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

Margaret Anstee

Cambridge college launches £4.5 million research centre for global studies

A world-class research facility has been founded at Newnham College in honour of Dame Margaret Anstee – the first female Under-Secretary General of the United Nations. The Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies, to…

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Newnham Principal writes to Chief Executive of Universities UK to urge him to take action in USS pensions dispute

From the Principal Professor Dame Carol Black DBE FRCP FMedSci 13th March 2018 Dear Mr Jarvis, May I first make clear that, as was the case for many Cambridge Colleges, Newnham did not respond…

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Two Newnham rowers selected for the 2018 Boat Races

Two Newnhamites have been chosen to row for Cambridge in 2018 – and one of the women learned to row with Newnham College Boat Club. Pippa Dakin, a second year Physical Natural Sciences student,…

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Millicent Fawcett

Life of suffragist Millicent Fawcett, co-founder of Newnham College, marked on centenary of the Representation of the People Act

In 1918, following years of campaigning, (some) women finally gained the right to vote. Millicent Fawcett, co-founder of Newnham College, devoted much of her life advocating for women’s suffrage. Today to mark the centenary of…

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Newnham harpist and composer releases debut album

Alumna and Newnham academic Dr Úna Monaghan has celebrated the launch of her new album For. For features 12 original tracks for harp and electronics and combines traditional music, experimental music, improvisation, electroacoustic composition and…

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TEDxNewnham announces speaker line-up for inaugural 2018 event

TEDxNewnham will take place on Saturday, February 17 at Newnham College. The independently organised event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of Embracing Challenge. The event…

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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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