Welcome to Nautilus 13

by Judith Roberts on 28 February 2018


Welcome to Nautilus 13, where we continue to feature interesting articles from our alumnae.Judith Roberts

Our main theme in this issue is 'Policing, Prisons and Security'. Two of our Honorary Fellows, Dame Anne Owers and Dame Stella Rimington, have written about their high-profile work in quite different fields of public safety. Anne Owers' focus on prisons and their inmates is echoed in the piece by Ruth Haynes, where she reflects on her work with the Parole Board.

We also have an article by Bryanna Fox, an alumna from the USA, working in Tampa, Florida, on criminal profiling and supporting the FBI on reducing gun crime. This is highly topical at present as there has been yet another horrific High School shooting in the past fortnight. I am writing this piece from Florida, where much of the current media coverage is dedicated to Gun Laws: the demonstrations by students and others who despair of the violence in US society - and the attempts by the gun lobby to justify the ownership of deadly weapons by citizens as young as sixteen years of age. It is heartening to see so many young people challenging the orthodoxy here and demanding change. Another Lucy alumna in the USA, Barbara Wittman, brings all these themes together in her very personal polemic on male violence and the necessity for women in all walks of life to challenge acts of aggression wherever they encounter them.

We have news, too, on several Lucy ventures. The Alumnae Association Arts Prize was awarded last month to Molly Yarn, who is the current President of the Marlowe Society. Molly is a PhD student at Lucy Cavendish College, working on the history of women publishers - a significant, but largely unsung group.

Lucy Cavendish students, Fellows and alumnae have always been keen to write about issues of importance to women and in this Nautilus you can read about two publishing initiatives: one that is on-going and the other which will be launched later this year. Hollie Wells, the editor of The Cavendish Chronicle shares her views on the magazine and its mission, while alumna Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou makes links between progressive women journalists, both past and present, and our proposed Lucy Writers' Platform, which will give space to all Lucy Cavendish women who would like to write for the wider Lucy community.

We hope that you enjoy reading these articles. Our next Nautilus, in Easter Term, will feature alumnae from overseas. If you would like to contribute, please contact the College Development Office.

Judith Roberts

March 2018 

In this section

Blog Authors

Agata Kurczynska

Alexandra Alridge

Alice Middleton

Alison Russell

Anna Svegborn

Anna Wong

Annalisa Occhipinti, PhD Student Computer Science

Annika Brouwer

Anthea Bain

April Bowman

Ateka Tarajia

Barbara Bollig

Barbara Wittman

Bea Aldrich

Carol Atack

Caroline Sier

Caroline Vinall

Catherine Palmer

Charlotte Fiehn

Cherish Watton

Dame Anne Owers

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 Louise Foxcroft

Dr Yvonne Zivkovic

Elinor George, LCCBC President

Elizabeth Jurd

Ellen Gage

Ellen Verde

Eva Simmons

Gemma Maitland

Georgia Hume

Gill Heyworth

Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou

Helen Gibson

Hollie Wells

Ingrid Dixon

Isabel Clare

Jean Cosslett

Jeanette Ariano, Marketing Manager

Jen Aggleton

Jennifer Ellis

Jessica Lim

Jessica Phillips

Jessie Ingle

Jillinda Tiley

Jo Harcus

Joanna Walker

Jothi Reddy

Joy Haughton

Judith Roberts

Julia Hayes

Julia Nielsen

Kate Coghlan

Katerina Georgopoulou

Ketaki Patel

Kyaelim Kwon

Laura Shepperson-Smith

Laura Tan

Leona Awoyele

Lizzie Moore

Lottie Greenhaf

Lucia Linares

Mara González Souto

Marianna Kopsida

Mathilde Whitburn

Michelle Baikie

Molly Yarn

Myriam Goudet

Ning Sang Jessica Tan

Patricia Vazquez Rodriguez

Poly Frangou, Women's Captain

Raisa Ostapenko

Ruth Haynes

Salma Elnagar

Sarah Godlee

Sheelagh Drudy

Shoko Hirosue

Sofia Maroudia

Stephanie Ma

Sulema Jahangir

Susy Jepson

Suzanne Tonkin

Tanya Brown

Teresa Ma

Tianqi Dong

Tilda Bowden

Tom Dawson

Wai Wan (Vivian) SZE-TO

Wendy Pollard

Yun Chiang