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

Dr Stephanie Smith

Congratulations to our Terri Apter Teaching Prize winner

The Terri Apter Teaching Prize is being awarded to Dr Stephanie Smith, Director of Studies in Chemistry, to recognise the outstanding teaching that she has provided and overseen for the great benefit of our…

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Margaret Drabble

Cambridge Literary Winter Festival approaches

A feast of literary treats awaits at the Cambridge Literary Winter Festival from 17-20 November, which was founded by Newnham Alumna, Cathy Moore. Authors and speakers include George Monbiot speaking about how to feed…

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Liba Taub, Barbara Blacklaws, Joan Armatrading, Alison Rose and Delphine Mordey

Newnham welcomes Joan Armatrading as an Honorary Fellow 

World-renowned singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading was formally inaugurated as an Honorary Fellow at Newnham College last week and cited her degree as her proudest achievement.  In a career spanning five decades, Joan has released 20…

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Mathelinda Nabugodi

Newnham author secures grant for ‘dazzling’ book 

Dr Mathelinda Nabugodi has been awarded a Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant to complete her critical memoir.   The Trembling Hand: Reflections of a Black Woman in the Romantic Archive is a close read of the…

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Photo shows Ian Du Quesnay pictured at the official opening of the Dorothy Garrod Building in April 2019. From left to right: Ian Du Quesnay (Bursar 2002-2014); Jenny Raine (Bursar 2014-2017); Wendy Evans (Domestic Bursar 2004- ); Donald Hearn (Interim Bursar 2017-2019); Christopher Lawrence (Bursar 2019- )

A tribute to Ian Du Quesnay (1947 to 2022) 

Ian Du Quesnay, Bursar of Newnham College 2002-2014, died on 12 October aged 75, after a relatively short illness which he bore with his usual stalwart humour. Here our present Bursar, Christopher Lawrence, looks…

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Principal Alison Rose with Dr Carol Atack and Dr Shushma Malik

Rising interest in Classics ‘highlights political resonance’

Fellows Dr Shushma Malik and Dr Carol Atack made a strong case for the contemporary relevance of Classics to help illuminate politics and culture, last month.  In the Newnham Conversations: Classics Now in Cambridge…

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Welcoming Dr Sheila Watts as our new Senior Tutor

Newnham is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Sheila Watts as Senior Tutor, effective from the 1 October 2022. Having worked for the College for over 24 years as a Director of Studies…

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Joyce Reynolds Receives Honorary Doctorate in 2018

A tribute to Joyce Reynolds FBA (1918–2022)

We are sad to announce the death of Honorary Fellow Joyce Reynolds, one of the world’s leading ancient historians. Here her fellow classicist Prof Mary Beard shares a tribute. It is the end of…

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Applications open for Newnham Research Fellowships

Newnham College is looking for outstanding female researchers early in their career to apply for two Fellowships. The Fellowships are the Sciences Research Fellowship, and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fellowship, which…

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Hidden Newnham – Our Summer Buildings Projects

With summer in College looking quite different to a normal Term, I am going to take a slight departure from our usual Newnham News over the coming weeks by highlighting a few key projects…

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