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Lucy Cavendish has the benefit of an RLF Fellow to help undergraduate and post-graduate students (and staff) with writing.

The RLF Fellow is shared with Newnham and Selwyn College, but not available to other members of the University outside these colleges – so take advantage of this benefit! All RLF Fellows are professional writers with many years of experience.  The Fellows can help with everything from details of grammar and style to structuring a long dissertation. Typically, the Fellow will look at a piece of writing and discuss any worries or problems, help with suggestions for restructuring, explain how to write in fluent, grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs, and how to increase the impact of a piece of writing. The Fellows aim to help students develop their writing skills and become good, independent writers. They do not offer an editing or proof-reading service, nor expert help with dyslexia or English for non-native speakers – though such students are welcome on the same basis as others. All sessions are 50 mins, one-to-one and completely confidential. The RLF Fellows are independent and will not share any details of students with the College.

The Lucy Cavendish College RFL for 2022/23 is Penny Boxall, an award-winning poet whose work draws on her career in museums. Penny will be available in College on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Michaelmas term: from 11 October until 7 December). To make an appointment please email