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Meet the Committee: Molly

With just weeks to go before start of term, we're looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones! To all those just starting at Cambridge, we hope you come find us at the freshers fair. Everyone on this year's committee has selected some questions from the Proust Questionnaire, and we'll be posting them here on the blog so that when you see us at the fair, you'll already know a few of our deepest truths.

Name: Molly Yarn

Position: President

College: Lucy Cavendish

Year: 3rd Year PhD

Course: English

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A whole cake and no one to judge me.

What is your greatest fear?

Where I grew up (the American south) cockroaches (also euphemistically called 'palmetto bugs') are enormous three inch long monsters that crawl on you at night and fly DIRECTLY at your face. They are my nightmare.

Which living person do you most admire?

Hillary Rodham Clinton

What is your greatest extravagance?

Books. And skincare products.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Unrelenting positivity.

On what occasion do you lie?

Occasionally, I'll make up stories when talking to someone I'll never see again, like on a plane. Let's call it a creative writing exercise, though -- 'lie' sounds so negative.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


Where would you most like to live?


What do you most value in your friends?

Lack of pretension.

Who are your favorite writers?

Shakespeare, Nora Roberts, and Aaron Sorkin.

How would you like to die?

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