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

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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Newnham College appoints new Bursar

Newnham College is delighted to announce that Christopher Lawrence, currently Bursar of Wolfson College, will be joining us as Bursar of Newnham from April 2019. We are particularly pleased to have gained such an…

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Suffragist-inspired exhibition by school students at Newnham

Sophie Parry,  Schools Liaison & Outreach Officer at Newnham, with one of the exhibitors  Pupils from 6 Cambridgeshire schools created an impressive exhibition at a Cambridge college, inspired by the legacy of the suffragettes.…

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Newnham alumna and suffragist Clara Rackham honoured with a blue plaque

Newnham alumna, suffragist and campaigner Clara Rackham has been honoured with a blue plaque outside her Cambridge home. Clara Rackham (1875-1966) was a penal reformer, a campaigner for workers’ rights, and a Councillor and…

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#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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