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

Millicent Fawcett

First statue of a woman to be built in Parliament Square will be of Millicent Fawcett – co-founder of Newnham College

Leading suffragist Millicent Fawcett will be the first woman honoured with a statue in Parliament Square after a campaign which highlighted that all of the 11 statues currently located there are of men. A…

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Aliya Khalid

From an abusive marriage in Pakistan to a PhD in Cambridge – one Newnhamite’s inspiring story

Aliya Khalid is from Peshawar in North West Pakistan where she says ‘a girl is supposed to be voiceless and faceless’. She escaped from an abusive marriage after she was banned from seeing her…

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Sarah Leiter

Newnham student named ‘most committed’ in Sports England awards

A Newnham sportswoman who juggled her PhD studies with playing Goalball around the world has just been given the ‘most committed’ trophy at the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme Star Awards 2017. Sarah Leiter, of…

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Dr Mander and Dr Watts with their graduating students

Inaugural award given to two Newnham academics whose teaching has led to exceptional results

The ‘truly excellent’ teaching of two Directors of Studies has been honoured after they were jointly awarded a prize. Dr Jenny Mander and Dr Sheila Watts, who are both Directors of Studies in Modern…

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Graduating students

Class of 2017 graduate – 90.6 per cent achieved 1st or 2:1

Newnhamite finalists celebrated their final Cambridge results – with 90.6 per cent of our graduating students achieving a 1st or a 2:1. Some individual stories of success include Darshini Ramiah won the Norton Rose Fulbright…

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First prize winners

Winners announced for 2017 essay prize competition after record number of entries

The exceptional academic talent of Year 12 female students was celebrated by Newnham College at a prestigious ceremony in Cambridge for essay prize-winners. Newnham College’s annual essay prize competitions are designed to encourage ambitious…

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Picture of open day

Newnham to hold first ever Cambridge University Open Day specifically for disadvantaged Year 11 students

A college at Cambridge University is encouraging students who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding to attend an all-expenses paid Open Day. Newnham College has organised the event to encourage applications to study at…

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Laura Itzhaki

Academic promotions for Newnham Fellows

Three Newnham Fellows have been promoted by the University of Cambridge – including Dr Laura Itzhaki who has been awarded a Professorship. Dr Itzhaki, pictured, is the Director of Studies in Biological Natural Sciences…

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Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson tells students ‘Newnham taught me how to think’

Newnhamite Emma Thompson returned to College to talk to students about her life and career and advised them that ‘failure is your best friend’. The Newnham alumna studied English when she came to Cambridge…

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Newnham College Shield

Three Newnhamites re-elected as Members of Parliament

A record number of female MPs have been elected in the 2017 General Election and three Newnhamites have been re-elected. Diane Abbott (NC 1973), Lucy Frazer (NC 1991) and Rupa Huq (NC 1990) all…

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