Jessica Henry presents research at the European College for Neuropsychopharmacology’s Conference

Jessica Henry talks about her research on patients with alcohol and cannabis dependency showing reduced sensitivity to tasks involving reward gain and loss avoidance.

Alumni Festival 2019 at Lucy: Alumnae Association AGM, Community Drinks and Annual Dinner

"The Annual Alumnae Dinner was a splendid affair this year, with over one hundred diners"

Poetic translation, AI and the mysteries of the octopus: finding connections to scientific research

Annabel and Clémence are delighted to share their unique and intriguing insights into their poem’s creative development - a microcosm of their collaborative process.

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Introduction to Nautilus 18

A focus on detail without extracting meaning: Autistic cognition pens a template for poetry

Glyn Maxwell, poet, playwright and novelist, reflects on Amber’s research in the field of autism and its influence on his work in the Connections project

‘Kinda Co’ dairy-free for all

Ellie Brown talks about her successful plant-based food business

From Lucy Cavendish College to Nenette Chocolates

Nenette on her shift from the world of finance to that of chocolate

Interview with alumna Tamara Micner, writer & performer of ‘Holocaust Brunch’

Tamara talks about her first solo piece that brings to life the true stories of two Holocaust survivors and one of their descendants

Piccoli Passi - Small Steps

Caroline Egleston talks about her journey from student at Lucy to ceramic artist

A Taste of Shakespeare: A Fusion of Passions

Madeleine Kasson presents 'A Taste of Shakespeare', a good representation of her experiences at Lucy Cavendish

Science and poetry connections: voyages of discovery with different methodologies

Clare Crossman and Dr Deborah Talmi discover the similarities in their work and in the quest for universal truths

Spatial inequalities: controversial town planning sparks creative ideas from an unconventional pair

Cecilia Wong reveals how social science and poetry go hand-in-hand and how her collaboration with Caron Freeborn feeds nicely into the Connections project

The graceful flight of a butterfly: A poem is brought to life by Panamanian folk dance

As the Connections project continues, another Poet-Scientist pair delivers fascinating insights on the creative challenges ahead

Clarissa Hjalmarsson talks about her inspiration and recent publication in African Studies Review

Clarissa Hjalmarsson on her paper "Healthcare of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front and its Politicization, 1970–1991: Treating the Body Politic"

Breaking down linguistic and scientific boundaries: a new interpretative twist to virology

The second pair from the Connections project, Nicola and Rebecca, on the meeting of minds

A life-affirming experience! Emma Sims talks about her Cambridge graduation

Emma Sims, Lucy Cavendish College alumna, talks about the build up to graduation and the joyful spectacle of the day itself

Bringing poetry back to centre stage: thoughts on a creative journey

Following on from the Connections kick-off meeting Khairani Barokka and Professor Peter Jones share thoughts on their creative collaboration

Priya Lele: Launching a global network for female leaders in legal innovation

Priya, Lucy Cavendish College alumna, explains the importance of a strong network and collaboration across legal ecosystems and geographies

She shoots, she scores: Santander Champions League Final Screening

Connie Buettner on her love of football and the electric atmosphere of the Santander Champions League Final

Another Day, Another Bump

'I’ve always been sporty, and although I don’t have the traditional build for rowing (I’m about 5 foot 5 inches), I thought “when in Cambridge”.'

The End and the Beginning | LCCBC President April Bowman Says Goodbye

As she prepares to hand over the Lucy Cavendish College Boat Club Presidency, April Bowman reflects on her time with the Club

Lucy Writers: A Diverse Platform that Champions Women & Non-binary Creatives

We at Lucy Writers want to provide not only a space, but a room and a home for women and non-binary writers, irrespective of their experience or expertise.

Five minutes with the President of the Alumnae Association – Judith Roberts

An interview with Alumnae Association President, Judith Roberts

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Introduction to Nautilus 17

From Java to Cambridge – one woman’s story

Novriana Sumarti struck out into the unknown to attend Lucy Cavendish College in 2000. It changed the course of her life.

