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

Newnham’s New Gym – A Glass Rooftop Space for Fitness and Wellbeing

High above the College gardens, Newnham’s new gym will be a glass-walled building with spectacular views across Cambridge. The gym will include a cardio line and a strength section, chosen in consultation with students,…

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Game-changers of the future? National Year 12 Essay Prize winners receive awards

Are developments in battery technology the solution to the world’s energy problems? Is globalization the death knell for minor languages? What might a feminist history of music look like? What are our cultural assumptions…

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Newnham Principal takes on new role as Chair of the British Library

Newnham College Principal Dame Carol Black will replace Baroness Tessa Blackstone as Chair of the British Library in September 2018. British Library chief executive Roly Keating said “I’d like to extend a big welcome…

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How the stories we tell shape the communities we live in

Each community tells a story about itself, official and unofficial, joyous and sad. In turn, local government tells and re-tells a public narrative, past and present, of the local community. Sometimes the story is…

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Academic promotions for Newnham Fellows 2018

Dr Manali Desai of the Department of Sociology has been promoted to Reader. Dr Desai’s current work includes an examination of gender and sexual violence in India and South Africa, a comparative study of…

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A century of excellence: classicist Joyce Reynolds receives an Honorary Doctorate 6 months before her 100th birthday

Born in 1918, Joyce Reynolds is one of the world’s leading ancient historians. She drove an all-woman party of archaeologists through Egypt, Syria and Turkey in the 1950s, and is still to be found…

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Four new Newnham Dames honoured in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Newnham alumnae shape the world in every field – and we’re delighted to learn that no fewer than four of our alumnae have been named as Dames in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018.…

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Newnham’s Prof Mary Beard becomes a Dame in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018

At once an incisive academic, an engaging TV presenter and an inspiring teacher, Prof Mary Beard has brought the classics to hundreds of thousands of people world-wide – and to hundreds of students at…

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Newnham Gardens blaze with colour for our Third Iris Day

Garden lovers returned to Newnham’s spectacular iris collection for our third annual Iris Day on Saturday 2nd June. With billowing petals in every shade from deep russet to ripe apricots, sky blue to pure…

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Newnham PhD student selected for panel advising Government on UK infrastructure

The outstanding work of Newnham PhD student and Chartered Civil Engineer Sakthy Selvakumaran has been recognised again, when she was selected to become a member of the National Infrastructure Commission’s new Young Professionals Panel…

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