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

Portrait of Dorothy Garrod, first female Oxbridge professor, unveiled

Dorothy Garrod was elected to the Disney Professorship of Archaeology in 1939, nine years before women at Cambridge were admitted to degrees or able to become full members of the University. A new portrait…

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Uncovering the symmetry of the universe – Newnham physicist Dr Tina Potter

How do you know you’ve discovered something, if it’s undetectable to science? Newnham Fellow Dr Tina Potter describes her work as “the biggest experiment in human history, to make discoveries on the tiniest scales.”…

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A Hand across the Generations: our annual telephone campaign

This September, students spoke to alumnae in our annual Telephone Campaign – both an opportunity to share experiences across the generations, and an essential part of our regular fundraising.  The phone calls are an…

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A tribute to Prof Sucheta Nadkarni (1967-2019)

With the loss of Prof Sucheta Nadkarni, Newnham College has lost a woman of energy, passion and commitment. Hers was a dynamism equally rooted in clear thinking and accurate data, and the result was…

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Prof Laura Itzhaki named in ‘50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2019’

Prof Laura Itzhaki has been named of one of the ‘50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness 2019’, Laura is CSO and Founder of PolyProx Therapeutics – a company designing biotherapeutics to destroy faulty proteins…

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A tribute to Dr Alex Morris

Dr Alex Morris was a woman of huge generosity of spirit, and a personal commitment to the ethics of economics. Her death has left a deeply-felt gap in Newnham College. Alex was Director of…

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Newnham supports early career researchers

What can a funded summer internship result in? For Newnham undergraduate Georgia Yiasoumi, her first conference paper, and for Dr Tim Hearn, support to carry out some crucial preliminary research. Newnham Senior Members Research…

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Newnham’s Dr Sakthy Selvakumaran named as one of the ‘100 Most Influential Women in Engineering’

Newnham Research Fellow and alumna, Dr Sakthy Selvakumaran, has been announced as one of the top 100 Most Influential Women in the Engineering Sector. Sakthy Selvakumaran is a Chartered Civil Engineer who has worked…

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A stunning view of Yates Thompson

Library Blog: Newnham’s Green Week

Library Graduate Trainee Beth Walters explores how Newnham Library is marking Newnham’s Green Week. It is impossible to read, watch or listen to the news today without finding stories about climate change. Climate change…

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Six students who make Newnham special: Guild of Friends Prizes 2018-19

Newnham College’s Guild of Friends Prizes celebrate the best of College life, through the students who make Newnham special. Students, staff and tutors were all invited to nominate the undergraduates who they felt should…

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