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Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 3.8k views94 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Newnham College, Cambridge and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Newnham College, Cambridge, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Newnham College, Cambridge include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Newnham College, Cambridge alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Newnham College, Cambridge are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Newnham College, Cambridge.

List features graduates like Emma Thompson and Sylvia Plath.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Newnham College, Cambridge?” and “Which celebrities are Newnham College, Cambridge alumni?”
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    Emma Thompson

    Comedian, Film Producer
    Dame Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is an English actress, screenwriter, activist,...  more

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    Sylvia Plath

    Poet, Novelist
    Sylvia Plath (; October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and...  more

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    Rosalind Franklin

    Physicist, Chemist
    Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was an English chemist and X-ray...  more

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    Clare Balding

    Journalist, Jockey
    Clare Victoria Balding (born 29 January 1971) is a broadcaster, journalist and author. She...  more
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    Germaine Greer

    Journalist, Professor
    Germaine Greer (; born 29 January 1939) is an Australian writer and public intellectual,...  more

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    Joan Bakewell

    Television presenter, Journalist
    Joan Dawson Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell, (née Rowlands; born 16 April 1933) is an English...  more
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    Iris Murdoch

    Novelist, Author
    Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (; 15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was a British novelist and...  more

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    Miriam Margolyes

    Actor, Voice acting
    Miriam Margolyes, (; born 18 May 1941) is a British-Australian actress and voice artist. Her...  more
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    Jane Ellen Harrison (9 September 1850 – 15 April 1928) was a British classical scholar and...  more
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    Charlotte Wilson

    Charlotte Mary Wilson (6 May 1854, Kemerton, Worcestershire – 28 April 1944,...  more
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    A. S. Byatt

    Poet, Novelist
    Dame Antonia Susan Duffy HonFBA (née Drabble; born 24 August 1936), known professionally as...  more
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    Olivia Haigh Williams (born 26 July 1968) is a British actress, film, stage, and television...  more
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    Patricia Hewitt

    Politician
    Patricia Hope Hewitt (born 2 December 1948) is an Australian-born British Labour politician,...  more
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    Jane Goodall

    Anthropologist, Researcher
    Dame Jane Morris Goodall (; born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), formerly...  more

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    Audrey Richards

    Anthropologist
    Audrey Isabel Richards, CBE, FBA (8 July 1899 – 29 June 1984), was a pioneering British social...  more
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    Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin (née Payne; (1900-05-10)May 10, 1900 – (1979-12-07)December 7,...  more
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    Julie Etchingham

    Journalist, Actor
    Julie Anne Etchingham (born 21 August 1969) is an English television newsreader and journalist...  more
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    Susan Sutherland Isaacs

    Psychoanalyst, Psychologist
    Susan Sutherland Isaacs, CBE (née Fairhurst; 24 May 1885 – 12 October 1948; also known as...  more
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    Salley Vickers

    Novelist, Writer
    Salley Vickers (born 1948 in Liverpool) is a British novelist whose works include Miss...  more
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    Dame Margaret Joan Anstee, DCMG (25 June 1926 – 25 August 2016) was a British diplomat who...  more
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    Philippa Fawcett

    Mathematician
    Philippa Garrett Fawcett (4 April 1868 – 10 June 1948) was an English mathematician and...  more
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    Diane Abbott

    Politician
    Diane Julie Abbott (born 27 September 1953) is a British politician serving as the Member of...  more
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    Patricia Marjory Duncker (born 29 June 1951) is a British novelist and academic....  more
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    Camilla Wedgwood

    Anthropologist
    Camilla Hildegarde Wedgwood (25 March 1901 - 17 May 1955) was a British anthropologist and...  more
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    Penelope Leach

    Psychologist, Author
    Penelope Jane Leach (née Balchin; born November 19, 1937), is a British psychologist who...  more