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Dr Cynthia Kamwengo on research visit to Margaret Anstee Centre

Researcher Dr Cynthia Kamwengo, a specialist in South-South development co-operation, is currently visiting Newnham College and the Margaret Anstee Centre. Dr Kamwengo, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath,…

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Jerome Viard gives Pudding Seminar on Conservation

Green Week events at Newnham – from finance talks to cookery demos!

As COP26 takes place, Newnham is marking Green Week from 8th – 14th November. College Societies, co-ordinated by Newnham College Environmental Justice Society, and supporters have put together an exciting range of events, and…

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Newnham records biodiversity with College iNaturalist Project

Gardener Jerome Viard explains how Newnham is identifying and recording the wealth of species on Newnham’s spacious site. Jerome Viard learnt about the importance of biological observation while working on the island of South…

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Silent Seasons – Photographing Newnham College during the Pandemic 

A beautiful series of photographs by staff member and landscape photographer Darren Knight is currently on display in College. Captured throughout 2020, the photographs document the College grounds during an extraordinary year when Newnham…

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Prof Jane Humphries CBE explores the value of 5 centuries of women’s unpaid labour

We were delighted to welcome economic historian Professor Jane Humphries CBE  (NC 1967) who gave the third lecture in our 150th Anniversary Lecture Series, on the topic of the value of women’s unpaid labour…

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Newnham seeks to appoint new Senior Tutor

Newnham College will be seeking to appoint a new Senior Tutor from September 2022, when Prof Liba Taub retires.  Newnham College, one of the 31 Colleges within the University of Cambridge, celebrates its 150th…

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100 years on: Marking the centenary of the ‘Storming of the Gates’

Wednesday 20th October marked the 100th anniversary of the University’s 1921 vote on whether women should be awarded full membership of the University, or only the ‘titles of degrees’. The vote went against Newnham…

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‘The Storming of the Gates’ – marking the 1921 vote on women’s membership of Cambridge University

Wednesday 20th October marks the centenary of the University’s 1921 vote on whether women should be awarded full membership of the University, or only the ‘titles of degrees’. Despite many supporters in the University,…

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‘Fighting for a Childhood’: Newnham’s Family Forum addresses forced marriage in the UK

Jasvinder Sanghera CBE and Louise McCallum joined us last week to speak about the extent of forced marriage in the UK, and what people, especially those working with young people, can do to recognise…

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Newnham launches the second Newnham Anthology: Walking on the Grass, Dancing in the Corridors: Newnham at 150

Saturday 16th October saw the launch of Walking on the Grass, Dancing in the Corridors: Newnham at 150, our second fascinating anthology exploring Newnham in the present and the past.  To an enthusiastic audience of…

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