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

“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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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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Professor Dame Carol Black to lead Home Office review into drugs and serious violence

The Principal of Newnham, Professor Dame Carol Black, has been appointed by the Home Secretary to lead a major review that will examine many aspects of the use and supply of illicit drugs, and…

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Newnham Graduate Aurelia Hibbert selected as finalist at the British Education Awards

Newnham graduate Aurelia Hibbert (NC 2013) was selected as a finalist at the annual British Education Awards, in recognition of her outstanding academic and extra curricular achievements. Aurelia studied engineering at the University of…

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Newnham hosts student mental health workshop to shape University strategy

As part of Cambridge University’s Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Newnham College hosted a mental health focus group this week, discussing challenges around mental wellbeing in Cambridge. This workshop, along with four others…

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Annual University Sermon preached by Newnham alumna Sister Jane Livesey

Sister Jane Livesey CJ (NC 1977), General Superior of the Congregation of Jesus, preached the annual University Sermon on 27 January 2019, on ‘The Strength of Vulnerability’. The practice of sermons in the University…

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