Call for Nominations – less well-known women in Newnham’s history
Erika Tan, the artist appointed for the Anniversary Art Commission, is asking for nominations of less well-known women in Newnham’s history – as she explains:
These could be women who lived, worked, studied in Newnham over the last 150 years. We are particularly exploring lesser-known histories, by this we mean individuals whose lives may have had less relevance or seeming significance to Britain, America, Europe and possibly more of a global or international significance, or localised importance ‘elsewhere’. The terminology currently in use is intentionally left a little vague, we are interested in your thoughts and suggestions around how this project shapes up and who we might find.
If there is a woman in Newnham’s history who you would like to nominate, please send your suggestions to Newnham’s Curator firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of May 2021.
The list of all nominees will be updated regularly on the website over the coming weeks.
Nominations received to date include:
- Janaki Agnes Penelope Majumdar (nee Bonnerjee) (NC 1904)
- Coomee Rustom Dantra (NC 1924)
- Edith Sharpley (NC 1879)
- Amy Levy (NC 1879)
- Victoria Cohen (NC 1989)
- Florence Beaumont (NC 1894)