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Cambridge University - Newnham College (England)

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[Newnham College] image located by Jan Mertens, 20 September 2009
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Newnham College of Cambridge University (Great Britain) presenting itself at

“Newnham is one of the 31 colleges of the University of Cambridge (...). We have 400 undergraduates, 150 postgraduates, and about 70 academic staff. (...) The College was established in 1871 as a house in which young women could reside while attending lectures in Cambridge. Newnham is still a women's college, and the only undergraduate college with an all-women Fellowship.”

In 1948 Newnham took its place among the other colleges of Cambridge. This page concerns the arms, granted in 1923: “Argent, on a chevron azure between in chief two crosses botonny fitchy and in base a mullet sable, a griffin's head erased or between two mascles of the field.”

These are composite arms incorporating elements of Balfour, Kennedy, Clough, and Sidgwick. The designer, E.E. Dorling, left out a helmet and crest as these were judged inappropriate for women.

The flag, white (or is it light blue??) bearing the arms (no banner of arms, then) may be seen on this Flickr photo by “yo! hanna”, uploaded 26 Mar 2008:

Jan Mertens
, 20 September 2009