My experiences of teacher training in Nigeria in the 1970s

Sylvia Lynn-Meaden talks about her experiences as a teacher in training in Nigeria in the 1970s

Crossing the Culture Channel: Iranian-German Researcher on Life in Cambridge as a Foreign Student

'You're pretty smart for a –' He stopped himself short before completing this most unacceptable of social blunders

Crossing the Barriers of Gender and Cultural Diversity

My choice was based on my thrilling love for engineering as a field of creativity and critical thinking and for the well-being of society and advancement of technology.

Education Under Occupation: Fobzu’s work in Palestine

Dr Donna Baillie shares her experience as a documentary film maker and educator advocating for the right to education in Palestine.

The first Malaysian play: a conversation with the co-director

Shameera Lin is an undergraduate at Lucy; she also co-directed the first Malaysian play to ever be funded by the ADC Theatre.

LCC Boat Club: Race Report

Lucy rowers raced in Champs Eights Head this weekend, a race organised by Champion of the Thames Rowing Club.

Art and Photography Competition Winners 2019

From a wide range of talented entries, the three prize winners for this year's competition are here.

Nominate Lucy for a £1,000 charity award

Help us to become one of 500 charities to receive Ecclesiastical's 'Movement for Good' award

The Lucy Writers’ Platform

The Lucy Writers’ Platform is a website devoted to showcasing the work of women writers and creatives

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Welcome to the 2019 Lent Term edition of Nautilus!

An Accidental Student

No one was more surprised than me when I was awarded a place – at which point I thought I’d better get on with it.

Died and Gone to Heaven

Matriculation day was my fifty-sixth birthday; as I joined the others assembling on the lawn behind Strathaird for the group photograph,

Confessions of a lifelong learner

I have sometimes described myself as an inveterate learner. It comes from an innate curiosity, a search for meaning and a simple love of study and books.

CARPE DIEM: SEIZE THE GRAY: Mature Women, Education, and Empowerment

Individuals who realize that they are doing their brain a disservice by withdrawing from social life are returning to classrooms

Fencing for Cambridge

We caught up with Stasa Tumpa, a graduate medic who fences on the Cambridge Blues team.

Presenting my QI poster at a national conference

Last week, Clarissa Hjalmarsson attended the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) Annual Conference.

Lucy’s Green Aspirations

PhD student Cat Darsley writes about climate change, the need to address it, and what Lucy is doing to act.

Life at Lucy: Three Children and a PhD

Dr Jo Johnson reflects on her time as a student, during which she gained a family as well as a medical degree.

Women and the Law: the Cambridge University Society for Women Lawyers

Our second year affiliate law student Kathryn Handley is Vice President of the CUSWL, and founder of the society’s online forum.

Launching a start-up with Accelerate Cambridge

We caught up with Sioned Davies, whose award-winning idea was accepted by the Accelerate Cambridge programme.

Lucy Cavendish Nautilus Network

Connect with Lucy Cavendish Graduates doing Research

Captaining the Blues Football Team

Linnea Gradin is Captain of the women's Blues football team. We caught up with her about the team, captaincy, and the importance of football.

How Can Technology Improve Cancer Research?

Annalise Occhipinti asks how technology improves medical research.

Cambridge Women’s Psychogeography Project

A request to our readers from Christine Pungong, the current Welfare & Rights Officer at Cambridge University Students' Union and the Graduate Union.


The Cavanaugh confirmation was a sad day for women in the United States, but there is room for optimism.

How to write a short story – and win the Student Fiction Prize

Our Student Fiction Prize is open for entries, so here's some advice to help you write a winning short story.

The Sun: Living With Our Star at the Science Museum

Setting the Foundation for Navigating the Business and Technology World

While a strong family upbringing and a strong undergraduate experience were as important, my time at Lucy Cavendish College and the Judge Business School was transformative

Digitisation and its Discontents: Why the Internet Eats Our Energy - and How to Stop It.

Alumna Florence Hazrat (LC 2008) Challenges us to rethink digital storage and energy usage

Magic or methodology? Artificial Intelligence for the Modern Academic

Lucy Cavendish alumnae tackle artificial intelligence

An Interview with our new President, Madeleine Atkins

Alumnae Association President Judith Roberts sits down with new Lucy Cavendish President, Madeline Atkins CBE, FAcSS

Welcome to Nautilus 15

Welcome to the 15th edition of Nautilus, featuring a range of contributions that we hope you will enjoy reading.

