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

Onora O'Neill

Former Principal of Newnham wins $1 million philosophy prize

Baroness Onora O’Neill has been named the winner of the 2017 Berggruen Prize, which is awarded annually to a thinker whose ideas ‘have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world’.…

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Claire Hughes

Sibling relationships can often be our most enduring close relationship – so why do we know so little about them?

Siblings have a powerful influence on each other’s development – influencing wellbeing, achievement in school and resilience – according to a pioneering 10-year study. The results of the psychological research project led by Professor…

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Mary Beard, Joyce Reynolds and Pat Easterling

Newnham academic still breaking ground at 98 as she is awarded Kenyon Medal for her research – the first time a woman has received the honour

Classicist Joyce Reynolds has been honoured by the British Academy for her services to academia. The Newnham academic was awarded the prestigious Kenyon Medal 2017 for her lifetime’s contribution to the research and study…

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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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