"The relaxed and comfortable atmosphere in College has given me the confidence I need to go out into the wider University and take on challenges I might otherwise have avoided." Olutolani Oni

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 8th September 2014
It is all a pout the cause - head gardener wears green lipstick to work
Monday 1st September 2014
Tutor fields questions from prospective students during live Telegraph web chat
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Events at Newnham

University Alumni Festival 2014
Alumnae who matriculated in 1959, 1974, 1984 & 1994 are invited back to College during the University's Alumni Festival. Saturday 27th September 2014
NewnhamRoll Mums
The fourth annual NewnhamRoll Mums event. Saturday 8th November 2014
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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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