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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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Send us your University Challenge Memories

Starter for ten! Were you a member of one of Newnham’s University Challenge teams? This year’s team reached the quarter-final and we think that is our best performance yet since our first appearance on…

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Dr Sam Lucy featured on ITV Anglia

Newnham Fellow Dr Sam Lucy (NC 1991) was interviewed by ITV Anglia and Look East about a new exhibition of seventh century artefacts found in Trumpington in 2012. The face of a young Anglo-Saxon…

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Professor Caroline Series made a CBE

Professor Caroline Series was awarded a CBE in the King’s Birthday Honours for services to Mathematics. Professor Series, who studied at Somerville College, Oxford, completed her PhD at Harvard and was a Fellow at…

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Introducing Newnham’s own Coronation correspondent

Our intrepid former Development Director and alumna Penny Hubbard (NC 1979) was in London last month watching the Coronation unfold from under her Newnham umbrella, sleeping overnight at the Cenotaph and producing live commentary…

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Artist Juliette Losq’s work featured in two exhibitions

Artist Juliette Losq’s (NC 1997) work features in two exhibitions this summer – X-Contemporary British Painting at Newcastle Contemporary Art and the annual exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy. “Contemporary British Painting is an…

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