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

Newnham’s medieval manuscript of Piers Plowman preserved for the 21st Century and beyond

Newnham College Library has digitised a medieval manuscript in Cambridge Digital Library, preserving it for the centuries to come. This manuscript, Newnham MS 4, dates to the first half of the 15th century and contains…

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Fiona Gilbert in the Radiology Department

Research feature: Scanning: the horizon

After seeing ever more precise imaging and computer-aided technology improve the detection of disease, Consultant Radiologist and Professorial Fellow Fiona Gilbert is excited about the potential for Artificial Intelligence to transform medicine, but aware…

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Dr Hannah Lucas in Newnham College library. Photo by Dasha Tenditna

Research feature: In contemplation of wellbeing

Newby Trust Research Fellow Dr Hannah Lucas explores what we can learn from medieval contemplative practice to support wellbeing and bring calm to our fast-paced lives. Alone in her room and poring over texts,…

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Head and shoulders photo of Newnham College Principal Alison Rose

Principal reflects on her time as Ambassador in recording for the Churchill Archives 

Three years after she left the UK Foreign Office, Alison Rose was invited to take part in the British Diplomatic Oral History Programme, which records the recollections of former diplomats. The programme aims to…

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Dame Carol Black and Professor Penny Endersby recognised in New Year’s Honours List

Newnham’s former Principal, Professor Dame Carol Black, and Met Office Chief Executive, Professor Penny Endersby (NC 1988), have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List. Honorary Fellow Dame Carol Black was awarded the…

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Folate story Lucy Wills

Folate story highlights pioneering research by Newnham alumna 

The crucial role of a Newnham College alumna who discovered the vitamin folate and its importance in tackling anaemia features in a new book published this year.  The Folate Story by Victor Hoffbrand is…

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Professor Mary Beard: ‘Classics can make us interrogate our own certainties’

Professor Dame Mary Beard (NC 1973) attended a ceremony last week at Newnham to mark her Honorary Fellowship. Professor Beard, who taught Classics for nearly four decades at Cambridge and has published many books,…

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Exhibition of Student Art

A new exhibition is on view in the Supervision corridor in the Dorothy Garrod Building at Newnham, featuring seven artworks created by current members of Newnham’s JCR and MCR. The exhibition, which continues into…

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75th anniversary celebration of degrees for women at Cambridge

Newnham celebrated the 75th anniversary of women being granted full membership of the University of Cambridge with a special Christmas formal hall this week, attended by the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Debbie Prentice. The event…

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Dr Orsola Rath Spivack wins Terri Apter Prize for Teaching

At last week’s Education Committee, Fellow Dr Orsola Rath Spivack was chosen as the recipient of the Terri Apter Prize for Teaching, usually awarded by the College every two years. Orsola joined Newnham as…

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