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

Modelling a billion years of cosmic history

Newnham Fellow Dr Ricarda Beckmann aims to bring the wonders of the Universe to new audiences to share her discoveries of the role black holes play in galaxy formation. Look up in the night…

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Gibbs Travelling Fellowships open for applications

Applications are open for women researchers who wish to carry out substantial fieldwork, with a Gibbs Travelling Fellowship. This Fellowship is to help graduates who have considerable experience of research, at least and usually…

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Student photographers capture some of what makes Newnham so special

We were delighted by the response to our student photography competition last term. Your photos captured the joy of being a student at Newnham including the friendships, and the beautiful surroundings in which to…

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Our people: from her favourite spot to take five, to juggling 50 balls with five on fire, our Domestic Bursar Wendy Evans talks about her Newnham

My favourite place in College is the Squares – two tiny lawns hidden in the corner of Newnham gardens. They remind me of my favourite book from childhood, The Secret Garden. It’s like a…

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Opinion piece: why today’s complex world needs the arts more than ever

After celebrating 150 years of teaching, learning and research by women at Newnham, Professor Jenny Mander asks how the arts and humanities can contribute to making a better world. Rightly, plenty of energy has…

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Handmade Christmas cards from the Olive Cook Archive Collection at Newnham College

In celebration of the Festive Season, our College Archivist Frieda and Curator Laura have been busy collating handmade Christmas cards from the Olive Cook collection which are now in a special display in Newnham…

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Dr Adam Pellegrini wins a prestigious research grant

Huge congratulations to Newnham College Lecturer Dr Adam Pellegrini on being awarded a European Research Council grant for his research on fire, carbon cycling, and climate change. €636 million worth of grants have been…

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Mary Beard honoured in the ‘Oscars of Higher Education’

In the ‘Oscars of higher education’ the inimitable Professor Mary Beard wins THE Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2022 Higher Education Awards. Rightly recognised for her incredible achievement in having “broken through the ivory…

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Professor Julia Gog explains the mathematics behind pandemic strategies 

Professor Julia Gog gave a compelling talk on the mathematics which informed pandemic response strategies, in the Gillian Vaisey Memorial Lecture last week.  The talk illuminated the complex modelling which underpinned her scientific advisory…

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Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme

Laidlaw Leadership and Research Programme launches at four Cambridge colleges

The Laidlaw Foundation is partnering with Newnham College, Murray Edwards College, Fitzwilliam College, and Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge to offer 25 of their exceptional undergraduates each year a place on the…

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