About

Newnham is one of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge. We have 370 undergraduates, 285 graduate/postgraduate students, and about 70 academic staff. The College is set in beautiful gardens with an 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. Newnham is still a women’s college, and the only undergraduate college with an all-female Fellowship.

People

Find out more about Newnham’s internationally renowned academic community.

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History

Newnham was established in 1871 as a house in which young women could reside while attending lectures in Cambridge, long before they were allowed to become full members of the…

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Library

Newnham College Library is one of the best-stocked undergraduate college libraries in Cambridge, with a strong collection of some 90,000 volumes, including approximately 6,000 rare books.

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Gardens

Our gardens are one of the best kept secrets in Cambridge. Unlike many Cambridge colleges, Newnham’s gardens are open to the public for much of the year. The gardens are at…

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Architecture

The Newnham College site contains a number of Grade II* and Grade II Listed Buildings and sits within the West Cambridge Conservation Area. Newnham College was in the unusual and…

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Vacancies

Welcome to Newnham’s Job Pages. We employ a diverse range of people to support our teaching, research and students.

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News & Events

The latest news and events from Newnham College.

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Merchandise

We have a variety of merchandise items, many of which feature events or alumnae connected with the College. A wide range is available for sale at the Porters’ Lodge or…

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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies to all “public authorities” as defined in the Act, including Newnham College.

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Find us

Newnham College is on Sidgwick Avenue (CB3 9DF). A Google map is below; you may also want to look at the official University Map, which shows all Colleges and Departments…

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Contact Us

Contact information for Newnham College

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