"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

Monday 28th September 2015
Newnham alumnae return to Cambridge for 25th Alumni Festival
Tuesday 15th September 2015
Year 13 students find out what it is like to study at Cambridge at Joan Clarke Maths Residential Course
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Events at Newnham

NewnhamRoll Mums
The NewnhamRoll Mums group invites you and a guest to join them for their fifth annual Forum on Saturday 7 November 2015. Saturday 7th November 2015
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How to Contact Us

Newnham College,
Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DF
tel. 01223 335700
fax 01223 357898
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