When Newnham was first founded, women weren’t allowed to use the main University library – so the women here built their own amazing space for learning and research. The result today is one of the best-stocked and most beautiful College libraries, and many of the famous writers who studied here gave a copy of their books.
At ‘the College where you can walk on the grass’, Newnham’s huge gardens are for everyone. In summer, they’re filled with students relaxing with friends – but there’s always a quiet space to study outside. All our undergraduate students live on site, in these lovely buildings with huge windows looking out on the gardens.
Clough Hall is a stunning space for students and Fellows to come together for celebratory occasions and for weekly ‘Formal Halls’ – optional, more formal, dinners with friends and guests. You’ll see photos celebrating our current Professors, alongside the oil paintings of past Principals and others.