"Newnham encourages its students to be independent; I have become involved in activities outside College and have made friends all over the University and outside it." Katie Dickson

College History

Newnham and its past

This section gives an overview of Newnham's past. Gill Sutherland's history of the college, from its foundation in 1871 until the granting of degrees to women in 1948 also contains some our favourite photos from the archives. We also have a short series of  "Newnham biographies", in which members of the College and our friends attempt to convey some of the character of those who have been important to our history. Finally, in case you were wondering, there is an extract from The Cambridge Armorial, unpacking the various elements of our college arms (paradoxically, although it was deemed fitting for a women's college to have its own arms, it was somehow inappropriate that we should have a crest!).

Events at Newnham

Pudding Seminar
Peng Zhang (MCR),'A Tale of Two Classes: Intergenerational Occupational Choice in Contemporary China', Friday 25th April 2014
Jane Harrison Memorial Lecture
Professor Lin Foxhall - The Past Ahead: Academic expertise and public understandings of the past, Friday 25th April 2014
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