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Undergraduate Study


Newnham is located in the heart of Cambridge. Run by and for women, we’ve been educating exceptional students for nearly 150 years. If you have academic potential, we could be the College for you.

Newnham has a perfect mix of Victorian architecture and modern facilities and is directly opposite the Sidgwick Site (home to the University’s main arts departments). We are a five-minute cycle ride from the science faculties and a short walk to the city centre.

There isn’t a ‘typical’ Newnham student – our students come from every possible background, making Newnham a particularly diverse and welcoming College. Your education won’t be single-sex; you’ll get the same mixed education and social opportunities as at other Colleges, but you have the advantage of being part of a College that always prioritises women, and believes in supporting them to realise their full potential.

Newnham’s stunning and spacious location means we can accommodate all students on site. Many of our rooms have antique furniture and our new accommodation offers en suite facilities; guests are welcome. We have well-equipped student kitchens, daily meals available in our Buttery and formal dinners in College Hall. A new café/bar and a roof-top gym adds to our existing on-site sports fields, tennis and netball courts.

Newnham’s library is one of the best-stocked and most impressive libraries in Cambridge and our high profile alumnae are often on hand to offer career advice and support.

With its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, strong sense of community, excellent facilities and beautiful and spacious city centre site, Newnham is the ideal base from which to make the most of Cambridge. Get in touch with our Admissions Team if you have any questions, or come to visit us during an open day.


College Staff


Prof Dame Carol Black

Admissions Tutor

Dr Sam Lucy

Senior Tutor

Prof Liba Taub

UCAS Campus Code 

Sidgwick Avenue
01223 335783
Courses Available 
All courses except Education
Student Numbers 
For female students only
370 undergraduates
c115 admitted each year
290 postgraduates
Open Days 2018 

See the College website for  information and booking

See also Cambridge Open Days

I love Newnham because it makes me feel endlessly capable of trying new things, learning and working, as well as having fun!


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