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.

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We are in the process of making our archive catalogue available on the Cambridge University Library’s ArchiveSearch portal.  Descriptions of some collections are already available to search and others will be published shortly.


The Archives are open by appointment on Wednesdays and Fridays, 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