Alumnae News

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Pippa Rogerson

Newnhamite elected as first female master of Gonville & Caius

A Newnhamite will make history as she has been named as the first female Master of Gonville & Caius since its foundation 669 years ago as Gonville Hall. Dr Pippa Rogerson, the Director of…

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Alumna Claire Curtis (NC 2001) wins national award for pro bono contribution to charity

Claire Curtis, MML NC 2001, was nominated by Clyde & Co and short-listed for the LawWorks’ national award of Best Contribution by an Individual 2016. For nearly five years Claire has been involved in…

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Newnhamite is Curator of Vanessa Bell Exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Sarah Milroy (NC 1980) is the curator of the forthcoming Vanessa Bell exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery.  The show has been co-curated with Ian Dejardin, Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery. This is the…

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Eleanor Bron and actors

Eleanor Bron performs play at Newnham written to combat dearth of roles for women over 50

A celebrated actor has written a new play to create new roles for women over the age of 50 and the alumnae of Newnham College were invited to a special performance of it. Eleanor…

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Professor Ottoline Leyser

Newnhamites featured in New Year Honours List

Newnham is delighted to announce that the following Newnhamites were named as receiving awards in the New Year Honours List 2017: Dr Claire Breay (NC 1987) – MBE – Order of the British Empire…

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Gillian Allnutt

Alumna Gillian Allnutt awarded Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry

A Newnham poet who has power to ‘comfort and astonish’ readers is to be awarded The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, Buckingham Palace has announced. Gillian Allnutt (NC 1968) will receive the 2016 medal,which…

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Lexy Wood

Newnham alumna calls for votes to help her join international polar expedition

Lexy Wood (NC 2015) on why her love of rowing has led her to want to trek through the arctic Ever since my year at Newnham College, where I was lucky enough to be…

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Hope Mirrlees and Jane Harrison

‘Forgotten’ Newnham poet to be celebrated in BBC documentary

The life and work of a Newnham alumna once described by Virginia Woolf as ‘her own heroine – capricious, exacting and very learned’ will be featured in a BBC Radio 3 programme on Sunday.…

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Cantabrigian couple leave generous legacies to their respective Colleges

The joint estate of Barbara Bain (NC 1936) and her husband Walter (Jesus College) was divided this summer after the couple decided to remember their respective Colleges in their wills. The 1936 Register that…

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Caroline Diehl and Onora O'Neill

‘Referendum was Project Fear versus Project Fantasy’ – Philosopher Onora O’Neill at London Speaker Series

Everything from American politics to the effect of social media echo chambers was covered in a lively discussion at our London Speaker Series last night. Philosopher Professor Onora O’Neill, former Principal of Newnham College,…

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