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What I support

Dr Eva Simmons, Lucy’s first ever undergraduate offer holder, matriculated in October 1972 to study English.

Eva made a generous gift to Lucy in 2020, to provide transformative support to a student from an area of instability or zone of conflict, or who is or has been at risk of discrimination, persecution, suffering, violence or other abuse of their human rights; and who would otherwise have faced severe barriers to studying at Cambridge.

Why I support Lucy

“I am so grateful for the time I enjoyed at Lucy Cavendish, especially considering that my tuition was then free. I am pleased to be able to support Lucy as it begins its next chapter, by helping to ensure that someone who has overcome significant obstacles in their personal life can have the same opportunity as I had, to study at Cambridge. I myself am from a refugee family. So I have a special sympathy for young people in similar situations. I believe all of us benefited hugely from our time at Lucy Cavendish.”