College Archives

Newnham College had its beginnings with 5 students lodging in a house in Regent Street, in the city centre, in 1871. By 1875, enough money had been raised to build Old Hall, (then Newnham Hall), the first building on the present Newnham site. The College now has over 600 students.  The Archives contain administrative, academic, social, photographic and personal records dating from the College’s foundation.


We are pleased to be able to welcome researchers back to Newnham College Archives. Please read our COVID Safe Guidance before your visit.

The Archives are open by appointment on Wednesdays, 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00.  For enquiries and appointments please contact:

Frieda Midgley
College Archivist
Newnham College
Sidgwick Avenue

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 335738