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Newnham College

Newnham College
Newnham College
Dorothy Garrod Double En Suite Bedroom
Lucia Windsor
Millicent Garrett Fawcett

The College was established in 1871 as one of the first women’s Colleges. Newnham is still a women’s College and the only undergraduate College with an all-female Fellowship.

The College hosts residential and day conferences, day meetings, workshops and other events in its buildings of warm red brick and white woodwork, grouped around extensive landscaped gardens. There is accommodation for up to 300, dining in College Hall for 180 guests, and a self-service buttery for 120. The College has a variety of meeting and function rooms, menus and facilities which can be tailor-made to suit your event. WiFi is available throughout the College.

The College recently opened the Dorothy Garrod Building, offering meeting facilities for up to 150, including a plenary room, three break out spaces and a beautiful rooftop dining area, with stunning views across the city. There are also 81 double en suite bedrooms and 5 single en suite bedrooms, plus a bright and airy café area.

A short walk away is the added attraction of Cambridge’s city centre: fine architecture, historic buildings and punting on the River Cam. Together, the College and the city make Newnham the ideal conference venue.

Whether you are hosting a large corporate dinner, a family celebration or a small intimate dinner the College can cater for all your requirements

Rooms and Accommodation

  • Rooms
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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
Lucia Windsor Room
120
30
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30
40
Width: -
Length: -
Old Labs
80
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20
-
Width: -
Length: -
Jane Harrison Room
100
30
-
30
40
Width: -
Length: -
Barbara White Room
60
-
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28
40
Width: -
Length: -
Anna Bateson Room
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12
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12
-
Width: -
Length: -
Millicent Garrett Fawcett
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12
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12
-
Width: -
Length: -

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
Lucia Windsor Room
40
-
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College Hall
180
-
-
Pavilion Room
16
-
-
The Iris Cafe
-
-
-

Main Meeting Rooms

Theatre Layout
Classroom layout
U-Shape Layout
Boardroom Layout
Cabaret Layout
Dimensions
Lucia Windsor Room
120
30
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30
40
Width: -
Length: -
Old Labs
80
-
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20
-
Width: -
Length: -
Jane Harrison Room
100
30
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30
40
Width: -
Length: -
Barbara White Room
60
-
-
28
40
Width: -
Length: -
Pavilion Room
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16
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16
-
Width: -
Length: -
Anna Bateson Room
-
12
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12
-
Width: -
Length: -
Millicent Garrett Fawcett
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12
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12
-
Width: -
Length: -
Cynthia Beerbower Room
150
40
36
40
50
Width: -
Length: -

Newnham College Accommodation

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The College's residential accommodation can comfortably host up to 300 guests. The buildings, all linked by an internal corridor on the ground floor, are set in beautiful gardens on a 17-acre site (and, rare among Cambridge colleges, you can walk on the grass!).

There are ground floor rooms with disabled shower and toilets adjacent, and lifts are available in three of the buildings. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in all rooms, as are towels.

Rooms are available either in the traditional college buildings - many have bay windows with spectacular views - or in modern buildings. Most have their own washbasins. A limited number of en suite rooms are available.

Dorothy Garrod Double En Suite Bedroom
81 Rooms
Dorothy Garrod Single En Suite Bedroom
5 Rooms
Total
360 Rooms

Weddings

Civil Licence
Yes
Maximum number for a Civil Ceremony
100
Maximum number for a Wedding Breakfast
130
Maximum number for an Evening Reception
80
Restrictions:

Green Initiatives

  1. The Student Switch Off Campaign: The College signs up to this campaign every year.
  2. Green Gardens… The College monitor and record garden wildlife (moth trap, bumblebee transect; wild plant record; camera trap)
  3. Food Policy/Catering: Newnham don't use plastic in the catering outlets.
  4. Waste Management, the College currently recycle, paper, card, metal, glass, plastic, all garden waste and food waste.

Did You Know?

  1. Newnham is a women’s college, co-founded in 1871 by the suffragist leader Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett.
  2. When the College was first founded, women were banned from the University of Cambridge. Women didn’t receive degrees until 1948!
  3. The buildings and grounds at the College were the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s ground-breaking essay A Room of One’s Own.
  4. Famous alumnae include Emma Thompson, Clare Balding, Jane Bakewell, Diane Abbott, Dorothy Hodgkin and Mary Beard.

How To Find Newnham College

Newnham College
Cambridge
CB3 9DF