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

Newnham College Boat Club to represent Cambridge in China

After a triumphant season’s rowing on the Cam, Newnham College Boat Club are heading overseas to represent Cambridge’s rowers. They will row at the 2019 international University regatta in Nanjing, China. As Head of…

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This is what a mathematician looks like: Newnham’s first Maths Summer School

Thirty Year 10 girls came from schools across the UK to attend Newnham College’s “amazing” first Maths Summer School. The two-day event showed teenagers the beauty of mathematics and science, with puzzles, talks and…

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Professor Claire Hughes with parents of new babies for research project

First-time parents need more support to enable children’s healthy development

Campaigners and researchers have called for increased mental health support for expectant and new mothers over recent years: new research by Newnham’s Prof Claire Hughes has shown the need to extend this support to…

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Professor Susan Owens appointed to Review Panel on Highly Protected Marine Areas

Professor Susan Owens OBE, FBA will once again play an important advisory role for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). She has been appointed as a member of the Review Panel…

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The future’s bright: winners announced for 2019 Essay Prize competition

Is fiction like a spider’s web? How would you treat a robot explorer on Mars? Is patriotism a virtue, or a vice? How can screen use affect relationships? and which living woman biologist would…

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A Farewell to Dame Carol Black

In writing a tribute to Dame Carol Black, it’s easy to list her achievements. They are many, and they are impressive. But what both the College and alumnae will remember is not achievements, but…

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Newnham’s new Health Centre opens

Members of the maintenance team celebrate their work with our Counsellor, Nurse and Principal Newnham’s new Health and Well-being Centre had its opening today, and members of College and medics from the local surgery…

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Professor Susan Golombok

Prof Susan Golombok elected Fellow of the British Academy

Newnham’s Prof Susan Golombok has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy, in recognition of her achievements in the social sciences. The British Academy is a fellowship of around 1,300 leading national and…

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Newly-discovered photograph highlights the role of Indian suffragists – Newnham’s Dr Susila Bonnerjee (NC 1891)

A rare photograph discovered in the Women’s Library archives has highlighted the significant, but often unrecognised, role undertaken by Indian women in the suffrage movement, and the remarkable experience of one Indian doctor. The…

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Congratulations to the Newnham graduands of 2019

Black robes in a heatwave, farewells to friends, and a certificate held tightly in hot hands. Three years of challenge, friendship and learning came to a close for Newnham’s graduating students today. And, as…

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