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Five more trees planted for #Newnham150 at Wendens Ambo

Three birches for sisterhood, a rarely seen elm, and a colourful Japanese weeping cherry were planted in the Essex country-side to mark 50 years since alumna was at Newnham.   Katie Petty-Saphon (NC 1971)…

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Cambridge (and Newnham) power to victory in the 75th Boat Race

In the 75th year of the Women’s Boat Race, Cambridge beat Oxford by a length to claim their 4th consecutive victory. The first Women’s Boat Race saw only Newnham students compete against Oxford (Girton,…

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Germinating community: Newnham students create a Food Forest Permaculture Garden

As part of our 150th Anniversary celebrations, Newnham Gardening Club have begun work on a Food Forest Permaculture Garden: a new area for students to grow their own food and flowers in community with…

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Changing the way women are represented on Wikipedia

A group of students passionate about changing the way women are represented on Wikipedia joined the ranks of Wikipedia Editors this weekend. An informative and entertaining workshop, under the excellent guidance of Dr Alice…

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‘The Entitlement Gap’ holding women back in the workplace

It’s 2021. Women are still paid less well for doing the same jobs as men. (And let’s not even get into the way in which female-dominated career sectors are less well paid overall.) Why?…

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Planting the first tree of our Global Tree Planting Project

Trees matter. They keep us (and the planet) cool, they buttress ecosystems, and they lift our hearts. It’s not just the great rainforests of the Amazon and the Congo that count. Our own urban…

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Symposium: The Global Future of Women’s Universities

Alison Rose spoke on the global future of women’s universities on Saturday, with a panel of distinguished guests hosted by Showa Women’s University, Tokyo. Our Principal discussed the challenges facing British students today, and…

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Collaboration is better than weapons of division, argues Prof Ottoline Leyser, in the #Newnham150 inaugural lecture

From climate change to the Covid pandemic, divisions in society prevent us tackling global problems as effectively as we could. What causes these divisions, and how can we overcome them? In a thought-provoking and…

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A transformational new access University scheme: the Foundation Year

150 years after we were founded to widen access to University education, Newnham College is delighted to be one of the first Colleges to welcome students for a transformative new access programme. The Cambridge…

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