Areas of Support

Read more about the areas of College where your help is most needed so that you are able to direct your support to the fund of your choice.


Research-led teaching is at the heart of the Cambridge experience, but despite accounting for 45% of the academic workforce, women hold only 20% of professorships in UK universities, and just 15.3% of such posts at Cambridge. Newnham remains the only college within Oxbridge which is led by an all-women fellowship.  

To support our academics, we want to provide much-valued extra funds for their innovative research. We also want to create new posts for more brilliant women in engineering, maths, and history.  

Celebrations in Newnham gardens


Many of you lived in the wonderful buildings designed by Basil Champneys, now listed. You have experienced having a beautiful room, but sometimes not such wonderful heating or draft insulation. We want to address these issues while working within listed building status.   

But we want to do more. We want to reduce our carbon emissions to net zero and we need your help to achieve this ambition. Generous donations mean that Peile is currently being refurbished with energy efficient kitchens and new recycling systems. Your support means that we can move onto the other buildings in college and to work towards our vision of a net zero Newnham.  


Student wellbeing must be at the heart of our community, and to enable this we want to have our own Head of Wellbeing based on site here at Newnham.  

We are proud of Newnham’s multicultural and international community and want to enable more women from the broadest range of backgrounds possible to continue to postgraduate study.