"You can generally get involved with whatever you want in Cambridge, but having the Old Labs performance space in your own back garden is an opportunity it's hard not to use." Daisy Allsop

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 29th June 2015
Exceptional sixth-form students named as winners of Newnham's prestigious essay prize competitions
Monday 15th June 2015
Julie Etchingham and Sandi Toksvig tell Newnham students to 'leave a legacy to be proud of'
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Events at Newnham

Wartime Remembered
A themed event for alumnae and their families. Saturday 4th July 2015
Friends Event
An event for members of the Friends and the Young Friends. Saturday 5th September 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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