An Invitation to Downing Street

I attended a Black History Month Reception at 10 Downing Street to mark the UN International Decade for people of African Descent

The Cavendish Chronicle at work again: be part of our adventure!

The Cavendish Chronicle is working on our exciting Michaelmas edition, but we need your help.

What happened at the inaugural Lucy Cavendish Creative Writing Course?

We gathered to learn from the best..

Changing the game for diversity in STEM

On 21st and 22nd September, I co-organised STEM Gamechangers to discuss what it will take to create a paradigm shift towards diversity in STEM

Studying Medicine at Lucy and winning a grant from the Women’s Careers Foundation

I’m just starting my second year of the Graduate Medicine course at Lucy Cavendish and have been awarded a grant from the Women’s Careers Foundation towards my studies.

On winning a prize for my presentation at a Royal College of Psychiatrists conference

I had to present to approximately a hundred and twenty consultant psychiatrists and I'd previously never presented to more than ten other students

May Bumps to be proud of!

LCCBC President April Bowman writes about a great performance on the river

From Lucy to Medea: a Journey in Myth

Barbara Bollig talks about her passion for literature, particularly Medea from Greek Mythology

My journey from Lucy into Commercial Law

Stephanie Ma studied Law at Lucy Cavendish before returning to Hong Kong to start her career

Journey to the West

Jennifer Ellis talks about her work as a gallerist and arts non-profit founder based in London and Hong-Kong

Alumnae Association prize-winner 2017-8

Julia won the Alumnae Association Prize for Academic Excellence following her research on disabled children and education in Colombia

How my time at Lucy handed me a lot more than a Law degree

Sofia Maroudia talks about her fascinating career which led her to become Chief Operating Officer of ActionAid Italy

Negotiating for Profit vs Negotiating for Peace

Teresa Ma talks about her varied and interesting career from negotiating high profile mergers to working on peace projects

Welcome to Nautilus 14

Welcome to the Easter Term edition of Nautilus, where we are featuring six Lucians who have made their post-Lucy careers overseas


On our final day of Your Library Loves You, we hope to encourage you to keep learning and trying new things.


Day 3 of our Your Library Loves You series looks at Awareness, or how the Library can help you to live life mindfully.

YOUR LIBRARY LOVES YOU: Day 2 Exercising - taking care of your body

Day 2 Exercising - taking care of your body

Your Library Loves You!

You may have already come across Love Your Library week which usually runs in February, but this year we thought we’d turn it on its head and spread the love.

We’ve won the ice cream, now let’s show them that we’re capable of REAL change!

SU Green Officer on how we can all support Switch Off Week from 5 to 11 March

Welcome to Nautilus 13

Welcome to Nautilus 13 where we continue to feature interesting articles from our alumnae

The Lucy Writers’ Platform

Introducing the exciting Lucy Writers' Platform launching later this year

Cavendish Chronicle

Find out all about the Cavendish Chronicle from Editor, Hollie Wells

Time is up: Not just Harvey Weinstein

Alumna Barbara Wittman writes about her personal views on the history of sexual harassment

Using Research and Collaborations with Police Departments to Understand and Fight Crime

Alumna Bryanna Fox talks about her exciting career fighting crime

A Change of Perspective

Alumna Ruth Haynes talks about her varied career from a Social Worker in the Caribbean to the Parole Board in the UK

Police, Prisons and Civil Society

Dame Anne Owers, Honorary Fellow of Lucy Cavendish talks about the importance of independent oversight in prisons and the police

Dame Stella Rimington - In Conversation with Judith Roberts

Alumnae Association President Judith Roberts interviews Dame Stella Rimington, the first female Director General of MI5

My experience here as a Visiting Student

Studying here feels like being welcomed with open arms

A Blues win before the Varsity netball game

It's an exciting time for netball with TV coverage and Varsity on the way...

