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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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Principal’s video message to all College members

You’ll have seen the University’s announcement that lectures will be online next academic year. Newnham and all the colleges are working hard to innovate and ensure a really positive student experience. We are working…

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Newnham students join together for a virtual quiz

Newnham students around the world took part in an online quiz, with questions ranging from quirky history to fun facts. Bodies may be in lockdown – minds certainly aren’t, and the quizmasters were impressed…

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Creative activities for Newnham members, by artist Luciana Rosado

Looking for a creative activity while you’re stuck at home? Newnham’s artist-researcher-collaborator, artist Luciana Rosado, has created some simple creative activities that draw on themes of her own work.  Luciana explains, “I have compiled…

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Dr Helen Firth elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences

Dr Helen Firth, Consultant Clinical Geneticist and  Bye-Fellow of Newnham College, has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. She is among 50 leading UK researchers elected to the…

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Sarah Carthew joins Newnham as Director of Development

We’re delighted to welcome Sarah Carthew as our new Registrar of the Roll and Director of Development. Sarah joins us after 6 years in a similar post at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford…

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Dr Gabi Heller named Schmidt Science Fellow 2020

Newnham College is delighted to announce that biologist Dr Gabi Heller, our Rosalind Franklin Research Fellow, has been named a Schmidt Science Fellow 2020. The Schmidt Science Fellows programme, for exceptional early career researchers,…

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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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