Wendy Evans

MA (Cantab), Grad CIPD (Anglia Ruskin), PG Dip HRM (Anglia Ruskin), IOSH Managing Safely Certificate

Fellow (D), Domestic Bursar

College Roles

  • Fellow (D)
  • Domestic Bursar
  • Health, Safety and Welfare Officer
  • Fire Safety Officer


Telephone: 01223 335801

Email: domestic.bursar@newn.cam.ac.uk


Wendy Evans is the Domestic Bursar at Newnham College.

Wendy was born and grew up in a village just outside of Cambridge and studied Hotel Management at Cambridge Regional College and then Norwich City College before completing a postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Management. Her working background was in hotels based in the UK and France before moving back to Cambridge in 1998 to work at Gonville and Caius before arriving in Newnham in 2004.

Wendy is a keen gardener, musician, singer song writer and is involved in a number of musical ventures, including being the vocalist in a local band called Crisium.

Newnham College first used the term ‘Bursar’ in 1920. The ‘Domestic Bursar’ role has variously been known as ‘Steward’ and ‘Junior Bursar’ at different times, sometimes with overlaps, notably around the war years. Here is a list of the role-holders and their periods of office:

1897-1898       Blanche Annette Smith (Steward)
1898-1904       Marian Harrison (Steward)
1904-1910       Florence Bishop (Steward)
1910-1934       Helen Stephen (Steward)
1920-1941       Edith Chrystal (Junior Bursar)
1929-1930       Barbara White (Acting Junior Bursar)
1934-1948       Margaret McFie (Domestic Bursar 1934-36; Steward 1936-48)
1941-1954       Annie Robertson (Junior Bursar)
1948-1972       J Isobel Mills (Domestic Bursar)
1956-1974       Rosemary McCabe (Junior Bursar)
1974-1987       Peter Inskip (Junior Bursar)
1987-1988       Michael Parsons (Domestic Bursar and Steward)
1988-1994       Peter Chapple (Domestic Bursar)
1994-1996       Charles Nisbet (Domestic Bursar)
1996-1998       Diane Myers (Steward)
1998-2004       Carolyn Cocke (Domestic Bursar)
2004-                Wendy Evans (Domestic Bursar)