The development of Lucy Cavendish College grew out of the vision and determination of three women who formed a Dining Group in Cambridge in 1951.

In Michaelmas 2012 three Lucy Cavendish College English students, whilst chatting in their kitchen, came up with an idea to celebrate the individual women and men of the college, and the vision of these three remarkable women, through poetry. What came out of that initial conversation was an inspiring and unique project to capture 50 female poets spanning the last 500 years, read by voices representing the college community – from staff and students, to fellows and alumnae.

We hope you enjoy this eclectic and diverse celebration of poems selected by the students – a rather fitting tribute to celebrate out College’s 50th year, read more.


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Lucy Cavendish Biscuits

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Lucy Cavendish 50th Anniversary biscuits now available from the Porter's Lodge.

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Lucy Cavendish Paperweight

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A delightful Lucy Cavendish paperweight is now available from the Porter's Lodge to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2015.

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