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

#AskHerToStand movement asks “why aren’t you standing for Parliament’?

100 years after the first British women gained the vote, 100 women came together at Newnham College for #AskHerToStand, the movement to inspire women to stand as MPs. Turning the standard question on its…

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Newnham College celebrates four distinguished alumnae

Newnham College held a celebratory dinner to congratulate the four alumnae whose very different contributions to British life were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2018. We were delighted to welcome these alumnae…

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A Newnham student writes home after the Armistice, November 1918

Among the archives of Newnham College is this letter home from student Margaret Higham (Mrs Langford, 1898 – 1965), with her hopes for a bright future following the Armistice. Women could not at the…

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A unique book commemorates Newnham alumnae’s work in the First World War

In the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, Newnham College and Cambridge University Library have made a unique hand-written record of 700 women’s war work available online.  View the Women’s War Work Book online The…

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Plant scientist Agnes Arber FRS commemorated with a Blue Plaque

Plant scientist and Newnham alumna Agnes Arber FRS was commemorated with a Blue Plaque at her childhood home today, in recognition of the importance of her contribution to both the philosophy and practice of…

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Prof Mona Siddiqui speaks on the role of sharia in British society

Newnham College welcomed Prof Mona Siddiqui OBE to give the annual Jane Harrison Lecture, in the 90th year of its institution. Prof Siddiqui is Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of…

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Newnham tackles under-representation of women in the tech sector

Why are women actively self-selecting out of the technology sector? Newnham College and the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School tackled the issue, in a day-long seminar hosted in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline…

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Newnham student wins 2018 International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) Studentship

Part II Law student Alex Clift was selected as the winner of the 2018 International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) Studentship. Her essay, discussing the topic “The current system of assigning parenthood under English law…

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Newnham Alumnae Forum addresses the sexualisation of children

Newnham College and alumnae addressed the issue of the sexualisation of children and an increasingly sexualised media environment in our annual Family Forum. Newnham’s Family Forum is a one-day conference for alumnae and guests,…

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Pilot Top-Up Bursary Scheme launched

In a pilot initiative to enhance the Cambridge Bursary Scheme, students from low and middle-income households starting undergraduate courses in October 2018 are receiving additional support. Thirteen Colleges are participating in the one-year pilot,…

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