Newnham College Archives, University of Cambridge

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      +44 (0)1223 335738
  • Address
    • Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DF, England, UK
  • Opening Hours
    • Monday-Friday 10:00-13:00, 14:00-16:00 / By appointment only. Please email us for enquiries and appointments.
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  • History

    Newnham College had its beginnings with 5 students lodging in a house in Regent Street, in the city centre, in 1871. By 1875, enough money had been raised to build Old Hall, (then Newnham Hall), the first building on the present Newnham site. The College now has over 600 students. The Archives contain administrative, academic, social, photographic and personal records dating from the College’s foundation. In recognition of Newnham’s strong literary heritage, the College established a Literary Archive in 2011. Rare books, letters, drafts of published work, memoirs and photographs have all been donated to Newnham. The collection forms a link between the writers and the College and it allows us to display the material to inspire current students and encourage an interest in writing.