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

Newnham Gardens welcome Roy Lancaster and friends

Celebrity plantsman Roy Lancaster and recently retired Head of Horticulture at the RHS, Jim Gardiner, visited Newnham College gardens as they sizzled in the August heat. The pair discussed the College’s rare plant collections…

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One Penny – and £23,000 for student support

Alumnae from all over the world, and from across the generations, came together this week to celebrate Penny Hubbard, Newnham College’s Director of Development since 2007. Penny leaves us, not for retirement – no-one…

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How combining ethnography, PhD studies & motherhood became a strength for Dr Jacinta Muinde

Anthropological field work can be tough enough at the best of times – so imagine doing it when pregnant in a remote and difficult environment. Newnham Student Jacinta Victoria Muinde shares her experiences of…

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“Shoulder to shoulder and friend to friend”: Newnham celebrates 100 years of the Roll in style

Hundreds of alumnae and their families returned to Newnham this weekend, to celebrate the strength, determination and zest for life of our alumnae, and the 100th anniversary of the Newnham Roll. Before women were…

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“It made the prospect of going to Oxbridge more attainable”: Newnham’s second Pupil Premium Open Day

Choosing the right A-levels, financing University, and tasting the College’s cake selection – some of the questions on the minds of the pupils attending Newnham’s second Pupil Premium Open Day. Newnham College welcomed over…

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Newnham’s New Gym – A Glass Rooftop Space for Fitness and Wellbeing

High above the College gardens, Newnham’s new gym will be a glass-walled building with spectacular views across Cambridge. The gym will include a cardio line and a strength section, chosen in consultation with students,…

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Game-changers of the future? National Year 12 Essay Prize winners receive awards

Are developments in battery technology the solution to the world’s energy problems? Is globalization the death knell for minor languages? What might a feminist history of music look like? What are our cultural assumptions…

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Newnham Principal takes on new role as Chair of the British Library

Newnham College Principal Dame Carol Black will replace Baroness Tessa Blackstone as Chair of the British Library in September 2018. British Library chief executive Roly Keating said “I’d like to extend a big welcome…

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How the stories we tell shape the communities we live in

Each community tells a story about itself, official and unofficial, joyous and sad. In turn, local government tells and re-tells a public narrative, past and present, of the local community. Sometimes the story is…

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Academic promotions for Newnham Fellows 2018

Dr Manali Desai of the Department of Sociology has been promoted to Reader. Dr Desai’s current work includes an examination of gender and sexual violence in India and South Africa, a comparative study of…

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