"Newnham encourages its students to be independent; I have become involved in activities outside College and have made friends all over the University and outside it." Katie Dickson

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 10th December 2014
New £12,000 grant established to support female rower at Newnham
Monday 1st December 2014
Alumna Clare Balding tells Newnham students to 'change the world'
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Events at Newnham

Vet Networking Event
A networking event for Veterinary Medicine alumnae. Saturday 7th February 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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