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A tribute to Dr Alex Morris

Dr Alex Morris was a woman of huge generosity of spirit, and a personal commitment to the ethics of economics. Her death has left a deeply-felt gap in Newnham College. Alex was Director of…

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Newnham supports early career researchers

What can a funded summer internship result in? For Newnham undergraduate Georgia Yiasoumi, her first conference paper, and for Dr Tim Hearn, support to carry out some crucial preliminary research. Newnham Senior Members Research…

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Newnham’s Dr Sakthy Selvakumaran named as one of the ‘100 Most Influential Women in Engineering’

Newnham Research Fellow and alumna, Dr Sakthy Selvakumaran, has been announced as one of the top 100 Most Influential Women in the Engineering Sector. Sakthy Selvakumaran is a Chartered Civil Engineer who has worked…

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Library Blog: Newnham’s Green Week

Library Graduate Trainee Beth Walters explores how Newnham Library is marking Newnham’s Green Week. It is impossible to read, watch or listen to the news today without finding stories about climate change. Climate change…

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Six students who make Newnham special: Guild of Friends Prizes 2018-19

Newnham College’s Guild of Friends Prizes celebrate the best of College life, through the students who make Newnham special. Students, staff and tutors were all invited to nominate the undergraduates who they felt should…

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Margaret Anstee Centre: Funding for Graduate Events

The Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies invites applications to a new fund, created to support Newnham graduate students (MPhil and PhD) in hosting academic events on (a) themes related to research being carried…

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A poster from the anti-women protests at Cambridge in the 19th century

The Rising Tide: Exhibition celebrates 150 years of women at Cambridge

“Feminine fanatics” and “nasty forward minxes”: for 150 years, women have been shaking up the assumptions of Cambridge University. As Newnham prepares for our 150th anniversary in 2021, the University Library celebrates the anniversary…

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Alison Rose becomes Principal of Newnham College

Alison Rose (NC 1980) became the thirteenth Principal of Newnham College this week, following the College ceremony of Solemn Admission. Solemn Admission is a ceremony instituted after the University’s 1921 rejection of women’s right…

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A tribute to Dr Dawn M Eagle (1968-2019)

With the death of Dr Dawn Eagle, Newnham College has lost a shrewd, creative, and much valued colleague. Her loss is deeply felt, by her family, many friends, colleagues and all the students she…

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A tribute to Stephen Siklos (1950-2019)

Stephen Siklos’s untimely death in August 2019 aged 69 deprives Newnham of a much-loved colleague. In his 19 years with us he was central to the college community, touching the lives of academic colleagues,…

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