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CLC Abroad: Amira Fateh and Omid-E-Mehr

One of the photos taken by Amira of the girls' artwork.

Over the summer,’Empower Her Voice’ founder Amira Fateh volunteered at the Omid-E-Mehr rehabilitation centre in Iran, working with young women and girls who have suffered and continue to suffer with domestic violence. We caught up with her and asked her to tell us about her amazing experience, and the impact it has had on her.

Principal’s Lecture Series: Professor Lisa Jardine

PLS - Jardine-7

By Niamh Hanrahan

Professor Lisa Jardine CBE is an internationally renowned scholar and, fittingly for College’s 160th anniversary Principal’s lecture, an ex CLC girl. Currently Professor of Renaissance Studies at UCL, Professor Jardine also directs their postdoctoral Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities. She balances these responsibilities with her role as Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Professor Jardine founded The Centre for Editing Lives and Letters in 2002, which develops archive-based research projects of relevance to the period 1500-1800 and writes and reviews for many major national newspapers and magazines, regularly appearing on arts, history and current affairs programmes for television and radio. She is a regular writer and presenter of ‘A Point of View’ on Sundays on BBC Radio Four.

Three Men on a Sofa

Three Men on a Sofa

By Sasha Kirienko

As seen in Pegasus Pages (December 2013) and the Gloucestershire Echo (29th January, 2014).

The long awaited clash between a philosopher, a scientist, and an historian took place on a Thursday evening on the 21st November, as organised by the Philosophy Society. Personally, I was very intrigued by the posters up around  College, inviting girls to come and witness “Three Men on a Sofa” debating some of the world’s most difficult and puzzling questions. On the sofa (quite literally), there were three “men” – or rather, two men, namely Mr Stacey and Mr Hoole, and a brave woman who took up the challenging task of opposing two humanities teachers, Mrs Dowdall.

The Children of Calcutta


As seen in Pegasus Pages (June 2013).

By Shree Ganguly

In the 1990s, over 55 million children were born in India. If those 55 million children survived, today it is likely that over 50% of them would be living in poverty. Everyday it amazes me that there was a one in two chance that I could be on a very different side of that statistic and although I haven’t lived in India for many years, it was one of the reasons for why I was very keen to revisit my birthplace and to try to make some kind of a positive impact.

Autism is Misunderstood

Child drawing

By Mimi Prickett

As seen in Pegasus Pages, March 2013.

Many people are under the misconception that an autistic individual is one who is socially awkward and has a particular special talent such as excellence in maths, drawing or piano playing. Yes, often someone with autism finds large gatherings of people, and social occasions very challenging, however, only about one in ten exhibit special talents. Someone with learning disabilities is perhaps thought of as an individual who cannot read or write and an individual who behaves like a child. The spectrum of learning disabilities is vast, ranging from mild difficulties with numeracy and literacy, to an individual with multiple and profound learning disabilities who cannot speak or move voluntarily. Perhaps it is time for us to revise our views of these particular stereotypes along with discussing the science behind these conditions.

Mumbles of a Medic: Work Experience – Is it Worth It?


Column by aspiring med. student, Sahaj Kaur

As seen in Pegasus Pages (December 2012).

As the scary prospect of university applications looms for SFC1, it’s time for everyone to start thinking about Work Experience (especially Medics and Vets). The holidays are precious and ‘golden’ time for all of us, so in a way it may seem irksome to spend a whole week doing Work Experience. 

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