|Colleges of the University of Cambridge|
|College name||Newnham College|
|Named after||Newnham Village|
|Previously named||Newnham Hall|
|Principal||Dame Patricia Hodgson|
|Sister college||Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford|
Newnham College is a women's college in the University of Cambridge. This is a list of the colleges within the University of Cambridge. The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University) located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the Newnham is a district of the city of Cambridge in England. Historically the name refers to a hamlet centred on a mill on the River Cam Year 1871 ( MDCCCLXXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Dame Patricia Hodgson DBE has been the Principal of Newnham College Cambridge, since August 2006 Most of the colleges forming the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford are paired into sister colleges across the two universities Lady Margaret Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England, located at the end of Norham Gardens The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University) located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the It was founded in 1871 by Henry Sidgwick and was the second Cambridge college to admit women, the first being Girton. Year 1871 ( MDCCCLXXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Henry Sidgwick ( May 31, 1838 – August 28, 1900) was an English Utilitarian Philosopher. Girton College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.
The idea of women attending the University was greeted with derision when first seriously raised in the 19th century, but matters progressed nonetheless; in 1868 Cambridge's Local Examinations Board (governing non-university examinations) allowed women to take exams for the first time. Year 1868 ( MDCCCLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap Concrete change within the university would have to wait until the first female colleges were formed, and following the foundation of Girton College (1869) and Newnham (1872) women were allowed into lectures, albeit at the discretion of the lecturer. By 1881, women were allowed to sit university examinations, and in 1921 were awarded "titles" as a result, although they would have to wait until 1947 before they were awarded degrees, and 1958 before they achieved equal rights to their male counterparts. Year 1881 ( MDCCCLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In 1954, a third women's college, New Hall, was founded. Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) Darwin College was the first mixed college and was founded in 1964. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. 1972 saw three men's colleges (Churchill, Clare and King's) admit women for the first time. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Churchill College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge and was founded in 1958 as the national and Commonwealth memorial to Winston Clare College is a college of the University of Cambridge, the second oldest surviving college after Peterhouse. King's College Cambridge is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge now has no all-male colleges and Girton is also mixed, although both Newnham and New Hall remain all-female.
The college attracts a wide range of female students, including those who might not be willing or able to study at mixed colleges for cultural reasons.
In 1928, Newnham and Girton Colleges were among the venues for a series of lectures by Virginia Woolf that resulted in the famous book-length essay A Room of One's Own. (Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941 was an English Novelist and Essayist, regarded as one of the foremost A Room of One's Own is an extended Essay by Virginia Woolf. First published during 24 October 1929, it was based on a series
The progress of women in the university owes a lot to the pioneering work undertaken by Henry Sidgwick, fellow of Trinity. Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. Together with Anne Clough – the college's first principal – and Eleanor Balfour (Sidgwick's future wife), in 1871 Sidgwick oversaw the purchase of 74 Regent Street, housing five female students who wished to attend lectures but did not live near enough to the university to do so. Anne Jemima Clough ( 20 January 1820 &ndash 27 February 1892) was an early English Suffragist and a promoter of higher Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick, née Balfour (1845-1936 was an activist for the higher education of women Principal of Newnham College and a leading figure in the After moving to Merton House on Queen's Road the next year, in 1875 the first building was built on the current site on Sidgwick Avenue, now called Old Hall. Year 1875 ( MDCCCLXXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Between 1875 and 1910 the college continued to grow with the construction of three more buildings. Year 1910 ( MCMX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting
In this initial period, all the buildings were designed by Basil Champneys in "Queen Anne" style to much acclaim. Basil Champneys ( September 17, 1842 – April 5, 1935) was an architect and author whose more notable buildings include Newnham College Cambridge These and later buildings are grouped around some of the most attractive gardens in Cambridge, hidden from the road by the buildings that surround them. A garden is a planned space usually outdoors set aside for the display cultivation and enjoyment of Plants and other forms of Nature. Not only are they lovely gardens, but (unlike most of Cambridge's colleges) all residents can walk on the grass for most of the year. Newnham also had laboratories because women were not permitted into the university labs. A laboratory (informally lab) is a facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific Research, Experiments and These now house a drama space and a library. Drama is the specific mode of Fiction represented in Performance. This library was originally Newnham students' primary reference source since women were not allowed into the University Library. The Cambridge University Library is the centrally-administered library of the University of Cambridge in England. It remains one of the largest college libraries in Cambridge.
Newnham taught a varied curriculum, tailored to the students who generally had far less formal education than their male counterparts (unlike Girton which accepted women on the same terms, and taught them the same curriculum as men in the other colleges). In formal education a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses and their content offered at a School or University. Although it was usual for a male student to take his degree after three years of study, not all Newnham students completed an entire degree course after four years' work.
With the conversion of the last men-only colleges into mixed colleges in the 1970s and 80s, there were inevitably questions about whether any of the remaining women-only colleges would also change to mixed colleges. This seems particularly unlikely at Newnham, which has a proud reputation in standing up for women working in the University (see first section).
|Mary Boyce||1920||2006||British Iranist and doyenne of Zoroastrian studies at SOAS|
|A. S. Byatt||1936||Writer|
|Sarah Dunant||1950||Writer, Broadcaster|
|Rosalind Franklin||1920||1958||Physical chemist, Crystallographer|
|Jane Goodall||1934||Primatologist, Anthropologist|
|Germaine Greer||1939||Australian academic, Feminist writer|
|Jane Grigson||1928||1990||Cookery writer|
|Penelope Leach||1937||Psychologist, Writer|
|Jadwiga Piłsudska||1920||Architect, Pilot|
|Sylvia Plath||1932||1963||American poet|
|Audrey Richards||1899||1984||Social anthropologist|
|Constance Tipper||1894||1995||Metallurgist, Crystallographer|
For details of graduates in mathematics up to 1940 see
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