The Domestic Academic Quilt: Finding the Time to Write and Care

The Domestic Academic Quilt is the result of a collaborative research project led by Vanessa Marr (University of Brighton). It stories the gendered inequalities of academic research in the global pandemic by focusing on women academics with caring responsibilities. 23 people contributed, including Professor Louise Haywood (Trinity Hall), to produce the quilt and a series of recorded narratives, to protect and value women’s contributions to research and to begin to address the inequalities faced. Now, the quilt is coming to Trinity Hall.

For more information, please see the Quilt Blog or visit the Interactive Quilt.

On Friday 10 March Vanessa Marr will join us for a conversation about the quilt and her work with communities. Following this, on Saturday 11 March, there will be a creative workshop to make our own community reflection on our experiences through and emerging from the pandemic. Please see the event pages for more detail, and to book your space.

The exhibit, conversation and the workshop are open to all, and we encourage the participation of staff, students, and fellows.

Admission is free as part of the Trinity Hall Arts Festival.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you find you are no longer unable to attend, as we have limited capacity for this event. Please email the office or call +44 (0)1223 332555 at the earliest opportunity.

We like to take photos at our events to use in our digital and print communications. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please let us know in advance or on the day.

The Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ.

Please visit the Porters’ Lodge on arrival where they will direct you to the venue.

If you have any queries, please contact Rebecca Horner on or call +44 (0)1223 332555.