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The Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies: an inaugural year of dynamic research

As the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies starts its second year, Director Dr Emma Mawdsley looks back on its successes so far. “Margaret Joan Anstee matriculated at Newnham in 1944, reading Modern and…

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National award for Newnham’s new gardens

Newnham’s new gardens – the Fawcett Courtyard, the Café Courtyard and the Strachey Garden – have been a draw to University members and the local community since they opened. Now they’ve been awarded first…

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“A strong community of inspiring women”: Alison Rose joins Newnham College as our new Principal

Newnham College welcomes Alison Rose as our new Principal, the thirteenth in a series of distinguished women to lead the College. Alison says, “I see Newnham as a strong community of inspiring women making…

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“A true role model for women in physics”: Newnham alumna wins 2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize

Dr Samaya Nissanke, astrophysicist and Newnham alumna, has won the 2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize. Dr Nissanke is now based at the GRAPPA Institute in the University of Amsterdam. She works on gravitational…

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Gibbs Fellow awarded ERC grant for research on Islamist imperialist politics

Former Gibbs Fellow Dr. Sertaç Sehlikoglu has been awarded a €1.5million ERC Starting Grant for a major new research project entitled “Imaginative Landscapes of Islamist Politics Across Balkans-to-Bengal Complex”. Dr. Sehlikoglu is a social…

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“Is your smartphone part of you?”: Dr Karina Vold wins Public Philosophy Op-Ed Content

Dr Karina Vold has been announced as one of five winners of the American Philosophical Association’s 2019 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest, for her article “Are ‘you’ just inside your skin or is your smartphone…

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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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