Newnham College, Cambridge, Clough Hall, Women cm962

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Newnham College, Cambridge, Clough Hall, Women, Sidgwick cm962 Oriental Rug Review is pleased to offer an original article from Century Magazine. "Women at an English University, Newnham CoIlege, Cambridge" by Eleanor Field. This is an original article from Century Magazine, Vol. XLII, #2, June, 1891, 8 pp. (loose), 6 Illustrations, 6 1/2" x 9 1/2".

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Newnham College is a women-only constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England. The college was founded in 1871 by Henry Sidgwick, and was the second Cambridge college to admit women after Girton College. The progress of women in the university owes a lot to the pioneering work undertaken by Henry Sidgwick, fellow of Trinity. In 1871, alongside Anne Clough – the college's first principal – and Eleanor Balfour (Sidgwick's future wife), Sidgwick oversaw the purchase of 74 Regent Street, which was to house five female students who wished to attend lectures but did not live near enough to the University to do so. After moving to Merton House on Queen's Road the next year; in 1875 the first building was built on the current site on Sidgwick Avenue, now called Old Hall. Between 1875 and 1910 the college continued to grow with the construction of three more buildings. In this initial period, all the buildings were designed by Basil

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