"There is a genuine pride in Newnham as a haven of liberal thinking and it makes a big difference to a student's everyday life." Jenny Woodman

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 18th November 2015
Playwright Anna Ziegler visits Newnham to talk about Photograph 51
Monday 26th October 2015
Tributes paid to 'powerhouse of energy' Professor Lisa Jardine
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Events at Newnham

Music for the Festive Season
The The Raleigh Music Society is delighted to invite you to Music for the Festive Season. Sunday 29th November 2015
Raleigh Lunchtime Recital with "Diamond" Dave
Singing Porter "Diamond" Dave, sings some of his greatest hits! Wednesday 2nd December 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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