News

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

Joyce Reynolds Receives Honorary Doctorate in 2018

A tribute to Joyce Reynolds FBA (1918–2022)

We are sad to announce the death of Honorary Fellow Joyce Reynolds, one of the world’s leading ancient historians. Here her fellow classicist Prof Mary Beard shares a tribute. It is the end of…

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Research

Applications open for Newnham Research Fellowships

Newnham College is looking for outstanding female researchers early in their career to apply for two Fellowships. The Fellowships are the Sciences Research Fellowship, and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship, which…

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Hidden Newnham – Our Summer Buildings Projects

With summer in College looking quite different to a normal Term, I am going to take a slight departure from our usual Newnham News over the coming weeks by highlighting a few key projects…

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Full hearts, minds and bellies – a recap of our 150th Festival of Arts, Science and Ideas

So many treats – four principals in conversation; fascinating talk by Rebecca Abrams; Margaret Drabble in conversation with college legend Jean Gooder; Anna Watkins winning story & more * My heart, brain and stomach…

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Dr May Hawas wins the ICLA’s Balakian Prize 

Dr May Hawas has won the Balakian Prize of the International Comparative Literature Association for her book Politicising World Literature: Egypt, Between Pedagogy and the Public.  The prize is presented at the triennial Congress of the…

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Banners hanging from the ceiling of a large hall

‘A Legacy For A Future Unknown’ – a new art commission for Newnham

To mark its 150th Anniversary, Newnham commissioned a work of art by artist Erika Tan.  ‘A Legacy for a Future Unknown’ comprises banners hung from the ceilings of College Hall and a series of…

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Newnham Daggerettes: winners of the College’s short story competition 2022

For many years, Newnham has celebrated its love of crime fiction with a short story competition.  For 2022, College members were invited to write a short detective story, set at Newnham, and inspired by…

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Wood Whistler Medals awarded to three Newnham students

“Supremely excellent”, “insightful”, and “exemplary” – some of the feedback on the essays submitted by Newnham postgraduates for the Wood Whistler Medal.  Students, Fellows and guests gathered at Newnham last week, to celebrate the…

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Celebrating women engineers 2022

We are proud to be celebrating International Women in Engineering Day #INWED22 and all our remarkable Newnham women in that community. We have an incredible list of alumnae that form part of the ‘Engineering…

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Academic promotions for 12 Newnham SCR Members 

Congratulations to all the Newnham SCR members who received University academic promotions this week. Professor Manali Desai (Sociology), Professor Yael Navaro (Social Anthropology), and Professor Emma Mawdsley (Geography) have all been promoted to a named…

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