Newnham College, Cambridge University

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Characters Katharine Bruce Glasier
The book features as its heroine Aimée Furniss, a recent graduate from Newnham College who has just taken up her first position teaching at a girls' school. Though she finds teaching rewarding, her experiences with...
Cultural formation Emma Frances Brooke
For one of her intensely religious background to attend a secular or ecumenical institution shows some strength of mind. Although the students were expected to inform the Principal of the place of worship they chose...
death Mathilde Blind
She left the greater part of her estate to Newnham College , Cambridge, to support female education through the establishment of a scholarship for Language and Literature.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
She was buried in Finchley Cemetery in...
Education Gillian Allnutt
GA was awarded her Honours BA degree in Philosophy and English at the end of her three years' study at Newnham College , Cambridge.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Education Katharine Bruce Glasier
At nineteen Katharine Conway entered Newnham College , Cambridge, by then in its fifteenth year, where she completed the BA course, though Cambridge did not yet award degrees to women.
Thompson, Laurence. The Enthusiasts. Victor Gollancz Limited, 1971.
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Education Hope Mirrlees
HM studied classics at Newnham College, Cambridge , under the charismatic scholar Jane Harrison .
Beard, Mary. The Invention of Jane Harrison. Harvard University Press, 2000.
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Education Gillian Allnutt
From Rutherford High School for GirlsGA won a place at Newnham College , Cambridge.
Education Q. D. Leavis
Queenie also was known for her bookish habits: her tastes ran especially to Henry James , along with the journals the New Statesman, The Spectator, the Times Literary Supplement, and Time and...
Education Richmal Crompton
She turned down the offer of a place at Newnham, Cambridge , because of the scholarship offer from Royal Holloway.
Education Margaret Drabble
MD received a BA in English with double first-class honours from Cambridge University (Newnham College ).
Sadler, Lynn Veach. Margaret Drabble. Twayne, 1986.
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Todd, Janet, editor. Dictionary of British Women Writers. Routledge, 1989.
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Education Germaine Greer
GG became a Commonwealth Scholar (which meant she held a prestigious and well-funded award) at Newnham College, Cambridge , UK.
Wallace, Christine. Germaine Greer: Untamed Shrew. Richard Cohen Books, 1999.
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Education Amy Levy
AL became the first Jewish woman to study at Newnham Hall (later College) (or indeed at Cambridge University), at a time when women of any kind as undergraduates were a novel phenomenon.
Beckman, Linda Hunt. Amy Levy: Her Life and Letters. Ohio University Press, 2000.
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Pullen, Christine. The Woman Who Dared: A Biography of Amy Levy. Kingston University Press, 2010.
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Education Germaine Greer
GG 's PhD thesis, The Ethic of Love and Marriage in Shakespeare 's Early Comedies, was officially approved by Cambridge University .
Wallace, Christine. Germaine Greer: Untamed Shrew. Richard Cohen Books, 1999.
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Education Emma Frances Brooke
EFB , then in her late twenties, was attending Newnham College (then in its inaugural year and occupying Merton Hall in Cambridge), as one of its eight pioneering female students.
Daniels, Kay. “Emma Brooke: Fabian, feminist and writer”. Women’s History Review, No. 2, pp. 153 -68.
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Edwards, Joseph, editor. The First Labour Annual 1895: A Year Book of Industrial Progress and Social Welfare. No. 1, The Harvester Press, 1971.
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Clough, Blanche Athena. A Memoir of Anne Jemima Clough. Edward Arnold, 1897.
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Anonymous,. “Woman and Home: Miss Emma Brooke, the Author of ‘A Superfluous Woman’”. The North American, p. 6.
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Education Emma Frances Brooke
Newnham College opened in September 1871 with Anne Jemima Clough as its principal, and with five pioneering students: Mary Paley (later Marshall , who encouraged Jane Ellen Harrison to follow her to Newnham), Edith Creak

Timeline

1871
Newnham College for women was founded in Cambridge.
1882
A Hygienic Wearing Apparel Exhibition was held at Kensington Town Hall.
early June 1890
Philippa Fawcett of Newnham College, Cambridge , was placed above the Senior Wrangler in the university's mathematics results.
28 August 1900
Henry Sidgwick , philosopher (and husband of Eleanor Sidgwick , Principal of Newnham College ), died of cancer at his brother-in-law's house in Terling, near Witham, Essex.
Late October 1921
Following the vote against full membership of Cambridge University for women, female students had to enter lectures through mobs of barracking male students.
1926
New statutes at Cambridge University first permitted women to hold university (as opposed to merely college) teaching posts, to belong to university faculties and sit on faculty boards.
1939
Cambridge 's first professorship bestowed on a woman, the Chair of Archaeology. was achieved by Dorothy Garrod of Newnham .