Introducing Leona

Meet our new Recruitment and Outreach Officer

Life as a part-time student at Lucy Cavendish

Being a part-time student is not without its difficulties but I do feel supported here

Breaking the Silence and extending our support

Our SU Women’s Officer gives her take on the University campaign to break the silence

On Donning (Pirate) Hats and Catching Crabs

Blog by rowing novice, Research Fellow and Totally Enthusiastic Aquatic Maniac

Why I Row

I am not a natural morning person but this Michaelmas Term I am novicing for the Lucy Cavendish College Boat Club

Welcome to Nautilus 12

Welcome to the first Nautilus of this academic year

Lucy Cavendish College and Education

Sheelagh Drudy discusses the key concepts of education and Lucy Cavendish College's contribution to women's higher education

Working with Inuit B.Ed. students

Michelle Baikie gives an update on her varied education and employment activities since leaving Lucy Cavendish

Pupil Guidance in the 1970’s and 80’s

Jean Cosslett talks about education in the 1970's and 80's

Trust in Teachers

Mathilde Whitburn talks about the obstacles she faced when she began teaching

Primary Opportunity

Elizabeth Jurd talks about her teaching experiences and what brought her to Lucy Cavendish

Research into the effect of changing climate and environment on Indus Civilisation settlements

The photo journal of a PhD research adventure in NW India

Sit down, shut up and listen to minority voices

A blog from our newly elected Students' Union BME Officer

Running a half marathon for all PSP patients

As a PhD student focusing on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy I wanted to do more to help

In this section

Blog Authors

Agata Kurczynska

Alexandra Alridge

Alice Middleton

Aline Maalouf

Alison Russell

Anna Svegborn

Anna Wong

Annalisa Occhipinti

Annika Brouwer

Anthea Bain

April Bowman

Ateka Tarajia

Barbara Bollig

Barbara Wittman

Bea Aldrich

Bethany Howarth & Ida Svenonius

Bonnie Samuyiwa

Carol Atack

Caroline Egleston

Caroline Sier

Caroline Vinall

Cat Darsley

Catherine Palmer

Cecilia Wong

Charlotte Fiehn

Cherish Watton

Christine Pungong

Clarissa Hjalmarsson

Connie Buettner

Dame Anne Owers

Disha Patel

Donna Baillie

Dorothy Heeneman

Dr Angela Morecroft

Dr Barbara Wittman

Dr Bryanna Fox

Dr Emanuela Orlando

Dr Henriette Hendriks and Dr Isobel Maddison

Dr Isobel Maddison

Dr Jo Johnson

Dr Louise Foxcroft

Dr Nicola Rose

Dr Sarah Morgan

Dr Yvonne Zivkovic

Elinor George, LCCBC President

Elizabeth Forbes

Elizabeth Jurd

Ellen Gage

Ellen Verde

Ellie Brown

Emma Sims

Eva Simmons

Florence Hazrat

Gem Duncan

Gemma Maitland

Georgia Good

Georgia Hume

Gill Heyworth

Glyn Maxwell

Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou

Helen Gibson

Hollie Wells

Ingrid Dixon

Isabel Clare

Jean Cosslett

Jeanette Ariano, Marketing Manager

Jen Aggleton

Jennifer Ellis

Jenny Ridge

Jessica Henry

Jessica Lim

Jessica Phillips

Jessie Ingle

Jillinda Tiley

Jo Harcus

Joanna Walker

Joanne Limburg

Jothi Reddy

Joy Haughton

Judith Roberts

Julia Hayes

Julia Nielsen

Kate Coghlan

Katerina Georgopoulou

Kathryn Handley

Ketaki Patel

Kyaelim Kwon

Laura Shepperson-Smith

Laura Tan

Leona Awoyele

Lindsay Malone

Lizzie Moore

Lottie Greenhaf

Lucia Linares

Madeleine Kasson

Mara González Souto

Marianna Kopsida

Marion Beauchamp

Mathilde Whitburn

Michelle Baikie

Molly Yarn

Myriam Goudet

Nenette Scrivener

Ning Sang Jessica Tan

Novriana Sumarti

Patricia Vazquez Rodriguez

Poly Frangou, Women's Captain

Priya Lele

Raisa Ostapenko

Ruth Haynes

Salma Elnagar

Sarah Godlee

Sheelagh Drudy

Sheila Russell

Shoko Hirosue

Sofia Maroudia

Stephanie Ma

Sulema Jahangir

Susy Jepson

Suzanne Tonkin

Sylvia Lynn-Meaden

Tamara Micner

Tanya Brown

Teresa Ma

Tianqi Dong

Tilda Bowden

Tim Arnold

Tom Hawker-Dawson

Wai Wan (Vivian) SZE-TO

Wendy Pollard

Yun Chiang