Societies and Facilities

Whether you’re an actor, a keen sportswoman, a talented musician, or all three, Newnham has the societies and facilities to cater for your interests.

Sports

Our sports pitches and tennis courts are all on-site and there are weekly Pilates, Yoga and exercise classes.

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Music

Newnham College’s ‘Raleigh Music Society’ puts on several concerts during term in College, in the Old Labs, which is ideal for musical and dramatic activities. Music facilities for students include…

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Arts & Drama

If you are passionate about the arts and drama, you are in good company here at Newnham. Famous Newnham actors include Emma Thompson and Miriam Margolyes – the Newnhamites even…

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College Social Life

Newnham tends to be a less insular college than many; because we are all-female, most students will develop very broad friendship groups across the University, as well as within the…

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City Life

You’ll be very busy as a student here, but we hope you’ll also have time to explore the ‘town’ part of ‘town and gown’ – Cambridge is not only the…

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Gardens

Newnham’s gardens are stunning. First designed in 1882, the gardens have matured elegantly over the past 130 years, and they are now one of the loveliest College gardens in Cambridge.

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Library

Our Library is one of the best undergraduate college libraries in Cambridge (when the College was founded women were not allowed to use the main University Library, so it had…

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Food & Drink

At Newnham you can decide on a day-to-day basis whether to eat in our smart modern buttery, or to cook for yourself (and maybe your friends!).

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Computing

Newnham College offers a wide range of computing facilities and services. Secure, high-speed wired and wireless network connections are available throughout the main site and external houses.

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