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

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The Minerva Festival: a Cambridge-wide festival of music

The Minerva Festival is a celebration of the diverse and beautiful music written by women composers, taking place across Cambridge. Now in its second year, the Minerva Festival explores music by women and non-binary…

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Newnham marks Anne Jemima Clough’s bicentenary

Self-taught scholar, teacher, suffragist, passionate advocate of women’s education and our founding Principal. Anne Jemima Clough was a remarkable woman, and today Newnham marked the bicentenary of her birth.  Together, representatives of the alumnae,…

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Prof Fiona Gilbert named Honorary Member of the Radiological Society of North America

Newnham Fellow Prof Fiona Gilbert, an expert on oncologic and musculoskeletal imaging, has been named an Honorary Member of the Radiological Society of North America.    Many members and alumnae of Newnham College, and…

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Library blog – how does library classification shape learning?

Graduate Trainee Librarian Beth Walters reflects on the significance of library classification in a College library. (Photo by Beth Walters) Have you ever wondered what librarians do all day? I did too, and then…

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Portrait of Dorothy Garrod, first female Oxbridge professor, unveiled

Dorothy Garrod was elected to the Disney Professorship of Archaeology in 1939, nine years before women at Cambridge were admitted to degrees or able to become full members of the University. A new portrait…

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Uncovering the symmetry of the universe – Newnham physicist Dr Tina Potter

How do you know you’ve discovered something, if it’s undetectable to science? Newnham Fellow Dr Tina Potter describes her work as “the biggest experiment in human history, to make discoveries on the tiniest scales.”…

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A Hand across the Generations: our annual telephone campaign

This September, students spoke to alumnae in our annual Telephone Campaign – both an opportunity to share experiences across the generations, and an essential part of our regular fundraising.  The phone calls are an…

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A tribute to Prof Sucheta Nadkarni (1967-2019)

With the loss of Prof Sucheta Nadkarni, Newnham College has lost a woman of energy, passion and commitment. Hers was a dynamism equally rooted in clear thinking and accurate data, and the result was…

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Prof Laura Itzhaki named in ‘50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2019’

Prof Laura Itzhaki has been named of one of the ‘50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2019’, Laura is CSO and Founder of PolyProx Therapeutics – a company designing biotherapeutics to destroy faulty proteins…

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A tribute to Dr Alex Morris

Dr Alex Morris was a woman of huge generosity of spirit, and a personal commitment to the ethics of economics. Her death has left a deeply-felt gap in Newnham College. Alex was Director of…

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