150 Years of Pathfinders & Pioneers

Many of Newnham’s alumnae and members are household names; others are less well known. Every year, reading through the Life Stories section of the Roll Letter, we discover remarkable lives of hope, challenge and achievement.

Here, we introduce you to a few more of the pioneering, inspiring women whose stories you may not already know. From a pilot to a professor, a princess to a potter – find out about some of the women who went before you.

If you want to help celebrate more women’s lives, why not take part in the Women of Wikipedia project?