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Alumna Dr Jane Hastie (formerly Nixon - Veterinary Medicine, 1973) explains why supporting Lucy is important

Jane made her first gift to Lucy in 1988 and still donates regularly, helping our students thrive.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Lucy and training as a Veterinary Surgeon. I feel that there really is no other institution at all that could possibly have helped me and influenced a very happy professional and personal life.

Jane is an equine veterinary consultant at Buckingham Equine Vets (formerly Nixon Equine Vets which Jane formed in 2005). She holds a number of professional and voluntary positions, including Consultant Veterinary Surgeon to Society of Master Saddlers and Consultant Veterinary Surgeon British Equestrian Federation [BEF] Young Horse Evaluation and Horse Health Schemes. Jane is also a Board Director for the BEF. While at Lucy, Jane gained a Half Blue riding for Cambridge University. Jane is also an Honorary Freeman of the London Livery Company, The Worshipful Company of Saddles , Chair of The University of Buckingham Medical School Fitness to Practice Committee and a non-executive Director of BHSQ

At Lucy Cavendish College we are proud to continue providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all our students, now and in the future. Your support during LucyGives Giving Week (18-25 October) will ensure that all students, irrespective of their background or financial capacity, can make the most of their academic journey. In this way, your generosity will enhance their studies, ensuring they can achieve what they are capable of academically and progress confidently into their chosen careers.

What is LucyGives?

Together, we’ll raise funds during LucyGives (18-25 October) to help us level the playing field, ensuring those from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds can thrive academically and make the most of all that Cambridge has to offer. We’ll ensure they develop the skills required to achieve their career ambitions, so that they really can go on to make a positive impact on the world.

To get involved and to show your support please visit