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

Women's Boat Race crew 2023

Excitement mounts ahead of the Boat Race

There are only four days to go to the Boat Race. Good luck to the Cambridge crews including Newnham’s own Caoimhe Dempsey (Stroke) in the Blue Boat and Hanna Prince in the reserve boat.…

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Shaping Newnham's Future campaign

Shaping Newnham’s Future campaign launches

The new Shaping Newnham’s Future campaign kicked off in style on 9 March with simultaneous events in Edinburgh, York, Oxford, Newnham and the House of Lords. Undeterred by the snow and ice hitting the…

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Professor Katherine Harloe will deliver this year’s Jane Harrison Memorial Lecture

Professor Katherine Harloe FSA FRHistS, Professor of Classics and Intellectual History in the University of London and Director of the Institute of Classical Studies will be delivering this year’s memorial lecture, ‘Beyond Jane Harrison:…

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Artist Erika Tan’s Moving Image work completes art created for Newnham’s 150th Anniversary

A moving image work has been created by artist Erika Tan as part of an artwork commissioned by Newnham for the College’s 150th anniversary celebrations. ‘A Legacy For A Future Unknown’ uses texts collected…

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Globe. Photo by Vanessa.Lui

Students invited to apply for biennial Ann Duncan travel grants

Applications are invited for small grants for foreign travel during Summer 2023 for students currently studying a language under the auspices of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) and Linguistics, particularly those…

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Lent Bumps

Rowers hold their own in stormy Lent Bumps

Four of our crews took on the flooded Cam at Lent Bumps and put on a storming performance. With 1.5 days cancelled due to high winds and flooding, rain, sleet and snow, it certainly…

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Dr Meg Foster

The canny woman who helped Meg challenge folklore

Junior Research Fellow Meg Foster uncovers the hidden history of Australian outlaws who defied the law and social convention When Dr Meg Foster was preparing for the launch of her book, Boundary Crossers: the…

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Margaret Anstee

Margaret Anstee Centre opens applications for Research Fellowships

Newnham College are looking for outstanding early career female researchers to apply for two Research Fellowships in subjects related to economic and social development and/or international relations. The Fellows will be based at the…

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Betty Boothroyd with (l-r) Anne Campbell and Nora David

A tribute to Betty Boothroyd (1929 to 2023)

We were sad to hear of the death of Betty, Lady Boothroyd, the first female Speaker of the House of Commons and an Honorary Fellow of Newnham College. Her Honorary Fellowship was conferred in…

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Author Ali Smith

Ali Smith to give inaugural Room of One’s Own Lecture

The inaugural A Room of One’s Own Lecture will be given by Ali Smith at Newnham College on 23 April, as part of the Cambridge Literary Festival. The annual event will offer an opportunity…

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