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Newnham on Newnham: recollections and views invited

2021 marks the 150th anniversary of Newnham’s beginning, five students and Miss Clough living and working in a house overlooking Parker’s Piece. Part of the Governing Body’s celebration of this anniversary is to commission…

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Professor Dame Carol Black to lead Home Office review into drugs and serious violence

The Principal of Newnham, Professor Dame Carol Black, has been appointed by the Home Secretary to lead a major review that will examine many aspects of the use and supply of illicit drugs, and…

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Newnham Graduate Aurelia Hibbert selected as finalist at the British Education Awards

Newnham graduate Aurelia Hibbert (NC 2013) was selected as a finalist at the annual British Education Awards, in recognition of her outstanding academic and extra curricular achievements. Aurelia studied engineering at the University of…

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Newnham hosts student mental health workshop to shape University strategy

As part of Cambridge University’s Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Newnham College hosted a mental health focus group this week, discussing challenges around mental wellbeing in Cambridge. This workshop, along with four others…

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Annual University Sermon preached by Newnham alumna Sister Jane Livesey

Sister Jane Livesey CJ (NC 1977), General Superior of the Congregation of Jesus, preached the annual University Sermon on 27 January 2019, on ‘The Strength of Vulnerability’. The practice of sermons in the University…

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Discovery by Newnham Fellow will shed light on Neanderthal behaviour

What did Neanderthals think about death and its aftermath? Biological anthropologist and Newnham Fellow Dr Emma Pomeroy made a discovery in 2018 that may shift the way we understand Neanderthals and their similarities to…

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Suffragists’ Banner Flies Again

Over 100 years ago, the students of Newnham and Girton Colleges created a protest banner to march in the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies’ procession of 13 June 1908. A treasured College possession,…

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Election of Alison Rose as new Principal-elect of Newnham College, Cambridge

Alison Rose (NC 1980) has been chosen by the Fellows as the new Principal-elect of Newnham College, Cambridge. Alison Rose will join us in September after standing down from her post as Her Majesty’s…

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Margaret Anstee Centre: international workshop on trends and challenges in development

At the beginning of December 2018, the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies hosted its first international workshop, on the topic of “Emerging trends, challenges and opportunities in international development.” Workshop attendees included experts…

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Newnham Faces – Sidsel, first year philosopher

  “The only thing I’m scared of is that I’ll never leave,” says Sidsel. Sidsel, a first year philosopher from Norway, is the first ever student to move into the Dorothy Garrod Building. As…

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