"Newnham is the most fantastic place - an easy-going but resolute embodiment of a 'girl-power' as relevant now as it was in 1871 - encouraging members to do whatever the hell they want to do in life, and to be proud of it." Lucy Stoy

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

Monday 26th January 2015
Newnham's Tutorial Office Manager on why working at the College has inspired her to study for a degree
Tuesday 20th January 2015
Open Day for Offerholders 2015
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Events at Newnham

Careers in Museums & Galleries
Inspiring women to aim for the top , Thursday 29th January 2015
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
enquiries@newnham.cam.ac.uk
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