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Discover Cambridge life -1500 years ago

What was life in Cambridge like before the University – or any British University – was founded? This 15-min documentary about an archaeological excavation in Newnham village explores life in Cambridge after the end…

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Dr Mary Beth Norton wins George Washington Prize 2021 for “1774: The Long Year of Revolution”

The 2021 George Washington Prize has been awarded to Dr Mary Beth Norton for her book 1774: The Long Year of Revolution. The annual award recognizes the past year’s best works on the nation’s…

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Launching STEM SMART: a new programme for 750 disadvantaged students studying A-level maths and science

Newnham College was founded 150 years ago with the belief that education is for everyone. We’re delighted that, in our anniversary year, we’re part of a major new University programme to support disadvantaged Year…

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Applications open for Newnham Research Fellowships

Newnham College is proud to offer a number of Research Fellowships for outstanding female researchers early in their careers. Applications for Fellowships from October 2022 onwards are now open, with a closing date of…

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The recorded sessions from the 150th Anniversary Virtual Festival now available

Exciting news! The recorded sessions from the 150th Anniversary Virtual Festival are now available until 3 August online to view at your leisure. Explore, rediscover, catch up and review the weekend here: https://150.newn.cam.ac.uk/festivals/virtual-festival/. ,…

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Programme launches for Virtual Festival of Arts, Science & Ideas – 10 & 11 July 2021

Join our weekend of free talks, workshops, films, exhibitions and events, including big ideas from leading thinkers, super stories for children, specially commissioned music and song from Newnham’s rising stars, poetry, stargazing, films celebrating…

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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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