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

Research award for Carol Ibe’s work on devastating crop disease

Carol Ibe, a Newnham PhD student and Gates Scholar, has won a highly competitive Cambridge Society for the Application of Research PhD Student Award, for her work on a disease that devastates cereal crops…

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Dr Úna Monaghan receives inaugural Liam O’Flynn Award

The inaugural Arts Council of Ireland and National Concert Hall Liam O’Flynn Award has been awarded to Dr Úna Monaghan, Rosamund Harding Research Fellow in Music at Newnham College.  The Irish Times summed her…

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“Full STEM ahead,” say teenagers at Newnham’s Rosalind Franklin Conference 2019

“It’s our world, and we’re supposed to look after it,” said Rachel, one of the 90 sixth-formers at Newnham for the annual Rosalind Franklin Conference. But how often do sixth-formers get to hear direct…

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The researchers’ sisterhood: supporting the next generation of researchers at Cambridge

Nearly 150 years after Newnham College was founded, and 70 years after women first received degrees at the University of Cambridge, there is still a significant lack of women in senior academic positions. Small…

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“She is truly a teacher who makes education count.” Dr Manali Desai awarded 2019 Pilkington Teaching Prize

Newnham College is proud to announce that Dr Manali Desai, Fellow of Newnham College and Reader in Sociology, has been awarded the 2019 Pilkington Teaching Prize in recognition of her excellence in teaching. The…

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College buildings – and builders – recognised in Design and Construction Awards

Newnham College’s reputation for finely-crafted buildings created by people who care has continued into the 21st century, with a string of awards at the Cambridge Design and Construction Awards. Our new Dorothy Garrod Building…

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“World leader and supportive mentor” Dr Róisín Owens receives 2019 Science Suffrage Award

The vital research of Newnham College Fellow Dr Róisín Owens has been recognised at the Engineering & Physical Sciences Suffrage Science Awards at the Royal Society on International Women’s Day 2019. Dr Owens (above, right)…

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Three works by Anna Ilsley

Artist in residence Anna Ilsley brings together art and research

Bringing together art and research, artist Anna Ilsley is joining Newnham on a 12 month residency. During this time, she’ll be creating new and original artworks in response to research in College, and her…

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Peter Robinson, Former Catering Manager - image by Sir Cam

Farewell to a College super-hero after 21 years

Some superheroes carry cookbooks – and Peter Robinson, the Catering Manager affectionately known as ‘CatMan’ to Newnham College students, is one of them. But after twenty one years in post, Peter Robinson, has closed his…

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Janis Goodman - Return To Newnham (Etching)

Newnham on Newnham: recollections and views invited

2021 marks the 150th anniversary of Newnham’s beginning, five students and Miss Clough living and working in a house overlooking Parker’s Piece. Part of the Governing Body’s celebration of this anniversary is to commission…

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