DR GILL SUTHERLAND GUIDES US THROUGH A BRIEF HISTORY OF NEWNHAM COLLEGE IN A FILM SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED FROM BIRGITTA OLOFSSON

WHAT BEGAN IN 1871 AS A SMALL DOMESTIC ENTERPRISE HAS GROWN AND THRIVED, DESPITE HARDSHIP, WAR AND NOW PANDEMIC. NEWNHAM CONTINUES THROUGHOUT TO PROVIDE AN OUTSTANDING EDUCATION, EQUIPPING WOMEN TO TAKE ON ALL CHALLENGES

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Dr Birgitta Olofsson is a scientist, former Director of Studies in Biology and Bye-Fellow of Newnham College, turned film maker after a Digital Filmmaking course at Hills Road College. She collaborates with Jonnie Howard Film and has produced several films with a focus on scientists and their life stories. She particularly seeks to promote women researchers, both historical and contemporary. Most of all she wants to tell a story: vivid, compelling and unique.

GILL SUTHERLAND taught and directed studies in History at Newnham from 1965 to 2007 and is now a Fellow Emerita. As a scholar of the social and political history of education and of women in particular, Gill is a fount of knowledge about the history of the College. With Kate Williams she is the editor of a second Newnham anthology, published to celebrate the 150th anniversary, Walking on the Grass, Dancing in the Corridors: Newnham at 150.