- 335700 (switchboard)
- Sidgwick Avenue
- CB3 9DF
Newnham is a college of the University of Cambridge, located on Sidgwick Avenue on the edge of the one-time village of Newnham, to the south-west of the city centre. Founded in 1871, the college comprises around 400 undergraduates, 150 postgraduates, and 70 fellows, and exclusively admits women. Rather than being founded as the direct realisation of an ideal, it was built, instead, as accommodation for those who wished to attend University lectures for women, which had begun in 1870.
The late-Victorian, Queen Anne style college buildings are set in ample grounds and famously form a "long corridor", extending much of the length of the college. The college makes a pleasant conference venue for up to 230 delegates. Off the main "tourist trail", the college is open to visitors, and public gardens impressive.