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

Annual Rosalind Franklin Women in STEM Conference

With the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve all been facing questions about the role of science in society. Each year, the Rosalind Franklin Women in STEM Conference brings together sixth-formers and scientists to discuss some of…

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Rehana Tanwir Scholarship created in memory of Rehana Tanwir (1933-2019)

The Principal and the Fellows of Newnham would like to thank Rehana Tanwir’s brother, Dr Arif Ajaz (Wolfson, Cambridge, 1968-73) and his family for their help and support in setting up this new and…

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Student Stories – Ella Muir, first year English student

The summer before my first term at Newnham, I would cycle down Sidgwick Avenue on my way into town and glance through Newnham’s windows. My family lives just outside Cambridge, so I indulged my…

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An Interview with Gabi Heller, Rosalind Franklin Research Fellow

Hi Gabi – thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. It is so fitting to be marking Rosalind Franklin’s birthday with Newnham’s Rosalind Franklin (RF) Research Fellow. You mentioned to me previously…

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Retirement for Richard Jackson after 40 years at Newnham

This week Newnham said farewell to one of our longest serving members of staff, Richard Jackson, a much-valued member of the maintenance team for 40 years. Richard knew Newnham’s buildings inside and out. When…

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Recent promotions for three of Newnham’s Fellows, recognised for their outstanding contributions to their fields.

Newnham College is delighted to mark academic promotions for three of our Fellows. Scientist Dr Róisín Owens has been made Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, economist Dr Helen Xiaohui Bao…

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Stigma of broken family relationships exacerbated by lockdown, show Newnham academics

People estranged from their families have found lockdown restrictions particularly difficult, both practically and emotionally, shows a new study by  Newnham’s Dr Susan Imrie, Dr Sarah Foley and colleagues.  The report was researched in…

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Prof Jenny Morton’s research on sheep gives new insights into Huntington’s disease

Neuroscientist Prof Jenny Morton has for many years used sheep to try to gain a better understanding of the human brain, and particularly how it goes wrong in Huntington’s disease. Her latest finding, however,…

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Remarkable model system allows new understandings of how humans develop in the womb

A remarkable innovation will allow researchers to understand the processes underlying the formation of the human body, in a way never directly observed before. The insights this will give may allow scientists to understand…

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Newnham College hosts its first Virtual Maths Open Day

Newnham hosted its first ever online open day in May 2020, for students interested in studying maths at Cambridge. The College event was part of a broader virtual open day held by the Maths…

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