"What I think is special about the College is that it's home to an incredibly diverse range of people." Kate Norgrove

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

Tuesday 24th March 2015
Professor Sir Christopher Frayling to give Henry Sidgwick Memorial Lecture
Saturday 21st March 2015
Newnhamite launches new access initiative on social media
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Events at Newnham

Writer, historian and broadcaster latest eminent speaker to deliver annual talk
Annual lecture to be given by prestigious writer , Friday 24th April 2015
House of Lords Reception
A reception at the House of Lords, Thursday 14th May 2015
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How to Contact Us

Newnham College,
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DF
tel. 01223 335700
fax 01223 357898
enquiries@newnham.cam.ac.uk
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