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List Rules People 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Dame Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is an English actress, screenwriter, activist, author, and comedian. One of the UK's most acclaimed actresses, she often portrays enigmatic and matronly ...more

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Sylvia Plath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author
Sylvia Plath (; October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at ...more

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Rosalind Franklin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Scientist
Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work was central to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA ...more

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Clare Balding is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist, Jockey, Presenter
Clare Victoria Balding (born 29 January 1971) is a broadcaster, journalist and author. She currently presents for BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport and formerly presented the religious programme ...more

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Germaine Greer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist, Professor, Screenwriter
Germaine Greer (; born 29 January 1939) is an Australian writer and public intellectual, regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement in the latter half of the 20th ...more

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Joan Bakewell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Television presenter, Journalist, Actor
Joan Dawson Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell, (née Rowlands; born 16 April 1933) is an English journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer. Baroness Bakewell is President of ...more
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Iris Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (; 15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was a British novelist and philosopher. Murdoch is best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and ...more

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Miriam Margolyes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Miriam Margolyes, (; born 18 May 1941) is a British-Australian actress and voice artist. Her earliest roles were in theatre and after several supporting roles in film and television she won a ...more

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Jane Ellen Harrison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Writer
Jane Ellen Harrison (9 September 1850 – 15 April 1928) was a British classical scholar and linguist. Harrison is one of the founders, with Karl Kerenyi and Walter Burkert, of modern studies in ...more
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Charlotte Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Charlotte Wilson
Charlotte Mary Wilson (6 May 1854, Kemerton, Worcestershire – 28 April 1944, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York) was an English Fabian and anarchist who co-founded Freedom newspaper in 1886 with ...more
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A. S. Byatt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author
Dame Antonia Susan Duffy HonFBA (née Drabble; born 24 August 1936), known professionally as A. S. Byatt ( BY-ət), is an English novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner. In 2008, The Times ...more
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Olivia Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Actor
Olivia Haigh Williams (born 26 July 1968) is a British actress, film, stage, and television actress who has appeared in British and American films and television. After studying drama at the ...more
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Patricia Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician
Patricia Hope Hewitt (born 2 December 1948) is an Australian-born British Labour politician, who served in the Cabinet until 2007, most recently as Secretary of State for Health. Hewitt's ...more
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Jane Goodall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Anthropologist, Researcher, Primatologist
Dame Jane Morris Goodall (; born Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on 3 April 1934), formerly Baroness Jane van Lawick-Goodall, is an English primatologist and anthropologist. Considered to be the ...more

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Audrey Richards is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Anthropologist
Audrey Isabel Richards, CBE, FBA (8 July 1899 – 29 June 1984), was a pioneering British social anthropologist who worked mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Astronomer
Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin (née Payne; (1900-05-10)May 10, 1900 – (1979-12-07)December 7, 1979) was a British-born American astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed in her 1925 ...more
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Julie Etchingham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist, Actor
Julie Anne Etchingham (born 21 August 1969) is an English television newsreader and journalist with ITV News. A graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge, Etchingham joined the BBC as a trainee ...more
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Susan Sutherland Isaacs ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Psychoanalyst, Psychologist
Susan Sutherland Isaacs, CBE (née Fairhurst; 24 May 1885 – 12 October 1948; also known as Ursula Wise) was a Lancashire-born educational psychologist and psychoanalyst. She published ...more
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Salley Vickers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Novelist, Writer
Salley Vickers (born 1948 in Liverpool) is a British novelist whose works include Miss Garnet's Angel, Mr. Golightly's Holiday, The Other Side of You and Where Three Roads Meet, a retelling of ...more
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Margaret Anstee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Diplomat
Dame Margaret Joan Anstee, DCMG (25 June 1926 – 25 August 2016) was a British diplomat who served at the United Nations for over four decades (1952–93), rising to the rank of an ...more
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Philippa Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Philippa Fawcett Mathematician
Philippa Garrett Fawcett (4 April 1868 – 10 June 1948) was an English mathematician and educationalist. She was the first woman to obtain the top score in the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos ...more
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Diane Abbott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician
Diane Julie Abbott (born 27 September 1953) is a British politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987. She was the country's first black ...more
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Patricia Duncker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Novelist
Patricia Marjory Duncker (born 29 June 1951) is a British novelist and academic.
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Camilla Wedgwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Anthropologist
Camilla Hildegarde Wedgwood (25 March 1901 - 17 May 1955) was a British anthropologist and academic administrator. She is best known for her research in the Pacific and her pioneering role as ...more
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Penelope Leach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Newnham College, Cambridge Alumni
Psychologist, Author, Presenter
Penelope Jane Leach (née Balchin; born November 19, 1937), is a British psychologist who researches and writes extensively on parenting issues from a child development perspective. Leach ...more