Forthcoming events – Autumn 2023

Looking to visit Newnham? We have a number of events coming up this Michaelmas term to which alumnae are very welcome:

Formal Halls

There are a number of formal hall events coming up. Please visit the Privileges and Dining pages to find out more and book.


University Alumni Festival – 22-25 September

We will be extending a special invitation to alumnae who matriculated in 1968, 1983, 1993, 2002 and 2003 to return to Newnham during the University’s Alumni Festival, for a special weekend of alumnae events and a dinner.

Tours: New Head Gardener, Paul Anderson, and his fantastic team will be offering tours on both Saturday and Sunday – book your free place at 11.00am or 1.00pm. Newnham’s Domestic Bursar, Wendy Evans, will also be offering tours of the new Dorothy Garrod Building on Saturday only at 11am and 1.30pm.

Trumpington Girl Talk: You may have seen Dr Sam Lucy on the news, talking about the work to reconstruct the face of the Trumpington Girl. Dr Lucy will explore what local Cambridge archaeological discoveries can tell us about the lives of those who walked this landscape centuries before us. The exhibition of the artefacts ‘Beneath Our Feet: Archaeology of the Cambridge Region’ will also be taking place in the Li Ka Shing Gallery in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

The Newnham Conversation will take place on Sunday 24 September (11am-12pm) entitled ‘History and its Uses’ with Dr Gill Sutherland, Professor Mary Beth Norton and Professor Emily Clark.

The deadline for bookings is Friday 8 September 2023. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite.

Newnham Family Forum – 7 October 2023

This year’s Newnham Family Forum will take place on 7 October 2023. The title is ‘The promise and peril of social media in the family. Parenting children in the age of technology.’ 

Our expert speakers; Dr Georgina Bhattacharyya (NC 1994), Emma Hardy, Dr Amanda Ferguson and Laura Sercombe, will share their knowledge and experiences, offering practical tips on how to harness the benefits and mitigate the risks. The day will conclude at approximately 3.00pm following a panel discussion with questions from the floor.

All welcome.