Named after Lady Lucy Cavendish (1841 - 1925)
A pioneer of girls' and women's education, she gave women opportunities to have an education which had not been available to them in the past. In 1965, Cambridge University named its first post-graduate college for women after her.
Cavendish College is the only women's college in Europe for students aged twenty-one and over. To this day it is committed to increasing opportunities for women to work and study at the highest level. At undergraduate level, they are particularly strong in medicine and veterinary medicine, English and the social sciences, including law.