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

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Newnham student wins 2018 International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) Studentship

Part II Law student Alex Clift was selected as the winner of the 2018 International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) Studentship. Her essay, discussing the topic “The current system of assigning parenthood under English law…

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Newnham Alumnae Forum addresses the sexualisation of children

Newnham College and alumnae addressed the issue of the sexualisation of children and an increasingly sexualised media environment in our annual Family Forum. Newnham’s Family Forum is a one-day conference for alumnae and guests,…

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Pilot Top-Up Bursary Scheme launched

In a pilot initiative to enhance the Cambridge Bursary Scheme, students from low and middle-income households starting undergraduate courses in October 2018 are receiving additional support. Thirteen Colleges are participating in the one-year pilot,…

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New ‘tower of books’ sculpture by Cathy de Monchaux celebrates education and research

Cathy de Monchaux, the Turner Prize-nominated sculptor, has created a new public artwork for Newnham College, celebrating the College’s tradition of learning and research. The 35-foot-tall bronze sculpture, Beyond thinking, shows a vertical column of…

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Newnham Principal and alumnae race for charity

Newnham College Principal, Dame Carol Black, ran as part of a team of distinguished women in the weekend’s Chariots of Fire race – raising over £11,000 for disadvantaged children in Cambridgeshire. The ‘Great Dames’…

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Newnham Faces – Classicist Harriet Arrives at Newnham

We’re welcoming our first of the 2017-18 Newnham freshers this week – Classicist Harriet. Harriet is here to study the 4-year Classics degree, a course for people who are learning Latin and Greek from…

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Google celebrates 111 birthday of the late Dorothy Hill (NC 1930)

On Sunday September 9th Google’s banner headline in Australia celebrated the 111th birthday of a palaeontologist – the late Dorothy Hill (1907-1997). Australian born and bred, Dorothy Hill came to Cambridge to do a…

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The smiling portrait of Blanche Athena Clough – hidden for 90 years

The portrait of Blanche Athena Clough (1861-1960), Newnham’s fourth Principal, hangs on the wall of the SCR. She is portrayed in sombre mood, unseeing as she looks straight ahead lost in thought. By the artist…

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University Library digitises remains of 1897 protests

Confetti and fireworks, the remains of the protests opposing Newnham and Girton students’ membership of the University in 1897, are to be digitised by Cambridge University Library. These fragments of paper tell the story…

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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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