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A poem for each year to mark 50th Anniversary

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Lucy Cavendish College has launched Fifty Poems, an innovative online poetry resource.

It captures 50 poems, written by 50 female poets and read by voices across the whole College community - including staff, students, fellows and alumnae.

The project aims to encourage people to engage with poetry as a spoken form, as well as celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of Lucy Cavendish.

Fifty Poems is the creation of three Lucy Cavendish English students Kassi Chalk, Charlotte Quinney and Hannah Schühle-Lewis.

Visitors to the Fifty Poems area of the College website will discover recordings of an eclectic selection of poems, covering a wide range of topics. They encompass nature, faith, sex, death, family, race and gender. 

New, unusual and unknown poems appear alongside familiar classics. The collection also includes work by three students and a member of staff.

Dr Isobel Maddison, Vice-President of Lucy Cavendish and Director of Studies in English said: “Fifty Poems is a fine example of the creativity and collaboration that’s commonplace amongst our students. It’s an innovative resource that showcases an inspiring collection of work from female poets, as well as a fitting tribute to the achievements of the College during the past 50 years.”

Fifty Poems can be accessed here: http://www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk/fiftypoems.

Student-led poetry project which celebrates half-a-century of Lucy Cavendish College goes live.

Fifty Poems is a fine example of the creativity and collaboration that’s commonplace amongst our students.
Dr Isobel Maddison

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