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Anniversary Lecture Series: Professor Mary Beard

“What Jane Ellen Harrison Still Teaches Us: Women, Cambridge & Classics Now” Professor Mary Beard (NC 1973) will deliver the final lecture in Newnham College’s 150th Anniversary Lecture series at West Road Concert Hall,…

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Global Tree Planting – from Scotland to Singapore

Almost a year in the planning and after multiple Covid related postponements, the Newnham Singapore Alumnae group finally gathered on Saturday 19 March to plant 5 beautiful indigenous trees, sponsored by eleven members of…

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Feminist & Radical Histories at Newnham: a new student-led project for the 150th Anniversary

As part of the 150th Anniversary Open Programme, two Newnham PhD students have created a remarkable map, exploring some of the feminist and radical histories associated with the College.  Discover the Feminist & Radical…

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Trees planted in schools in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire

More trees have been planted as the end of the winter season nears, in schools across Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. A tree planting at Challney High School for Girls in Bedfordshire also took place. It…

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Twelve Fruit Trees Planted in Community Orchard, Maryhill, Glasgow

Thanks to Daphne Wassermann (NC 1967) and her friends from Newnham in the Glasgow Book Group, one apple, two cherry, three plum and six pear trees have been planted in the community orchard in…

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Newnham College Boat Club releases 150 intergenerational ‘boatie’ memories to celebrate #Newnham150

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Newnham College, Newnham College Boat Club (NCBC) has collected 150 memories from past and present members. This has been a student-led project to mark the Anniversary of the…

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More trees planted over the festive season

The Festive break certainly didn’t see a break in our tree planting project, with several alumnae opting for a festive planting across Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Closing the year on a hopeful green…

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‘Chaucer Road Gang’ reunite for Tree Planting in Cambridge

On the 17 December 2021, nine of the ten members of the ‘Chaucer Gang’ reunited to plant a Himalayan Birch in the garden of 23 Chaucer Road, Cambridge. A plaque was also created to…

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Plantings at Cambridge Primary Schools during National Tree Week

Thanks to the Cambridge Alumnae Group further plantings took place during National Tree Week at more primary schools in Cambridge. On 29 November alumnae Jo Burch and Avril Pedley planted a Lilac tree at…

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Manchester Association of Cambridge University Women plant trees at local schools #Newnham150

Catherine Bankes (NC 1961) Hon Sec of Manchester Association of Cambridge University Women (MACUW) writes: “To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Newnham, MACUW decided to offer a tree each to two former direct grant…

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