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

Professor Mary Beard

When Mary Met Hillary

Newnham’s Professor Mary Beard met American presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in London to discuss women, democracy and power. Read the full interview between the two high profile women 

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Rachael Padman

Newnham academic receives Gay Times honour

Physicist Dr Rachael Padman has received an inaugural Gay Times honour for having a ‘profound’ impact on the lives of LGBT+ people. Dr Padman, a Fellow at Newnham College, was named the winner of…

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Dorothy Garrod

Newnham College to name new building after first ever woman Professor at Cambridge

A state-of-the-art building at Newnham College will be named after Dorothy Garrod in honour of the pioneering archaeologist. Dorothy Garrod was born in 1892, she read History at Newnham from 1913-16, trained as an…

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Joan Bakewell and Dame Carol Black

Three highly accomplished women formally become Honorary Fellows

Newnham College welcomed three women as Honorary Fellows in just one week after the trio were elected to acknowledge the exceptional contributions they have made in their fields. Rabbi Julia Baroness Neuberger, DBE, M.A., (NC…

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Graduate students at the Think Big Challenge

High-flying students get hands-on experience of issues facing Amazon during special interactive event

Graduate students competed against each other to be named the winner of a competition to find innovative solutions to real life challenges facing Amazon customers. The Amazon Think Big Challenge for women was run…

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Marin Alsop with Newnham students and academics

First woman to conduct Last Night of the Proms becomes Honorary Fellow

One of the world’s most eminent conductors has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of Newnham College to acknowledge the exceptional contribution she has made to music. Marin Alsop, an inspiring and powerful voice in…

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Kirsty Young

‘Being gung-ho has been my friend’ – Desert Island Discs host Kirsty Young on her career trajectory

The presenter of the iconic Radio 4 programme talked about providing early morning pre-interview vodka to Morrissey and what she learnt from Newnham’s Professor Dame Carol Black as she recounted her 10 years as…

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Honorary Doctorate

Principal receives Honorary Doctorate from King’s College London for her ‘distinguished’ work

The head of Newnham College received two prestigious awards from two universities in less than a week. Professor Dame Carol Black was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from King’s College London on Wednesday, October…

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School pupils visit Newnham to help make the internet less sexist on International Day of the Girl

Newnham College held a Wikipedia edit-a-thon for 45 school pupils on International Day of the Girl to help make the internet less sexist. Students travellled from across the country to Newnham, the women’s college…

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Topping Out ceremony

Newnham building project reaches Topping Out milestone

Work to create state-of-the-art student and conference facilities at Newnham College has reached an important milestone – the new building now stands at its full height of 14 metres. A traditional ‘topping-out’ ceremony was…

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