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Discover the latest Newnham research – in just 3 minutes!

Eight Newnham researchers, from different stages of their careers, give 3-minute introductions of their research as part of #Newnham150.  Newnham has been a centre of research for almost as long as it’s been a…

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Programme launches for Virtual Festival of Arts, Science & Ideas – 10 & 11 July 2021

Join our weekend of free talks, workshops, films, exhibitions and events, that will include big ideas from leading thinkers, super stories for children, specially commissioned music and song from Newnham’s rising stars, poetry, stargazing,…

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Walking on the Grass, Dancing in the Corridors – Newnham at 150

Walk with us on the grass, dance in the corridors and join us to take a fresh look at the whole Newnham community to celebrate the last 150 years of this unique college. Over…

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Prof Rae Langton gives Newnham Anniversary Lecture on Free Speech

Prof Rae Langton gave the second 150th Anniversary lecture last week, on the topic of free speech and democracy. Prof Rae Langton is a Fellow of Newnham, and the current holder of the Knightbridge…

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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…

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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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