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

Newnham’s Dorothy Garrod Building named as RIBA National Award winner

The Royal Institute of British Architects has named the 54 winners of its National Awards, celebrating the best buildings built in the UK this year – and Newnham is delighted that the Dorothy Garrod…

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Dr Jane Goodall DBE awarded Honorary Degree from the University of Cambridge and becomes Honorary Fellow of Newnham College

Dr Jane Goodall DBE (NC 1961) spoke on ‘Reasons for Hope’ this week, followed by the award of an Honorary Degree from the University of Cambridge, and being made an Honorary Fellow of Newnham…

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Sakthy Selvakumaran awarded Isaac Newton Trust/Newnham College Research Fellowship in Engineering

Sakthy Selvakumaran was awarded the inaugural Isaac Newton Trust/Newnham College Research Fellowship research fellowship, enabling her to expand her work in satellite monitoring of infrastructure. This new five-year Fellowship is for outstanding early-career female…

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The strongest women on – and off – the river: Newnham W1 is Head of the River

Training, dedication, coaching and sheer hard work paid off this week, as Newnham’s first boat took Headship of the River in the May Bumps. In a dramatic battle on Thursday 13th June, Newnham W1…

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“We see the world differently because of her”: Jasmine Cooper awarded CUSU Teaching Award for Inclusive Practice

How often are critical theory seminars described as “hands-down the best part of our Cambridge experience”? Last week, Newnham’s Jasmine Cooper was recognised by Cambridge students for her outstanding teaching, and was awarded the…

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Prof Susan Golombok appointed to International Commission on genome editing

Newnham’s Prof Susan Golombok has been appointed to the new International Commission on Human Germline Genome Editing. Following the report that the first genetically edited babies were born in 2018, this international commission will…

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“Moved and inspired”: Cambridge teenagers create prize-winning responses to suffragist workshop

A feminist podcast set up by four Year 12 girls, a #MeToo suffragist banner, and poems exploring women’s role in society: just some of the prize-winning projects created by local teenagers after attending Newnham’s…

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“She left no glass ceiling intact”: Newnham’s Margaret Anstee Centre opened by the Vice-Chancellor and Robert Ward Jackson

The legacy of one outstanding Newnham woman came to fruition today, when with music and laughter the college celebrated the opening of the Margaret Anstee Centre. The Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies, a…

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Newnham College awarded “Building of the Year” in the RIBA East Awards

Image by Richard Marsham. Newnham’s new Dorothy Garrod Building was awarded the coveted title of “Building of the Year” in the RIBA East Awards on 9 May 2019. The building includes study, research, social…

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Rosalind Franklin Women in STEM Conference: a student’s view

Sixth-form student Shannon Clark joined us for us for the annual ‘Rosalind Franklin Women in STEM Conference’, an opportunity to experience life as a Cambridge undergraduate. This article is Shannon’s report on the conference.…

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