Newnham welcomes Laidlaw scholars

The Laidlaw Scholars Leadership and Research Programme welcomed its 2023 cohort on 24 April. The day included plenty of getting to know each other, a leadership training session, and a workshop on research ethics. The event was rounded out with a drinks reception hosted by Principal Alison Rose in the Principal’s Lodge, attended by Laidlaw Foundation CEO and Newnham alumna Susanna Kempe, as well as research supervisors and representatives from Newnham, Murray Edwards, Trinity Hall and Fitzwilliam Colleges.

Very special congratulations to Newnhamites Jasmine Crosbie, Caitlin McIntosh, Anna Metzger and Alex West!

In its inaugural year here at Cambridge, and generously funded by Lord Laidlaw and the Irvine Laidlaw Foundation, the Laidlaw Programme provides undergraduates with hands-on experience of research, bespoke leadership development and mentoring, as well as an immersive leadership experience to prepare and develop them as global citizens and future leaders who believe in evidence-based decision making and ethical leadership. Laidlaw Scholars and their research supervisors join an international network of leading research-intensive universities, which deliver the Programme.

(Left to right in the group shot by Dasha Tenditna are Jasmine Crosbie (NC), Ahmed Khan (TH), Lucas Wolman (TH), Lucia Laffan (TH), Alison Carless (ME), Jessica Chukwu (F), Caitlin McIntosh (NC), Jack Millar (TH), and Alex West, NC). Not pictured: Brodie Knight (F) and Anna Metzger (NC).)