The Cavendish Chronicle

Termly print magazine from Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Student-run, read, & written.

New Year’s Short Story Competition!

Thank you for this issue’s submissions! We will be reviewing them over the coming days. In the meantime, we will also be running this cycle’s short story competition with a £15 Waterstones giftcard prize! Submissions due by midnight, JANUARY 10th. Also, don’t forget to send in your submissions for the cover competition by midnight TONIGHT.

The Michaelmas edition is out!

We’re proud to announce that the first Chronicle edition of the academic year is now out! You’ll be able to find it in the porters’ lodge, the common room, ​and the library at Lucy. Go and grab your copy! If you’ve contributed to our crowdfunding with £10 or more, we’ll be contacting you soon to arrange the shipping details. You’ll also receive a password that will allow you to have online access to this edition, under the “current edition” tab above. Don’t forget you can subscribe to the our magazine at any time by clicking on the “subscriptions” tab! We ….

Michaelmas call for submissions!

Demeter, goddess of the grain, agriculture, harvest, growth, and nourishment, is our proud choice for this term’s theme. Not sure what it means? Think arriving in Cambridge, think autumn, think transition, think environment, think change, think current events. Basically, think what Demeter could mean to you (and not just agriculturally speaking, though we’d love it too). We, the editorial team are eager to leave room for personal interpretation: whether long or short, literary or journalistic, images or texts, in English or in your native language, feel free to submit anything! Please send all submissions via email at cavendishchronicle@gmail.com by November ….

Fresh beginnings

Hi everyone! I’m Nicole and I’m the new digital editor of the Cavendish Chronicle. I’ll be the one responsible for this website from now on! As the new academic year starts, I’d like to welcome everyone who’s interested in the wonderful platform that is the Chronicle. We’re currently putting together the team that will strive to keep up the incredible work our predecessors have done. If you’re interested in being a part of it, whether as an editor or writer, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’ll be delighted to hear from you! That’s it from me for now, I hope ….

The Cavendish Chronicle Creative Prize – meet the judges!

The Chronicle team has put together a team of expert judges to choose a winner in each of our three Creative Prize categories: poetry, visual art and short fiction. With our winners shortly to be announced and our prizes awarded, we are delighted to introduce you to our panel!  Lucy Durneen’s short stories, poetry and non-fiction have been published across the UK, Europe, America and Asia, in journals including World Literature Today, Hotel Amerika, The Amorist, and Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and Highly Commended in ….

Forum on Feminism: In Full

~ All responses to forum questions have been ordered alphabetically ~ Can you give us details about your relationship with feminism, and what it means to you? Alex A: I don’t remember a time where I didn’t identify as a feminist, mainly because my mum (who is a mega-feminist) always encouraged critical ways of thinking about gender, and the potential limitations that women face such as unequal pay and discrimination in the workplace. However, when I was younger, feminism seemed very simple to me – largely to do with second wave feminist issues about gender and the problems women face ….

Why I self-identify as a feminist

by Amy Heidi I remember reading an opinion piece in the Chronicle a couple of years ago on “Why I couldn’t care less about feminism”. While the author and I share the same faith, we do not share the same background; she was “a brown skinned British Muslim with Indian parents”, I am an international student who hails from Brunei, a tiny kingdom located on an island in the middle of Southeast Asia. I have a mixed and diverse Asian ancestry that I do not identify as being wholly either South or East Asian. Unlike Ateka, who faced greater discrimination ….