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

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Who are the Newnham alumnae on this year’s freshers’ t-shirts?

Each year, Newnham students create an exclusive t-shirt design for that year’s students. This year’s t-shirt features three remarkable Newnham women, Aida Desta, Margaret Anstee and Jadwiga Piłsudska. Find out more about them here.…

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Finding ‘a white fox in a snowstorm’ – how breakthrough technologies are helping transform breast cancer screening and treatment.

For over 30 years, Professor Fiona Gilbert has shaped NHS policy on breast cancer screening. Her research balances clinical outcomes, effective use of resources and women’s experience of the process. She explores the developments…

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Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde wins ASAUK Audrey Richards Prize for ‘inspired’ research

We are delighted to say that Dr Jacinta Victoria Muinde, a former PhD student at Newnham College, has been awarded the Audrey Richards Prize 2020 for the best PhD dissertation in African Studies. The…

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MCR member Sam Leggett wins European research award

We’re delighted to say that PhD student Sam Leggett was awarded the 2020 Student Award for the best paper given at the European Association of Archaeologists’ annual conference. The prize is awarded annually for…

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Newnham College achieves national accreditation as a meeting venue

Newnham College has been awarded a national award as a meetings venue, demonstrating its commitment to accessibility, quality and ethical codes of conduct, amongst much more. The much sought-after AIM accreditation from the Meetings…

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The second Newnham Anthology – Walking on the Grass, Dancing in the Corridors: Newnham at 150

Open the Gates, and walk on the grass with us through 150 years of Newnham… We are delighted to invite you to order your copy at the special subscription price from Profile Editions. Walking…

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Researchers on the radio – a summer round-up

Research by several Newnham members featured on the radio over summer 2020 – here is a round-up for all those wanting to hear about their colleagues’ research while we can’t be together in person. …

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College gardeners dug deep for vandalised school garden

Pupils at a Cambridge primary school were shocked and upset when vandals broke into their school gardens and cut down trees with a chainsaw. Newnham’s gardeners came to the rescue, co-ordinating replacement shrubs and…

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Celebrating the centenary of Rosalind Franklin’s birth

I’m sure most of you are aware that Newnham alumna Rosalind Franklin would have been 100 years old tomorrow (25th July) and we are delighted that there have been lots of wonderful ways in…

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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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