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

An oil painting hanging on a corridor wall, others visible behind it

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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Newnham records biodiversity with College iNaturalist Project

Gardener Jerome Viard explains how Newnham is identifying and recording the wealth of species on Newnham’s spacious site. Jerome Viard learnt about the importance of biological observation while working on the island of South…

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Silent Seasons – Photographing Newnham College during the Pandemic 

A beautiful series of photographs by staff member and landscape photographer Darren Knight is currently on display in College. Captured throughout 2020, the photographs document the College grounds during an extraordinary year when Newnham…

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Prof Jane Humphries CBE explores the value of 5 centuries of women’s unpaid labour

We were delighted to welcome economic historian Professor Jane Humphries CBE  (NC 1967) who gave the third lecture in our 150th Anniversary Lecture Series, on the topic of the value of women’s unpaid labour…

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Newnham seeks to appoint new Senior Tutor

Newnham College will be seeking to appoint a new Senior Tutor from September 2022, when Prof Liba Taub retires.  Newnham College, one of the 31 Colleges within the University of Cambridge, celebrates its 150th…

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