"Newnham boosted my sense of self-worth, and gave me the confidence to say Yeah, I can go out in front of ten million people and talk nonsense." Clare Balding

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

Thursday 2nd April 2015
Newnhamite Julie Etchingham to chair seven-way political leaders' live TV debate
Wednesday 1st April 2015
Principal presents BBC Radio 4 programme on health and well-being at work
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Events at Newnham

Pudding Seminar
Professor Terence Doyle on Leonardo da Vinci as a Physiologist, Friday 24th April 2015
Writer, historian and broadcaster latest eminent speaker to deliver annual talk
Annual lecture to be given by prestigious writer , Friday 24th April 2015
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Newnham College,
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DF
tel. 01223 335700
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enquiries@newnham.cam.ac.uk
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