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

Suffragists’ Banner Flies Again

Over 100 years ago, the students of Newnham and Girton Colleges created a protest banner to march in the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies’ procession of 13 June 1908. A treasured College possession,…

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Election of Alison Rose as new Principal-elect of Newnham College, Cambridge

Alison Rose (NC 1980) has been chosen by the Fellows as the new Principal-elect of Newnham College, Cambridge. Alison Rose will join us in September after standing down from her post as Her Majesty’s…

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Margaret Anstee Centre: international workshop on trends and challenges in development

At the beginning of December 2018, the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies hosted its first international workshop, on the topic of “Emerging trends, challenges and opportunities in international development.” Workshop attendees included experts…

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Newnham Faces – Sidsel, first year philosopher

  “The only thing I’m scared of is that I’ll never leave,” says Sidsel. Sidsel, a first year philosopher from Norway, is the first ever student to move into the Dorothy Garrod Building. As…

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Newnham College appoints new Bursar

Newnham College is delighted to announce that Christopher Lawrence, currently Bursar of Wolfson College, will be joining us as Bursar of Newnham from April 2019. We are particularly pleased to have gained such an…

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Suffragist-inspired exhibition by school students at Newnham

Sophie Parry,  Schools Liaison & Outreach Officer at Newnham, with one of the exhibitors  Pupils from 6 Cambridgeshire schools created an impressive exhibition at a Cambridge college, inspired by the legacy of the suffragettes.…

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Newnham alumna and suffragist Clara Rackham honoured with a blue plaque

Newnham alumna, suffragist and campaigner Clara Rackham has been honoured with a blue plaque outside her Cambridge home. Clara Rackham (1875-1966) was a penal reformer, a campaigner for workers’ rights, and a Councillor and…

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#AskHerToStand movement asks “why aren’t you standing for Parliament’?

100 years after the first British women gained the vote, 100 women came together at Newnham College for #AskHerToStand, the movement to inspire women to stand as MPs. Turning the standard question on its…

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Newnham College celebrates four distinguished alumnae

Newnham College held a celebratory dinner to congratulate the four alumnae whose very different contributions to British life were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2018. We were delighted to welcome these alumnae…

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A Newnham student writes home after the Armistice, November 1918

Among the archives of Newnham College is this letter home from student Margaret Higham (Mrs Langford, 1898 – 1965), with her hopes for a bright future following the Armistice. Women could not at the…

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