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Barbara Lorna Hudson publishes new book of short stories

Barbara Lorna Hudson (Gullachsen, NC 1958) has published Do You Remember the Barn Owl?, a book of short stories with Fantastic Books Publishing. Barbara, who read Modern Languages at Newnham and is Fellow Emerita…

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Ruth Haynes publishes book on the robustness of buildings

Ruth Haynes MA MEng CEng FICE (NC 1994) has published a timely book for the Institution of Structural Engineers, Structural Robustness and Disproportionate Collapse in Buildings. In 2021 she became a Fellow of the…

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Sheila Hayman’s new film ‘Fanny: The Other Mendelssohn’ launches

Fanny: The Other Mendelssohn, BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Sheila Hayman (NC 1974)’s new feature documentary starring global Decca star, Isata Kanneh-Mason, recently launched at cinemas across the UK. The photo above is a still from…

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Joan Armatrading debuts classical work

Honorary Fellow Joan Armatrading CBE’s first classical work was premiered by the Chineke! Orchestra on 24 November at the Southbank Centre in London. Symphony No.1 was performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Chineke! is…

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Julie Etchingham made Pro Chancellor of Birmingham Newman University

Julie Etchingham (NC 1988) has become Pro Chancellor at Birmingham Newman University. The Pro Chancellor acts as an advocate and ambassador of the University and represents it in a ceremonial and representative capacity. Julie,…

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Wei Bi on the benefits of Newnham’s US Travel Bursary

In this video, Wei Bi (NC 2021), this year’s recipient of the US Travel Bursary, explains how the Bursary has helped support her work and what her experiences have been studying in the US. Wei is…

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Jerome Viard

Shaping Newnham’s Future Campaign – Greening Newnham’s Gardens

Hear from Jerome Viard from our gardening team in this video about how they are working to reduce wastage, save water, attract wildlife and deal with the challenges of climate change in Newnham Gardens.…

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Renovations to Whitstead

Building a £10 million fighting fund to green Newnham

As one of the main priorities of the Shaping Newnham’s Future Fundraising Campaign, Newnham is currently fundraising to build a £10 million fighting fund to green our estate, including our Champneys buildings, most of…

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The Telephone Campaign 2023

A big thank you to everyone who took part in the recent Shaping Newnham’s Future Telephone Campaign (18 September to 2 October). Our wonderful callers raised £200,000, with just over 250 alumnae pledging a…

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St Catharine’s names new building in honour of Dr Marian Silver

St Catharine’s College has named one of its two new student houses in hour of Dr Marian Silver (Scrase, NC 1945).  Marian, among the first cohort at Newnham to be awarded a Cambridge degree in…

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