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Lucy Cavendish aims to provide the best of Cambridge’s education and research to all students.

Our mission

Lucy Cavendish has a 50 year tradition of being the College that admits talented individuals from non-traditional and under-represented backgrounds. In doing so, it seeks particularly those who want ‘to make a difference’ or to have ‘a positive impact’ on our societies, and those who are committed to addressing our global challenges.

Our Ethos - in the words of our students, staff, and researchers

  • “Inclusive”, “Friendly”, “Supportive”. 
  • “Global”, “Dynamic”, “Transformative”. 
  • “Outward-facing”, “Impactful”, “Inspiring”.

Our Values

  • Rigorous: we are committed to the highest academic and professional standards
  • Ethical: we act with integrity and are open and accountable
  • Collaborative: we are a supportive global community with a friendly, engaging approach
  • Inclusive: we are committed to equality and diversity with respect for the dignity of all
  • Enabling: we look for potential and provide opportunities for a positive impact on the world
  • Dynamic: we work with energy, enthusiasm, innovation and positivity


We are engaged in cutting edge, world-class research