms, in addition to acting as Visual Arts and Book Editor for the London Student.
USA Contact Member - Dr Barbara Wittman (1976) Certificate in Archaeology & Anthropology and Former Visiting Fellow (2011)
After Cambridge matriculation, Archeology and Anthropology, Barbara worked in southern Africa for several seasons on a Cambridge supported research project that examined the numbers of extant Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) left in the wild in southern Africa. After completing her PH.D, she developed and taught a course in History of Africa with an emphasis on women’s issues. She returned to College in 2012 as a visiting scholar. Her present research interests are two in number: As archivist/digitalization project manager of a vast collection of regional settler papers, the Rotch Wales Papers at Massillon Public Library (Ohio), she is revising and expanding her study of 2015, Thomas and Charity Rotch, The Quaker Experience of Settlement in Ohio in the Early Republic 1800-1824 for a second edition. A second project with women scholars at University of Akron and Duke University, North Carolina examines post-Civil War settlement and the geographies of development and disease among women in rural frontier Arkansas.