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

Composer Sarah Cattley wins inaugural Jesus College Composition Competition

Newnham alumna, composer Sarah Cattley has won the inaugural Jesus College Composition Competition. Sarah is an award-winning composer, and studied music at Newnham College. Her work continues to gain recognition and has been performed…

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Student’s academic and extra-curricular achievements honoured with award

PhD student Shirley (Xiaoqi) Liu has won a British Education Award in recognition of her achievements during her Cambridge Master of Engineering degree (MEng). “My undergraduate journey has been transformative and enjoyable. I’m happy…

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Introducing Luciana Rosado: Newnham’s Artist-Researcher Collaborator, 2020

Newnham welcomes Portuguese artist Luciana Rosado as our second Artist-Researcher Collaborator. The annual scheme brings together artists and researchers to explore key topics of our time, enabling a symbiotic relationship between the arts and…

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Celebrating Newnham Sportswomen

This year, Newnham has seen many students represent the University in their chosen sport and be awarded Blues. From hockey to fencing, gymnastics, badminton, sailing and waterpolo, our students have had an impressive year.…

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Advice for UK and international offer holders

The University of Cambridge has published new advice for UK and international offer holders, particularly those who face disruption to their education over the coming weeks. Please visit the University’s web page for more…

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Boat Club shortlisted for the University Crew of the Year at the British Rowing Awards

The Newnham College Boat Club 1st VII crew of 2018-19 have been shortlisted for the University Crew of the Year at the British Rowing Awards. This award is for university crews with outstanding achievements…

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Dr Hana D’Souza explores how bilingual babies make sense of the world

Infants are born into all kinds of different environments, and each environment poses its own unique set of challenges. For example, in monolingual homes, infants hear lots of different words in one language. In…

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How we got here: Anne Jemima Clough, Newnham’s first Principal

This article is based on a speech given at Halfway Hall, Feb 2020, by Dr Gill Sutherland The mid-point of your undergraduate career is a good point to reflect not only on how you…

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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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