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

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Supporting refugees into University and helping them succeed as students

“It felt that when one door opened, another door was shut,” explained a young medical student, who had first come to the UK as a refugee. Many young people who are refugees or asylum…

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£100 million in bursaries for Cambridge students under financial pressure

The University of Cambridge is launching a new bursary scheme, with £100 million in bursaries over the next ten years, to support students experiencing financial pressures. Students at Newnham, along with other Colleges, will…

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Dr Felix Steffek joins European Commission’s Insolvency Expert Group

College Lecturer Dr Felix Steffek has been invited by the European Commission to join the Group of Experts on Restructuring and Insolvency Law. The group is currently working to support a harmonised restructuring and…

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Dr Terri Apter gives the 2021 Woman of the Year lecture

How has the pandemic affected women’s careers? And how can we create a post-pandemic recovery that enables and empowers women? On Saturday 12 June the Newnham Associates welcomed the Woman of the Year organisation,…

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Dr Emma Pomeroy and colleagues awarded the 2021 Antiquity Prize

Congratulations to Dr Emma Pomeroy and her colleagues, who have won the 2021 Antiquity Prize for the article “New Neanderthal remains associated with the ‘flower burial’ at Shanidar Cave”. This remarkable article changed perspectives…

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Bookings for our undergraduate Open Days are now open

  Calling all prospective students! If you want to find out more about what it’s really like to study – and socialise! – at Newnham, please watch our latest student video or if you’re…

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Dr Jane Goodall DBE awarded 2021 Templeton Prize

Alumna and Honorary Fellow, Dr Jane Goodall DBE, has been named the winner of the 2021 Templeton Prize, in recognition of her life’s work for conservation and animal intelligence. Dr Goodall is a renowned…

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Dr Felix Steffek awarded J M Keynes Fellowship

Dr Felix Steffek, College Lecturer and Co-Director of the Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (3CL), has been awarded a J M Keynes Fellowship in Financial Economics. This University Fellowship is funded by the…

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Professor Mary Beard’s ‘retirement present’ will fund Cambridge Classics students from under-represented backgrounds

Classicist, TV historian, Newnham alumna and Fellow, Professor Mary Beard will help fund two Classics students from under-represented backgrounds as part of efforts to encourage more diversity among those studying the subject. The £80k…

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Prof Liba Taub awarded the Paul Bunge Prize 2021 for her lifetime’s work on the history of science

We are delighted to announce that Prof Liba Taub, Fellow and Senior Tutor of Newnham College, has been awarded the Paul Bunge Prize of the Hans R Jenemann Foundation. The prize is awarded jointly…

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