"It's a most beautiful, down-to-earth and supportive College - I've loved the first year." Sophia Fellowes

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 13th May 2015
Newnham seismologist who discovered the Earth's inner core honoured with a Google Doodle
Tuesday 12th May 2015
Newnhamite wins Three Minute Thesis Competition after battle with fellow finalists
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Events at Newnham

Raleigh Society May Week Concert and Garden Party
Raleigh Society May Week Concert, Wednesday 17th June 2015
Wartime Remembered
A themed event for alumnae and their families. Saturday 4th July 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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