Alumnae News

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Would you mentor a finalist?

The Young Alumnae Committee is relaunching its mentorship programme. Mentorships provide support to final year students (mentees) who may have a lot of questions as they begin to transfer from college life to their…

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Nicola Garrard publishes new novel

Nicola Garrard’s (NC 1997) new novel 21 MILES, the sequel to 29 LOCKS (HopeRoad, 2021) is published on 28 September 2023. 21 MILEs revisits the protagonist of 29 LOCKS, teenager Donny. Older, wiser and…

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Fibian Lukalo joins advisory council on women in agriculture

Dr Fibian Lukalo (NC 2006) has joined the Ban Ki-moon Centre’s advisory council on Women in Agriculture. Fibian is part of a group of 12 experts from academia, international organisations, NGOs and government representatives, which fosters dialogue…

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A busy Alumni Festival

This month we held our College reunions, talks and activities as part of the University Alumni Festival and hosted 145 alumnae who matriculated in 1968, 1983, 1993, 2002 and 2003 for the reunion dinner in…

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Clare Balding book event at Ely Cathedral

Clare Balding OBE (NC 1991) is to launch her new book, The Isle of Dogs, at an event at Ely Cathedral in October. The book explores Britain’s fascination for dogs, with Clare meeting some…

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Cambridge’s first female engineer publishes book at 94

Patience Purdy (NC 1947) has published her autography aged 94. Patience, who was chair of the National Council of Women of Great Britain, recently suffered a stroke and is blind but still writing from…

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Sarah Breeden appointed Deputy Bank of England Governor

Sarah Breeden (NC 1987) has been appointed deputy governor at the Bank of England. The Newnham Associate and finance expert, who studied Economics at Newnham, has worked at the Bank since 1991. Sarah is…

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Michelene Wandor publishes first novel

Michelene Wandor (NC 1959) has published her first novel, Orfeo’s Last Act: A Novel in Two Parts.  Michelene read English at Newnham, spending most of her time acting and writing reviews, she tells us, and has enjoyed an…

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Shirley Booth-Blancke receives lifetime achievement award

Shirley Booth-Blancke (NC 1954) has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Historical Commission of Concord, Massachusetts, where she lives. Shirley, who retired four years ago as the Curator of Concord Museum, spent 40 years amassing the…

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Gryphens’ summer newsletter

Newnham College Boat Club (NCBC – pictured above) has produced its summer newsletter. Newnham’s rowers have enjoyed an outstanding year.  Read on to find out more about their progress in the BUCS Regatta, Lent and May Bumps,…

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