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

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Dr Emma Pomeroy and colleagues awarded the 2021 Antiquity Prize

Congratulations to Dr Emma Pomeroy and her colleagues, who have won the 2021 Antiquity Prize for the article “New Neanderthal remains associated with the ‘flower burial’ at Shanidar Cave”. This remarkable article changed perspectives…

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Bookings for our undergraduate Open Days are now open

  Calling all prospective students! If you want to find out more about what it’s really like to study – and socialise! – at Newnham, please watch our latest student video or if you’re…

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Dr Jane Goodall DBE awarded 2021 Templeton Prize

Alumna and Honorary Fellow, Dr Jane Goodall DBE, has been named the winner of the 2021 Templeton Prize, in recognition of her life’s work for conservation and animal intelligence. Dr Goodall is a renowned…

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Dr Felix Steffek awarded J M Keynes Fellowship

Dr Felix Steffek, College Lecturer and Co-Director of the Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (3CL), has been awarded a J M Keynes Fellowship in Financial Economics. This University Fellowship is funded by the…

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Professor Mary Beard’s ‘retirement present’ will fund Cambridge Classics students from under-represented backgrounds

Classicist, TV historian, Newnham alumna and Fellow, Professor Mary Beard will help fund two Classics students from under-represented backgrounds as part of efforts to encourage more diversity among those studying the subject. The £80k…

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Prof Liba Taub awarded the Paul Bunge Prize 2021 for her lifetime’s work on the history of science

We are delighted to announce that Prof Liba Taub, Fellow and Senior Tutor of Newnham College, has been awarded the Paul Bunge Prize of the Hans R Jenemann Foundation. The prize is awarded jointly…

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Student Joanna Olatunji explores the world of chemical engineering – with an Iris Beer

At Newnham, we love our Iris Café – and some of us love it even more in the evenings, when it transforms into a student-run bar. Is what it needs an Iris Beer? If…

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Poet and conservationist Ruth Padel gives the Jane Harrison Memorial Lecture

In the 2021 Jane Harrison Memorial Lecture, poet and conservationist Ruth Padel challenged us to reimagine the ways we think about our own humanity, and our relationship with nature. In a talk rich with…

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Dr Emma Mawdsley awarded Royal Geographical Society’s Busk Medal

We are delighted to announce that Dr Emma Mawdsley is to be awarded the Royal Geographical Society’s prestigious Busk Medal, “for exceptional engagements with fieldwork, research and knowledge production about the global South”.  Dr…

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Welcoming Postdoctoral Affiliates to Newnham College

Newnham’s Postdoctoral Affiliates are a group of early-career researchers who form part of the College’s broader research community. With research across a wide range of disciplines, they provide a stimulating addition to conversations in…

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