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Remembering HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died last week aged 99, was the Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from December 1976 to June 2011, and Visitor of Newnham College. Here, we…

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Sixth-formers discover bioelectronics at the 2021 Rosalind Franklin Conference

If you don’t know what ‘electroceuticals’ are, we’ve got almost 100 teenage scientists who do. Each year, Newnham College welcomes sixth formers from across the UK to discover and debate some of the cutting-edge…

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Remembering Honorary Fellow Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams (1930-2021)

We are sorry to hear that Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, died this morning, after a lifetime of public service in its fullest sense.  Shirley Williams was an Honorary Fellow of Newnham, and…

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Cambridge (and Newnham) power to victory in the 75th Boat Race

In the 75th year of the Women’s Boat Race, Cambridge beat Oxford by a length to claim their 4th consecutive victory. The first Women’s Boat Race saw only Newnham students compete against Oxford (Girton,…

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A year in lockdown: What does an events manager do when there are no events to manage?

Conference Manager Mel Searle loves running events. During term-time, it’s academic gatherings and the formal events that mark the student year, alongside external bookings. Come the summer, it’s international conferences, romantic weddings, overnight guests…

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Artist and researcher Erika Tan to create new work for Newnham’s 150th anniversary

As we celebrate our first 150 years, Newnham College has commissioned artist and researcher Erika Tan to create a new work for the Anniversary. Her response will engage with the way Newnham’s histories are…

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‘The Entitlement Gap’ holding women back in the workplace

It’s 2021. Women are still paid less well for doing the same jobs as men. (And lets not even get into the way in which female-dominated career sectors are less well paid overall.) Why?…

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Dr Adam Pellegrini shows how extreme fires harm forests’ carbon-storing capacity

Dr Adam Pellegrini, Newnham College Lecturer and expert in forest ecosystems and climate change, has shown how extreme fires are reducing forests’ ability to store carbon.  Dr Pellegrini and his colleagues analysed decades’ worth…

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Planting The First 150th Tree March 2021

Planting the first tree of our Global Tree Planting Project

Trees matter. They keep us (and the planet) cool, they buttress ecosystems, and they lift our hearts. It’s not just the great rainforests of the Amazon and the Congo that count. Our own urban…

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Alison Rose speaks on the global future of women’s universities at Showa Women’s University, Tokyo

Alison Rose spoke on the global future of women’s universities on Saturday, with a panel of distinguished guests hosted by Showa Women’s University, Tokyo. Our Principal discussed the challenges facing British students today, and…

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