The Cavendish Chronicle

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

Author: Laura Carman

Digital Editor. Intersectional Feminist, LCCSU LGBTQ+ Officer, Self-Identified Crazy Cat Lady, Meme Queen. MPhil @ Centre for Gender Studies.

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 ….

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 ….

Welfare is Political

by Laura Carman & Nat Abbott People often don’t believe you’re in crisis; they think this level of crisis is normal because of what they’ve seen before. Sometimes Cambridge can be the cause and accuser of the blame. This is not a happy piece. As Lemony Snicket once said: “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other books. In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle.” People here are really suffering and it is likely more ….

Living in Lent.

It’s the first day of Lent! After a cold and dark winter, the Cavendish Chronicle is BACK: with more ideas, more amazing content, and more excitement than before! I am STILL here, and still your digital editor [apparently she never leaves, and we are beginning to suspect she never ever will… ed.] The editorial team have had our first meeting of the term, and we have a lot in store for you between now and Easter. Keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter for us, as we will be running some sneaky competitions over the next few weeks. We are also excited ….

Links: The STEMMinist Revolution

The following information includes additional resources and links from articles published in the Michaelmas print edition, “The STEMMinist Revolution”. Understanding the Biology of Emotional Abuse Ruth The mission statement of MQ is to become the equivalent to Mental Health of Cancer Research UK. Find out more about their work here: https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/mental-health More about Anne-Laura’s work is available here, including a list of publications: http://www.annelauravanharmelen.com/ Opinion: Admissions only a small step Laura Carman If anyone is distressed by this content or looking for more information, online resources can be found here: CUSU LGBT+ The Kite Trust There was a recent Australian ….

Transgender acceptance

By Laura Carman On Thursday, 19 October Lucy Cavendish College held a panel on inclusivity guidelines for transgender students. I attended this event with high hopes of hearing how Lucians can encourage policy change that follows the recent decision of Murray Edwards College. The revised policy at Murray Edwards states that the college “will consider any student who, at the point of application, identifies as female and, where they have been identified as male at birth, has taken steps to live in the female gender”. Legally, this means the college will no longer be bound by the Gender Recognition Act ….

Getting out of bed: This Editor’s Struggle.

Today’s the day! The sun is (almost) shining, the tank is clean… and we are LIVE! Our Michaelmas print edition is finding it’s way to your pidge today! I’m Laura Carman, the newly appointed Digital Editor and I have a lot of strong feelings about mornings. I’m not sure whether ‘Week 5 Blues’ stems from stress that has been slowly bubbling away before erupting into those particular 7 days, or the placebo affect of having been warned time and time again of said stress… Either way, I am raising my hand amongst the crowd of exhausted Lucians, sitting on the ….