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Newnham College

Various photos of the buildings and gardens
Newnham College
College Hall
Various photos of the buildings and gardens
Cynthia Beerbower Room
Newnham College Cafe
Rooftop Pavilion Room
The Lucia Windsor Room is a very versatile room.  It can take up to 120 theatre style, or 50 cabaret.  It can also be used for dinners up to 40.  With natural daylight and built in A/V, there is a foyer adjoining for refreshment breaks.
Lucia Windsor

Set in 20 acres of stunning gardens, Newnham College hosts a variety of events; including residential and day conferences, weddings and dinners, workshops, to name but a few. These events are hosted in the beautiful and stunning buildings that make up the College and are grouped around extensive landscaped gardens. The College has 86 brand-new bedrooms, which includes 81 double en suite bedrooms.

Whether you are looking for ‘old’ Cambridge, in the meeting rooms situated in the older parts of the College, with all of its history. Or ‘new’ Cambridge in the Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham covers all aspects to create the perfect event.

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 is also a fabulous café area, with direct access on to the gardens.

A short 5 to 10 minute walk away is the added attraction of Cambridge’s city centre: fine architecture, historic buildings and punting on the River Cam.

There is also limited car parking available on site and a dedicated and experienced events team.

With 4 separate catering areas, the largest being the College Hall – seating up to 160 guests, plus a more casual Buttery, private dining in the Pavilion with fabulous views across Cambridge and the vibrant Iris Café – all your catering needs are covered at Newnham College.

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Rooms and Accommodation

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Bedroom

Breakout Areas

Theatre
Layout
Classroom
Layout
U-Shape
Layout
Boardroom
Layout
Cabaret
Layout
Dimensions
Lucia Windsor Room
120
30
-
30
40
Width: -
Length: -
Barbara White Room
60
-
-
28
40
Width: -
Length: -
Anna Bateson Room
-
-
-
16
-
Width: -
Length: -
Millicent Garrett Fawcett
-
-
-
16
-
Width: -
Length: -
Sidgwick Hall
60
-
-
20
30
Width: 6m
Length: 11.4m

Dining Rooms

Max Diners
Room Width
Room Length
Lucia Windsor Room
40
-
-
College Hall
160
-
-
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
-
30
40
Width: -
Length: -
Barbara White Room
60
-
-
28
40
Width: -
Length: -
Pavilion Room
-
16
-
16
-
Width: -
Length: -
Anna Bateson Room
-
-
-
16
-
Width: -
Length: -
Millicent Garrett Fawcett
-
-
-
16
-
Width: -
Length: -
Cynthia Beerbower Room
150
40
36
40
50
Width: -
Length: -
Sidgwick Hall
60
-
-
20
30
Width: 6m
Length: 11.4m

Outside Space

Newnham College Accommodation

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The College's residential accommodation offers 86 brand-new en suite rooms, 81 of which are doubles. 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!).

Lifts are available for easy access whilst tea and coffee-making facilities are available in all rooms, as are towels.

Dorothy Garrod Single En Suite Bedroom
5 Rooms
Dorothy Garrod Double En Suite Bedroom
81 Rooms
Total
86 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

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