Hello and welcome to the women’s page!

It is lovingly curated by me, the Women’s Officer on the JCR, Celia Hart.

Some things on this page:

  • CUSU Women’s Campaign + CUSU Women’s Forum
  • Women + Feminism in Queens’
  • Notable Queens’ Alumnae
  • Useful + Helpful Links


CUSU Women’s Campaign + CUSU Women’s Forum

The previous JCR voted on the creation of my role as they felt female students needed and deserved better representation. My main job is to represent to the women of Queens’ to the wider university, specifically at the CUSU women’s forum, something that any woman is able to attend and a place where the various university wide CUSU campaigns are discussed. This year the four campaigns CUSU Women’s are running are focusing on: Lad Culture, Sexual Consent, Women and Class and Women in Academia.

The other aspect of that is representing the CUSU’s women’s campaign’s to Queens’ ensuring that the women of Queens’ are aware of the various events, film screenings, discussion groups and panels the campaigns run, what they are and how they can get involved with them or support them.



womens forum photo

It is worth knowing CUSU Women’s is run principally by one key individual each year and in 2014/15 that’s Amelia Horgan (you can email her at cusu.womens@gmail.com if there’s anything you wish to know more about or get involved with). She’s supported by an incredible team and BME Women’s Rep – Audrey Sebatindira, LGBT+ Women’s Rep – Madeliene Pepe, International Women’s Rep – Marjam Idriss, Disabled Women’s Rep – R. Blackmur and Graduate Women’s Rep – Jenny Harris are a few of the other important members who can help you at if you’re facing or pondering a more specific issue.

What the CUSU Women’s Campaign achieved last year…  http://prezi.com/4a_rpwj9snlx/what-has-cusu-womens-campaign-achieved-this-year/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy


Women + Feminism in Queens’

This year I’ll be working to bring feminism and equality to Queens’ in a number of ways, principally through events held by the Queens’ Feminist Society (Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/472102002807880/ ) but also through collaborating with the Women’s Welfare Officer, Emily, to organise the Women’s Dinner, an event that celebrates the women of Queens, who we’ve only been admitting since 1980, and seeks to forge a sense of community amongst feel students past and present.

Feel free to come and talk to me if there is anything you feel is unfair or gender biased in Queens’ and that you’d like to change or see become more equal. I am always open to talking about your own issues or those affecting you in the University or you department as well. You shouldn’t feel underrepresented or discriminated against in any way in your time here and I hope my role will help to ensure that doesn’t happen.

You can email me at  jcr-womens-rep@queens.cam.ac.uk


Notable Queens’ Alumnae

Emily Maitlis – newsreader / journalist (newsnight; BBC News); studied English. Born 1970

Liz Kendall – Labour Party frontbench Politian (MP for Leicester West and Shadow Minister for Care and Older People); studied History. Born 1971

Elizabeth Day – author (Scissors Paper Stone; Home Fires) / journalist (The Observer); studied History. Born 1978

Lucy Caldwell – novelist (Where They Were Missed; The Meeting Point; All the Beggars Riding)/ playwright (Leaves; Guardians); Studied English. Born 1981

Hannah MurraySkins (Cassie) and Game of Thrones (Gilly) actress; studied English. Born 1989

Fiona Hughes – Team GB Olympic Cross Country Skiier (debut: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games); studying Engineering. Born 1990


Useful + Helpful Links

 B-eat – offers support to those living with eating disorders and those that wish to support them


Cambridge Rape Crisis – offers support to those who’ve suffered sexual abuse and rape


WiSETI – the university’s initative to support Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative


Gender Agenda – a termly magazine/zine about gender, sexuality and feminism


University of Cambridge Center for Gender Studies – looking at gender from an academic perspective



and a more exhaustive list of links from CUSU…  http://www.womens.cusu.cam.ac.uk/resources/links/


Facebook groups

The Gender and Feminist Society of the University of Cambridge – https://www.facebook.com/groups/325166884293510/

Cambridge Feminist Society – https://www.facebook.com/groups/138086784716/

National Feminist Student Supergroup UK – https://www.facebook.com/groups/nafsuk/

Cambridge Feminist Philosophy Reading Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/141527686591/

Other Colleges Feminist Groups

Newnham Feminist Shebang – https://www.facebook.com/groups/286100574790073/

Robinson College Feminist Society – https://www.facebook.com/groups/267588250080428/

Women of King’s College – https://www.facebook.com/kingswomen?fref=ts

Jesus College Feminist Society – https://www.facebook.com/groups/819267161421346/?fref=ts


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