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

Professor Mary Beard’s ‘retirement present’ will fund Cambridge Classics students from under-represented backgrounds

Classicist, TV historian, Newnham alumna and Fellow, Professor Mary Beard will help fund two Classics students from under-represented backgrounds as part of efforts to encourage more diversity among those studying the subject. The £80k…

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Prof Liba Taub awarded the Paul Bunge Prize 2021 for her lifetime’s work on the history of science

We are delighted to announce that Prof Liba Taub, Fellow and Senior Tutor of Newnham College, has been awarded the Paul Bunge Prize of the Hans R Jenemann Foundation. The prize is awarded jointly…

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Student Joanna Olatunji explores the world of chemical engineering – with an Iris Beer

At Newnham, we love our Iris Café – and some of us love it even more in the evenings, when it transforms into a student-run bar. Is what it needs an Iris Beer? If…

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Poet and conservationist Ruth Padel gives the Jane Harrison Memorial Lecture

In the 2021 Jane Harrison Memorial Lecture, poet and conservationist Ruth Padel challenged us to reimagine the ways we think about our own humanity, and our relationship with nature. In a talk rich with…

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Dr Emma Mawdsley awarded Royal Geographical Society’s Busk Medal

We are delighted to announce that Dr Emma Mawdsley is to be awarded the Royal Geographical Society’s prestigious Busk Medal, “for exceptional engagements with fieldwork, research and knowledge production about the global South”.  Dr…

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Welcoming Postdoctoral Affiliates to Newnham College

Newnham’s Postdoctoral Affiliates are a group of early-career researchers who form part of the College’s broader research community. With research across a wide range of disciplines, they provide a stimulating addition to conversations in…

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Dr Tina Potter to receive Pilkington Teaching Prize

Newnham Fellow Dr Tina Potter will shortly be awarded a Pilkington Teaching Prize, a prize which recognises outstanding and pioneering teaching within the University. Dr Potter is a physicist, focusing on the discovery of…

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Remembering HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died last week aged 99, was the Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from December 1976 to June 2011, and Visitor of Newnham College. Here, we…

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Sixth-formers discover bioelectronics at the 2021 Rosalind Franklin Conference

If you don’t know what ‘electroceuticals’ are, we’ve got almost 100 teenage scientists who do. Each year, Newnham College welcomes sixth formers from across the UK to discover and debate some of the cutting-edge…

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Remembering Honorary Fellow Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams (1930-2021)

We are sorry to hear that Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, died this morning, after a lifetime of public service in its fullest sense.  Shirley Williams was an Honorary Fellow of Newnham, and…

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