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

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From code-breakers to playmakers: our 150th Anniversary Festival has it all.

It’s only 44 days until we throw open our doors in celebration of our 150th Anniversary with a free Festival of Arts, Science and Ideas from 2 – 3 July. The Festival allows us…

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Historian Isobel Akerman’s guidebook uncovers ‘secret York’

Isobel Akerman is a first-year PhD student at Newnham, specialising in environmental history and historical geography. Her particular research investigates how British botanic gardens engaged with the global biodiversity crisis from the 60s onwards. …

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Newnham’s first Giving Day raises money for sustainability

Newnham’s first Giving Day is taking place on 16 – 17 May 2022, raising money for three projects with a focus on sustainability. We’re working to support the green engineers of the future, to…

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Student Lottie Mills is signed by Oneworld Publications

We are delighted and proud to announce news that current student and previous JCR President Lottie Mills has had her collection of short stories signed by Oneworld Publications. The collection includes Lottie’s BBC Young…

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Opportunities for postdoctoral researchers

Newnham is currently inviting applications from postdoctoral women researchers in any subject to become Postdoctoral Affiliates, becoming part of Newnham’s academic community. This is an opportunity to meet a wide variety of researchers, and…

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Dr Sam Leggett reveals that Anglo-Saxon kings were mostly vegetarian

Newnham bioarchaeologist Sam Leggett is changing our preconceptions about life in Anglo-Saxon England once again. Historians have long assumed that royals and nobles frequently sat down to a meat-laden table, while free peasants were…

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Newnham offers five places for the first ever Foundation Year programme

Newnham are delighted to be part of the University of Cambridge’s first-ever pre-degree foundation year and are looking forward to welcoming five students from backgrounds of educational disadvantage to join our vibrant community in…

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Newnham works with AccessAble to offer full accessibility information

Want to know details of hearing loops, walking distances, parking facilities and more – here at Newnham and when visiting other Colleges and Departments?  The University and 16 colleges, including Newnham, have worked with…

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Record-breaking win for Cambridge in the 76th Boat Race

Cambridge won the 76th Boat Race against Oxford in an outstanding race, with both crews breaking the previous course record. Three Newnham rowers were in the Blues Boat, with a fourth in Blondie, the…

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Boat Race next weekend: cheer on our Newnham Rowers 

The Boat Race takes place from 14.23 on Sunday 3rd April, and once again, the crews will be powered by Newnham’s formidable rowers. Cheer them on, whether from the bank or on the telly!…

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