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

New research into lockdown wellbeing: children who spent more time in nature fared best

Children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health because they experienced a lower connection with nature than their wealthier peers, a new study suggests.…

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“Classics is about the future as much as the past”: to mark Prof Mary Beard’s upcoming retirement a new Classics Fellowship will secure her profound legacy

In 2022 Prof Mary Beard will retire after almost 40 years as a Classics Fellow at Newnham and we are delighted to announce that her legacy and the future of Classics at the College…

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New portrait exhibition of Black Newnham students by photographer Myah Jeffers

To mark Black History Month and the College’s 150th Anniversary, a group of students commissioned award-winning Barbadian-British documentary photographer Myah Jeffers to create an exhibition of portraits of Black students.   Newnham student Oluchi Ogochukwu,…

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Meet our new Postdoctoral Affiliates 

Newnham’s new Postdoctoral Affiliates were formally welcomed to the College last week. Postdoctoral Affiliates are early-career researchers with posts in the University and its affiliated institutions, who join the research community here at Newnham.…

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Discover Cambridge life -1500 years ago

What was life in Cambridge like before the University – or any British University – was founded? This 15-min documentary about an archaeological excavation in Newnham village explores life in Cambridge after the end…

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Dr Mary Beth Norton wins George Washington Prize 2021 for “1774: The Long Year of Revolution”

The 2021 George Washington Prize has been awarded to Dr Mary Beth Norton for her book 1774: The Long Year of Revolution. The annual award recognizes the past year’s best works on the nation’s…

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Launching STEM SMART: a new programme for 750 disadvantaged students studying A-level maths and science

Newnham College was founded 150 years ago with the belief that education is for everyone. We’re delighted that, in our anniversary year, we’re part of a major new University programme to support disadvantaged Year…

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Applications open for Newnham Research Fellowships

Newnham College is proud to offer a number of Research Fellowships for outstanding female researchers early in their careers. Applications for Fellowships from October 2022 onwards are now open, with a closing date of…

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The recorded sessions from the 150th Anniversary Virtual Festival now available

Exciting news! The recorded sessions from the 150th Anniversary Virtual Festival are now available until 3 August online to view at your leisure. Explore, rediscover, catch up and review the weekend here: https://150.newn.cam.ac.uk/festivals/virtual-festival/. ,…

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Programme launches for Virtual Festival of Arts, Science & Ideas – 10 & 11 July 2021

Join our weekend of free talks, workshops, films, exhibitions and events, including big ideas from leading thinkers, super stories for children, specially commissioned music and song from Newnham’s rising stars, poetry, stargazing, films celebrating…

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