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

Newnham College awarded “Building of the Year” in the RIBA East Awards

Image by Richard Marsham. Newnham’s new Dorothy Garrod Building was awarded the coveted title of “Building of the Year” in the RIBA East Awards on 9 May 2019. The building includes study, research, social…

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Rosalind Franklin Women in STEM Conference: a student’s view

Sixth-form student Shannon Clark joined us for us for the annual ‘Rosalind Franklin Women in STEM Conference’, an opportunity to experience life as a Cambridge undergraduate. This article is Shannon’s report on the conference.…

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‘Face to face’ with pioneering archaeologist Dorothy Garrod – 50 years after her death

After 50 years hidden within the BBC archives, a unique piece of film was shown at Newnham College this week – and today’s archaeologists heard the voice of pioneering archaeologist Dorothy Garrod for the…

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‘Layer upon Layer’: artist Jilly Edwards shows us College through fresh eyes

Newnham College commissioned artist Jilly Edwards to create a work for the new Dorothy Garrod Building, a new courtyard building bringing together student rooms, research offices and social space. The resultant pieces are a…

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Research at Newnham: Why rotting seal is the smell of success

When Cota heads out to do her research, she has two options. There’s the boat, “which takes 32 hours on a good day – it’s never a good day,” or a 6-seater plane, which…

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Newnham celebrates the opening of the Dorothy Garrod Building

Newnham College opens its newest building today (30th April 2019), celebrating both the College’s history and future as a centre of excellence in research and education. The Dorothy Garrod Building, named after the first…

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Research award for Carol Ibe’s work on devastating crop disease

Carol Ibe, a Newnham PhD student and Gates Scholar, has won a highly competitive Cambridge Society for the Application of Research PhD Student Award, for her work on a disease that devastates cereal crops…

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Dr Úna Monaghan receives inaugural Liam O’Flynn Award

The inaugural Arts Council of Ireland and National Concert Hall Liam O’Flynn Award has been awarded to Dr Úna Monaghan, Rosamund Harding Research Fellow in Music at Newnham College.  The Irish Times summed her…

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“Full STEM ahead,” say teenagers at Newnham’s Rosalind Franklin Conference 2019

“It’s our world, and we’re supposed to look after it,” said Rachel, one of the 90 sixth-formers at Newnham for the annual Rosalind Franklin Conference. But how often do sixth-formers get to hear direct…

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The researchers’ sisterhood: supporting the next generation of researchers at Cambridge

Nearly 150 years after Newnham College was founded, and 70 years after women first received degrees at the University of Cambridge, there is still a significant lack of women in senior academic positions. Small…

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