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 … Continue reading The Cavendish Chronicle Creative Prize – meet the judges!

Revolution Blues

In the first in our three-part series on women’s football, the Chronicle talks to Linnea Gradin about her newly acquired Cambridge Blue and the future of the game at Cambridge and beyond. Hi Linnea, and congratulations on getting your Blue! Thank you! Can you start by telling us a bit about your career in football so far? I started playing when I was six years old, at home in Sweden. My mum forced me to go to a taster session – I really didn’t want to go, she made me, I went, and I loved it. And I never really … Continue reading Revolution Blues

Flash Fiction Friday

Last week, we set a Flash Fiction challenge for the Lucy community: 500 words on the theme 'The Digital Revolution'. Here, we present you with the winning entries, plus a treat for your Friday afternoon: a couple of sublime poems from Creative Writing MPhil student Charlotte Cornell. Enjoy! Ed’s Note: the Chronicle team are currently sulking up in the tallest turret of Maenad Manor, having received only two Flash Fiction submissions this time round. We promise to give you all a little more notice next time. For now, we have a winner: Caroline Vinall. Congratulations! You win prosecco.    The … Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday

Technically Brilliant – meet the women making tech happen.

by Hollie The Chronicle spoke to some excellent women doing groundbreaking work in the digital and tech fields. For the full feature, check out our print edition! Kirsty Styles, Head of Talent and Skills, Tech North. The tech industry is going twice as fast as the rest of the economy and promises good, creative, flexible jobs in everything from data science to design. But most people still don't know these jobs exist - who even built the apps you use every day? - and even if they do, they often don't think that they're jobs for them. This matters because the … Continue reading Technically Brilliant – meet the women making tech happen.

Dr. Lorna Williamson: live organ donation in the digital age.

by Hollie When the Chronicle met Dr. Lorna Williamson OBE, Lucy Cavendish Fellow Commoner and Director of Publishing and Engagement with the Royal College of Pathologists, we were utterly confounded by the question of live organ donation. Just how complex is the ethical framework for performing this kind of transplant? How does social media complicate the issue still further? And who on earth voluntarily gives up a kidney to a total stranger? Here, Lorna does her best to relieve us of our ignorance. Hello again Lorna! Live organ donation sounds fascinating. Can you tell us a bit about your work … Continue reading Dr. Lorna Williamson: live organ donation in the digital age.

Baby, it’s cold outside…

The Cambridge winter is approaching, dusk now draws in at approximately 2.35pm, and napping in the library has been de rigueur for weeks. Even the Tories are still, somehow, hanging on in there: grimly, like icicles on razor wire. And yet, out there in the gathering dark, small sparks appear to light our weary way towards the festive season. Hollywood misogynists dropping like needles from a Christmas tree! A resounding “yes” for Australia’s marriage-equality plebiscite! And, right here inside our own cosy, familiar walls, a small Michaelmas miracle: the Cavendish Chronicle’s all-new website, featuring unique digital content and companion pieces … Continue reading Baby, it’s cold outside…