Newnham College is the lively and sociable women’s College at the heart of the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1871, we are the oldest College run by women, for women.
At its heart, a Cambridge College is a community of learning, teaching and research. But at Newnham, perhaps more than most, learning and research lend us a quiet determination to change the world (and, maybe, not always so quiet.)
Prof Manali Desai Professor of Sociology
Dr Claire Barlow Director of Studies in Engineering
Our vibrant and diverse community of outstanding academics, tutors, alumnae, researchers and staff are all are united in their commitment to challenging, motivating and inspiring our students.
We are a multi-layered academic community. When our students join Newnham, they don’t just join a ‘Halls of Residence’; rather they become part of a community where collegiality and collaboration thrive, where exciting research shapes futures, and multi-generational relationships shape lives.