Why Newnham?

Newnham is the women’s college in the heart of Cambridge run by women, for women.

Past students include Emma Thompson, Clare Balding, Anna Watkins, Germaine Greer and Mary Beard – just some of the women who, like you, once weighed up all the options and then chose Newnham.

Newnham Fellows are incredibly intelligent, determined, accomplished and approachable women who will inspire you. They will show you how to get to the top of your game whilst the friends you make here will ensure you play along the way.

Your education won’t be single-sex, you will get the same mixed Cambridge education and social opportunities as students at other Colleges.

But unlike everyone else, you also have the distinct advantage of being part of a College that gives priority to the achievement, needs and potential of women. It truly is the best of both worlds.

We have produced a Nobel prize-winner, an Oscar-winner, MPs, more than one national treasure and in every industry from courtroom to boardroom you will find Newnham women at the top – we have nearly 150 years’ experience of educating the female leaders of the future.

Newnham is full of the brightest young women from all walks of life and we will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to make your dreams a reality. Be the best that you can be. Be a Newnhamite.