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The latest news from Newnham’s Fellows, alumnae, students and staff.

The Mound

Newnham College named as finalist for prestigious Employer of the Year award

Newnham College has been shortlisted in the Employer of the Year category in the Cambridge News and Media Business Excellence Awards 2017 for focusing on the health and wellbeing of its employees. Under the…

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The 2017 Boat Race crews

Newnham rower named as Blue Boat crew member for Tideway clash

A Newnham graduate student has been announced as a member of the Blue Boat for this year’s Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Anna Dawson is studying in Cambridge thanks to a studentship set-up in the…

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Onora O'Neill

Former Principal with ‘extraordinary ability’ to be awarded one of the largest international prizes for arts and humanities

A former Principal of Newnham College has been named as the recipient of the The Holberg Prize – worth around £430,000 – for ‘shedding light on pressing and intellectual and ethical questions of our…

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A group of people at the Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Newnham holds Wikipedia edit-a-thon to make the internet less sexist on International Women’s Day

Newnham College held a mass Wikipedia edit-a-thon on International Women’s Day to address the lack of online biographies available about eminent women. Fellows, students, alumnae, and staff at the College were joined by members…

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Professor Mary Beard

Mary Beard talks Thatcher, Clinton and May and what their roles mean for women in LRB Women in Power lecture

Cambridge classicist Professor Mary Beard explores the facts surrounding women in power and the depiction of them in the media past and present in her latest London Review of Books lecture. The Newnham Fellow’s…

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Woman typing on a laptop

Newnham hosts Wikipedia edit-a-thon to help make the internet less sexist

Newnham College will mark International Women’s Day with a mass edit-a-thon to address the lack of online biographies available about eminent women. Wikipedia is the seventh most visited website in the world – but…

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Nina O'Hare on site

Graduate, get a job … make a difference

Cambridge graduates enter a wide range of careers but making a difference tops their career wish lists. Newnham College graduate, Nina O’Hare, is the second Newnhamite to be featured in the Cambridge University series…

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Students from Goresbrook School

‘We want to show our students that ambitious goals can be achieved’ – Head of Year 7 on school visit to Cambridge University

Every pupil at a new secondary school based in a deprived part of London visited Cambridge University to find out more about life as a student. Only around five per cent of school leavers…

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Alex da Costa

Research project exploring relationship between women’s colleges and female sexuality launched to mark LGBT History Month

Do women’s colleges have a long-standing and uneasy relationship with questions of female sexuality? Dr Alex da Costa, Valerie Eliot Fellow in English and Director of Studies in English at Newnham College, explains why…

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Isobel Firth

Graduate, get a job … make a difference

Cambridge graduates enter a wide range of careers but making a difference tops their career wish lists. In this Cambridge University series, inspiring graduates from the last three years describe Cambridge, their current work…

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