Newnham Associates are an elected group of 60 Newnham alumnae, representing all subjects, broad life experiences, and most career routes and industry sectors. 

Current Newnham students and recent graduates are welcome to contact any Associate for help or advice. 

There is a contact form under each person's profile here, which will send an email directly to that individual Associate.

Do click through to LinkedIn profiles wherever they are available - there's often a lot more information there.

Sheila Hayman

Sheila Hayman

BAFTA winner, BAFTA Fulbright Fellow, International Emmy nominee, Time Out 'Documentary Series of the Year', Young Journalist of the Year etc. Currently a Director's Fellow at the MIT Media Lab in Boston.

Originator, director, writer, and manager of creative projects; primarily documentary film but including live performances and events, digital media and novels. Currently working on new ways of extending the audience for classical music, eg an augmented reality app with the Media Lab and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Also interested in the culture and history of technology; wrote and directed a series about the Enlightenment for BBC Worldwide and Beijing TV and now writer/director of ‘SMART’, about the crucial difference between silicon-based and carbon-based intelligence.

She has a long term job running a therapeutic creative writing group for survivors of torture at Freedom from Torture and believes passionately in the healing power of writing - for everybody!

And bakes! In 2012 invented and ran 'Cake in the Clouds', a competition to build the tallest cake at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant; recreational baking is part of a lifelong commitment to leading a creatively fulfilling but low-carbon life. Other elements of this: cycling, playing the fiddle and swimming - weather permitting - in the Hampstead Ladies' Bathing Pond.

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Di Haigh

Susie Harries