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

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Triumphs for Newnham College Boat Club at the May Bumps

In a mixture of blistering heat and suddenly dropping temperatures, Newnham’s three boats rowed with dedication and commitment. And the 1st VIII were amply rewarded, retaining their title as Head of the River. This,…

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300 young writers visit Newnham for the Young Writers Festival

Newnham welcomed almost 300 diverse young writers for the Young Writers Festival this spring: an incredible day of workshops, talks, performances and more. The Festival was organised by First Story, whose chief executive is…

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Prof Mary Beard gives 150th Anniversary Lecture to a packed house

On Friday 27th May, Prof Mary Beard gave the final lecture in the college’s 150th Anniversary Lecture series: “What Jane Ellen Harrison Still Teaches Us: Women, Cambridge & Classics Now”.  (Those who missed the…

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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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