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

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€150,000 ERC grant to fund Prof Róisín Owens’ drug-development research

Prof Róisín Owens has long been at the forefront of bioengineering research, creating technologies to develop medicines with new speed and accuracy. This could mean personalised drugs, precisely targeted at an individual’s own body,…

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Dame Vivien Rose, in court robes, stands beside the statue of Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Dame Vivien Rose becomes Honorary Fellow

Vivien Rose left Newnham 40 years ago, as a young law graduate. This month she returned, now one of the UK’s most eminent lawyers, to become an Honorary Fellow of the College.  The photograph…

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Maisha Hossain awarded Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Award

Many congratulations to Maisha Hossain (NC 2018) who has been awarded an Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Award (OSCEA). Maisha was the winner in the Representation category, for students who have been elected representatives,…

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Rupa Huq MP and two students standing in front of a display board

‘Newnham to Westminster’ exhibition introduces 10 remarkable alumnae MPs

Which Newnham alumna MP went to prison for her beliefs? Which alumna MP brought in the smoking ban? Who brought a 2-week old baby into the Houses of Parliament? ‘Newnham to Westminster’ is a…

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This place is us: an exhibition of new paintings by Luciana Rosado

A new exhibition of paintings by artist Luciana Rosado is on display throughout Newnham until Michaelmas term. This place is us includes over 20 works created by the artist during her collaboration with Dr…

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Controlled burning of natural environments could help offset our carbon emissions. New research by Newnham’s Dr Adam Pellegrini published in Nature Geoscience.

Planting trees and suppressing wildfires do not necessarily maximise the carbon storage of natural ecosystems. A new study has found that prescribed burning can actually lock in or increase carbon in the soils of…

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Dr Mathelinda Nabugodi wins the Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award

Dr Mathelinda Nabugodi has been awarded the Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award for her non-fiction book The Trembling Hand: Reflections of a Black Woman in the Romantic Archive.  Dr Mathelinda Nabugodi is a Postdoctoral…

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Documentary by RLS Fellow Zoë Howe wins at the British Independent Film Awards 

Zoë Howe’s documentary Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché won both ‘Best Documentary’ and the Raindance Discovery Award at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday 5th December. RLS Fellow Zoë Howe was scriptwriter…

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Dr Cynthia Kamwengo on research visit to Margaret Anstee Centre

Researcher Dr Cynthia Kamwengo, a specialist in South-South development co-operation, is currently visiting Newnham College and the Margaret Anstee Centre. Dr Kamwengo, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath,…

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Jerome Viard gives Pudding Seminar on Conservation

Green Week events at Newnham – from finance talks to cookery demos!

As COP26 takes place, Newnham is marking Green Week from 8th – 14th November. College Societies, co-ordinated by Newnham College Environmental Justice Society, and supporters have put together an exciting range of events, and…

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