"This college is run by fantastic women, for fantastic women." Jackie Crockford.

About Newnham

Newnham is one of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge (see map). We have 370 undergraduates, 285 graduate/postgraduate students, and about 70 academic staff. The College is set in beautiful gardens with adjoining sports field and tennis courts, just across the road from the University's Sidgwick site and about 10 minutes' walk from the historic centre of Cambridge.

The College was established in 1871 as one of the first women's colleges (Girton preceded us by only two years). Newnham is still a women's college, and the only undergraduate college with an all-women Fellowship.

For details on how to apply (as an undergraduate or graduate), see Admissions. Find out what it's like to be a student at Newnham College (both work and play!) in Student Life.

This section of the website gives information about our location, accommodation and facilities, Fellows and staff, buildings and gardens, and our history. You can find our Statutes and College policies here, too.

Latest news

Wednesday 26th November 2014
Tributes paid to heroic Newnham war pilot who fled Nazi invasion of Poland
Thursday 20th November 2014
Newnham College appoints Walters&Cohen Architects to design new student accommodation
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Events at Newnham

Music for the Festive Season
The Raleigh Music Society is delighted to invite you to Music for the Festive Season. Sunday 30th November 2014
Literary Archive Event
A celebration of Newnham's strong literary tradition. Saturday 28th February 2015
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How to Contact Us

Newnham College,
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DF
tel. 01223 335700
fax 01223 357898
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