Celebrate your news and achievements with your fellow alumnae
Do you have any news or projects which you would like to share with your fellow Newnhamites? Whether you have written a book, are directing a play or holding an event which other alumnae can become involved in, do let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with details.You are invited to the launch of my new book On the Edge - The Contested Cultures of English Suburbia. It's taking place within the context of the Labour Party policy review.
International Women's DayTo celebrate International Women's Day our Nenwham Associates gave us an insight in to how they spent the day.
MacColl Lecture by Dame Margaret Anstee (NC 1944) 22nd April 2013Honorary Fellow Dame Margaret Anstee will deliver the Macoll Lecture at the forthcoming interdisciplinary conference 'Remembering JB Trend: the quiet internationalist' at Clare College on Monday 22 April 2013 at 5pm.
Dame Margaret's keynote lecture is entitled 'John Brande Trend: The Life of a Scholar Gypsy.' All are welcome to attend the lecture, which is free of charge. For further details please visit the symposium's page on the CRASSH website:
Sara Mohr-Peitsch (NC 1998) - Top of the Baroque for Comic ReliefSara Mohr-Pietsch set herself the challenge of learning 8 notes on the cello in 7 days! You can hear the result in The Comic Canon, a mega mash-up of Pachelbel's Canon, which she's made with the support of some outstandingly musical friends.
Watch it on YouTube
Rupa Huq (NC 1990) Book launch event - 4 February
The launch event is for my new 'political' suburbia-themed book with John Cruddas as part of the Labour Party Policy Review. It's a seminar called 'Re-imagining England' and takes place on Monday 4th February from 4.30-6pm in Committee Room 6, House of Commons. The other invited speakers are the author and campaigner Paul Kingsnorth and Mary Creagh MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment. Email to book your place.
The book is on how suburbia ain't what it used to be post-downturn/ after recent migratory waves as evidenced in the census and how Labour/ all politicians/ academics need to take it seriously but it's usually unstead just derided as naff/ safe/ boring/ respectable. See the attached press release. The book is about to roll off the presses!
Hester Abrams (NC 1982) - Jewish Book Week
Hester Abrams has been working on a major London literary festival, Jewish Book Week. It runs from 23 February to 3 March 2013. Tickets are now on sale.
Helen Tse (NC 1996) - Sweet Mandarin Sauces
Helen Tse - formerly a lawyer with Clifford Chance has secured a deal of a lifetime that see's her Sweet Mandarin range of sauces stocked in 500 Sainsbury's in the Free From Aisle. The three sauces include barbecue, sweet chilli and sweet & sour and are gluten free, have no MSG and are accredited by the Vegan Society. Helen said her legal skills helped her enormously as the documents to apply to Sainsbury's were like a closing checklist for a securitization transaction. Her sauces are also stocked in Selfridges, Booths and Wing Yip. To find your nearest Sainsbury's to try these sauces click here .
Hester Abrams (NC 1982) - Season Two of The Hour
Hester Abrams was researcher for season two of hit BBC series The Hour. The new series starts 9pm, Wednesday November 14th on BBC2.
Clare Balding (NC 1990) went to Styal Prison at the invitation of Clare McGregor (NC1991): see Clare M’s fascinating blog at:
Celia Haddon publishes new book
Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ on BBC Radio 4
Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ (NC 1977) featured on BBC Radio 4's Prayer for the Day at 5.43am throughout the last week in May, as well as delivering the Daily Service live on Thursday May 31st (feast of the Visitation).
Memorial service for Jean Guy MD FRCR DHMSA to be held on 25th April 2012, at St Andrew by the Wardrobe, London, 1.15pm
A memorial service for Dr Jean Guy (NC 1960) will be held on Wednesday 25th April and will be an opportunity for her many friends and colleagues to commemorate her life and many achievements. Directions and details of the church can be found here.