FESTIVAL OF ARTS, SCIENCE & IDEAS 2022

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

SportFamily Fun

The Boat Club’s oar-some rowing challenge

2 July 2022, 12:00am

Festival Food & Drink

2 July 2022, 11:00am
In Conversation

To Newnham and beyond: four Principals in conversation

2 July 2022, 11:15am
Family Fun

The Red-Hot Fireball: Reading with Anita Lehmann

2 July 2022, 11:45am
Talk

How sheep can help identify cures for Huntington’s disease

2 July 2022, 12:30pm
Talk

Licoricia of Winchester: a Jewish woman in Medieval England

2 July 2022, 12:30pm
In Conversation

Artificial intelligence in clinical imaging

2 July 2022, 12:45pm
Talk

Novelist Dr Carol Cooper reads from her new novel

2 July 2022, 1:00pm
Tour

‘Rooms of their own’ tour, with Lucy Rogers

2 July 2022, 1:15pm
Talk

Inside black holes: the most extreme objects in the universe

2 July 2022, 1:45pm
Talk

Juxtaposition: Historic art in the modern world 

2 July 2022, 2:00pm
Family Fun

Charlotte Sebag-Montefiore: Herbie and the T-rex (7+)

2 July 2022, 2:15pm
In Conversation

Margaret Drabble and Jean Gooder in conversation

2 July 2022, 2:15pm
Tour

Tour the Dorothy Garrod Building with its architect

2 July 2022, 3:00pm
Talk

The Fitzwilliam Museum at war, 1939–1945

2 July 2022, 3:15pm
Talk

Anna Watkins: Olympic Rower and Newnham alumna

2 July 2022, 3:30pm
Performance

Recital: piano trios with Anna Tilbrook

2 July 2022, 4:00pm
Talk

Novelist Jenn Ashworth explores a writer’s life

2 July 2022, 4:15pm
Talk

The Possessions of Sylvia Plath

2 July 2022, 4:15pm
Talk

Archaeology: Newnham 1500 years ago

2 July 2022, 4:30pm
Catch-UpTalk

Rosalind Franklin: A Celebration

2 July 2022, 5:15pm
Talk

Novelist and scholar Janet Todd reads her new work

2 July 2022, 5:30pm
Talk

The Importance of Sibling Relationships

2 July 2022, 5:30pm
Other

Anniversary Dinner (pre-booked)

2 July 2022, 6:45pm
Performance

Ceilidh Dance

2 July 2022, 7:00pm
FilmTalk

Mary Beard discusses women, Cambridge and classics now

2 July 2022, 7:00pm
Other

Festival Cocoa Party: Open Mic Poetry and Music

2 July 2022, 9:45pm
Performance

‘Dawn’ raga: Traditional Indian song and dance

3 July 2022, 7:30am
In Conversation

Interesting places, interesting times

3 July 2022, 10:15am
Talk

Reflections of a Black woman in the Romantic archive

3 July 2022, 10:15am
Workshop

‘The Sea of Possibilities’: Newnham College Community Tapestry

3 July 2022, 10:30am
Workshop

Portrait Drawing workshop with Clara Drummond

3 July 2022, 10:30am
In Conversation

Professor Rosie Young: Working in medicine in your 90s

3 July 2022, 10:30am
Performance

Public Masterclass and Q&A with Anna Tilbrook and friends

3 July 2022, 10:30am
Talk

Erika Tan presents ‘A legacy for a future unknown’

3 July 2022, 11:00am
WorkshopFamily Fun

The Importance of the Oceans: an event for children

3 July 2022, 11:30am
Talk

150 Years: a Perspective with Gill Sutherland

3 July 2022, 11:30am
Tour

Tour Newnham’s buildings with an architectural historian

3 July 2022, 11:30am
Talk

Conscience in private law

3 July 2022, 11:30am
In Conversation

Writing changed my life

3 July 2022, 11:45am
Talk

June Lindsey: forgotten co-discoverer of DNA

3 July 2022, 12:45pm
Talk

Entrepreneurship: the rollercoaster ride

3 July 2022, 1:00pm
In Conversation

The fairer sex: making women’s fiction equal

3 July 2022, 1:15pm
In Conversation

Why philosophy is still inhospitable to women

3 July 2022, 1:15pm
WorkshopFamily Fun

Tudor Letter Folding workshop with Heather Wolfe

3 July 2022, 1:15pm
WorkshopPerformance

Kuchipudi dance with Ranjini

3 July 2022, 1:30pm
In Conversation

Education today: diversity and the risks of ideological conformity  

3 July 2022, 2:00pm
Performance

Granta Chorale Concert with composer Janet Wheeler

3 July 2022, 2:00pm
Workshop

Writing playful poetry

3 July 2022, 2:45pm
Talk

150 years of Newnham writers

3 July 2022, 2:45pm
In Conversation

Particle Physics Conversations with CERN physicists

3 July 2022, 3:00pm
Performance

Music from Waterbeach Brass Band

3 July 2022, 3:00pm
Family Fun

Fun Dog Show – a first for Newnham!

3 July 2022, 3:15pm
Other

150th Tree Planting and close of the Festival

3 July 2022, 4:45pm
SportFamily Fun

Outdoor and lawn games

Exhibition

Architectural Timeline: our buildings in graphics

SportFamily Fun

Crazy Golf on Old Hall Lawn

Exhibition

From Newnham to Westminster: Newnham politicians

Other

Festival ‘shop’ for College merchandise

Exhibition

Black Students of Newnham: portraits by Myah Jeffers

Exhibition

Earth Emotions: exploring climate change

Tour

Tour the Library and Archives with Newnham’s Librarian

Exhibition

The Newnham Queer Archive: LGBTQ+ histories

Exhibition

Rosalind Franklin, chemist: an exhibition

Tour

Highlights of the College Art Collection tour

Exhibition

Sylvia Plath, poet and novelist: an exhibition

OtherFamily FunExhibition

Inflatable Planetarium

Family Fun

Crafts, stories and activities

Tour

Tour Newnham’s gardens with the Head Gardener

Family Fun

Drawing and colouring (all ages)

Exhibition

100 Years of Working Women’s Summer Schools