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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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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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