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

AS Byatt As A Student And Returning To College In 1997

A tribute to AS Byatt (1936 to 2023)

We were sorry to hear of the death of Honorary Fellow and Newnham alumnae Dame Antonia Byatt Duffy, known professionally as AS Byatt, who made such a great contribution to English literature.  Her novels…

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Professor Catherine Hall speaking at Newnham College

Speaker considers how to address the legacies of enslavement 

Professor Catherine Hall gave an overview of suggestions for repair or redress in a talk at Newnham College last week, as part of a speaker series organised by Newnham’s postgraduate students (MCR).  A former…

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Left to right: Vice Principal Barbara Blacklaws, Honorary Fellow Dr Hayat Sindi and Principal Alison Rose

‘Challenge yourselves’ urges Honorary Fellow Dr Hayat Sindi  

Distinguished Saudi scientist and Newnham alumna Dr Hayat Sindi attended a ceremony to mark her Honorary Fellowship at Newnham last week and challenged her audience to be bold in pursuing social innovation to solve…

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Newnham’s first BAME formal hall a night to remember

Isabel Beresford-Cole, Social and Political Sciences undergraduate at Newnham, writes about the BAME Committee’s first BME Formal Hall, held on Wednesday 25 October to mark Black History Month, which she organised. One of my…

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Aliza Nisenbaum’s portrait Susan, Aarti, Keerthana and Princess, Sunday in Brooklyn 2018 depicting a lesbian couple and their children

Explore Real Families: Stories of Change

Former Newnham Fellow and Professor Emerita of Family Research, Susan Golombok, explores what a family is and how family is experienced in a major new exhibition exploring the intricacies of family relationships as seen…

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Laidlaw scholars publish research papers

Newnham’s Laidlaw scholars Jasmine Crosbie, Alex West, Caitlin McIntosh and Anna Metzger have published their summer research reports, which are now available to read online. Their research cover topics including asexuality and mental health,…

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Fiona Gilbert (second from left) with some delegates at the Newnham AI conference 2022

Newnham report sets out roadmap for Artificial Intelligence in radiology 

Statement by researchers and companies recommends next steps to assess AI tools, which could greatly reduce workload A roadmap for evaluating and using lessons from trials of artificial intelligence in breast cancer screening has…

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Jerome Viard’s mission to Antarctica

Jerome Viard, a key member of Newnham’s gardening team, has a new mission for the next six months. He is swapping Newnham’s flowerbeds for the wilds of Antarctica. There he will be a wildlife…

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PhD candidate Dr Saleyha Ahsan

Saleyha Ahsan founds Healthcare in Conflict network 

Newnham PhD candidate and ESRC scholar Dr Saleyha Ahsan has secured funding from the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) to establish a new network called Healthcare in Conflict with co-convener Dr Charlotte…

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Amy Tobin publishes two new books

Amy Tobin, Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Director of Studies at Newnham, publishes two new books this autumn. Women Artists Together: Art in the Age of Women’s Liberation offers…

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