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

Celebrating Newnham Sportswomen

This year, Newnham has seen many students represent the University in their chosen sport and be awarded Blues. From hockey to fencing, gymnastics, badminton, sailing and waterpolo, our students have had an impressive year.…

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Advice for UK and international offer holders

The University of Cambridge has published new advice for UK and international offer holders, particularly those who face disruption to their education over the coming weeks. Please visit the University’s web page for more…

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Boat Club shortlisted for the University Crew of the Year at the British Rowing Awards

The Newnham College Boat Club 1st VII crew of 2018-19 have been shortlisted for the University Crew of the Year at the British Rowing Awards. This award is for university crews with outstanding achievements…

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Dr Hana D’Souza explores how bilingual babies make sense of the world

Infants are born into all kinds of different environments, and each environment poses its own unique set of challenges. For example, in monolingual homes, infants hear lots of different words in one language. In…

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How we got here: Anne Jemima Clough, Newnham’s first Principal

This article is based on a speech given at Halfway Hall, Feb 2020, by Dr Gill Sutherland The mid-point of your undergraduate career is a good point to reflect not only on how you…

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The Minerva Festival: a Cambridge-wide festival of music

The Minerva Festival is a celebration of the diverse and beautiful music written by women composers, taking place across Cambridge. Now in its second year, the Minerva Festival explores music by women and non-binary…

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Newnham marks Anne Jemima Clough’s bicentenary

Self-taught scholar, teacher, suffragist, passionate advocate of women’s education and our founding Principal. Anne Jemima Clough was a remarkable woman, and today Newnham marked the bicentenary of her birth.  Together, representatives of the alumnae,…

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Prof Fiona Gilbert named Honorary Member of the Radiological Society of North America

Newnham Fellow Prof Fiona Gilbert, an expert on oncologic and musculoskeletal imaging, has been named an Honorary Member of the Radiological Society of North America.    Many members and alumnae of Newnham College, and…

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Library blog – how does library classification shape learning?

Graduate Trainee Librarian Beth Walters reflects on the significance of library classification in a College library. (Photo by Beth Walters) Have you ever wondered what librarians do all day? I did too, and then…

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Portrait of Dorothy Garrod, first female Oxbridge professor, unveiled

Dorothy Garrod was elected to the Disney Professorship of Archaeology in 1939, nine years before women at Cambridge were admitted to degrees or able to become full members of the University. A new portrait…

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