Celebrating Lincoln alumnae

Celebrating Lincoln alumnae

04 Sep 2019
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2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the admission of women to Lincoln College. To celebrate this milestone, we are delighted to announce that a photographic portrait exhibition has been commissioned to hang in Hall during the anniversary year.

‘The admission of women to Lincoln in 1979 has been one of the turning-points in the College’s long history. I am delighted that the College has decided to mark this 40th anniversary with an exhibition of portraits of some of our many distinguished alumnae and greatly look forward to seeing the display in the Hall.’ – Professor H.R. Woudhuysen, Rector of Lincoln College

The exhibition features 21 outstanding Lincoln alumnae who were nominated by their peers and selected by a small committee of students, staff, and Fellows.  Each alumna is inspiring in her own way – whether due to professional achievements, her contribution to the community, or because of her personal qualities. We hope that this diverse and dynamic group of women will serve to inspire current students and applicants of the College. We received an overwhelming number of nominations from members of the Lincoln community and we would like to thank all those who responded to our call for nominations; we only wish we could have included more!

The full list of participants, photographed by Robert Taylor, is as follows:

Judith Weingarten (1979, Archaeology)

Alison Hartley (1980, Classics)

Caroline Sarll (1983, Education)

Sonali Naik QC (1986, Law)

Louise Chantal (1987, English Language and Literature)

Fiona McPhee (1987, Organic Chemistry)

Fania Oz-Salzberger (1987, History)

Emily Mortimer (1990, English and Modern Languages)

Zoe Williams (1991, History and English)

Naomi Alderman (1993, Philosophy, Politics and Economics)

Steph Cook MBE (1994, Medicine)

Lucy MacKillop (1994, Medicine)

Kate Smurthwaite (1994, Mathematics)

Miatta Fahnbulleh (1997, Philosophy, Politics and Economics)

Emily Howard (1997, Mathematics and Computation)

Suzannah Lipscomb (1998, History)

Shabana Mahmood MP (1999, Law)

Meena Seshamani (1999, Health Economics)      

Asha de Vos (2003, Integrative Biosciences) 

Laura Brown (2005, History)

Naomi Kellman (2008, Philosophy, Politics and Economics)

‘Creating the portraits for this collection of Lincoln College women was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Working with such a fascinating range of backgrounds characters, talents, experiences and achievements was a delightful and quite educational experience.’  – Robert Taylor, photographer 

The portrait exhibition will be officially unveiled on Saturday 21 September. We hope you will be able to visit Lincoln to view the exhibition during the 2019-20 academic year. We will also be announcing further events to celebrate four decades of Lincoln women in due course.