Newnham was established in 1871 as a house in which young women could reside while attending lectures in Cambridge, long before they were allowed to become full members of the university with the granting of degrees to women in 1948.

Women’s Education

Newnham College was founded in 1871 by a group of radicals. Their radical beliefs? They argued that women were every bit as intelligent as men, and that women, too, deserved…

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