Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 17:00

Clare Hall is pleased to be holding a Reception for all our Life Members and friends in Jerusalem on Wednesday 25 May from 5pm to 7pm. In our 50th Anniversary Year, we would like to enable as Life Members and friends as possible to gather to help celebrate this special Anniversary for Clare Hall. We welcome as many Clare Hall alumni and their partners to join us for this event.

The venue for the event is:

The Belgium House ( Beit Belgia )
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Givat Ram

  • There will be a free food buffet.
  • Dress code is smart casual.
  • Please book to register interest in attending.

We look forward to seeing you.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 13:30

John Drew

'Not a Gentleman's Game, but the People's?' 

Please bring your lunch to the meeting. Fresh water, napkins and fruit are provided. If you feel that you would like to give one of these talks, please contact John Regan,


Friday, May 27, 2016 - 18:00

Professor Alan Macfarlane, University of Cambridge will deliver a lecture entitled:

Four Civilisations Compared: China, Japan, Europe and the Anglosphere

How can we understand the runaway world in which we live? The pressures of mass migration, the doubling of technological power each year, the interconnectedness of electronic communications and the shift of power to the East all lead to an unprecedented situation. What have I learnt in my forty years as an historian and anthropologist which may be relevant to these problems? A short journey through four of four civilizations where I have worked may give us some hints. Each can be symbolized by a tree. China is the 'loving fossil' of the Genko – immensely ancient, durable and huge. Japan is the bamboo – bending, bound together by its roots into one intertwined system. Europe is the sweet chestnut, whose nuts are protected by a spiky and aggressive covering but inside sweet and nutritious like its culture. The Anglosphere (Britain and its former Empire) is the British oak – long-living, very strong and useful in making cathedrals and whisky.

The lecture will be held in the Richard Eden Suite and  followed by a wine reception.  All are welcome.

Please book for this event.

The 2016 Anniversary Lectures Series have been organised by Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, Fellow of Clare Hall.

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 09:30

We are pleased to invite you to the Clare Hall Graduate Conference. This is a unique opportunity for students and Fellows to interact and will take place in the Richard Eden Suite. There will be a panel discussion with students presenting and Fellows responding through a question and answer session. Presentations will be equally distributed among humanities and sciences.  The conference agenda listing all participants, can be found here.

We encourage all the college community to participate. Due to room restrictions, the conference has limited space for 50 people, so please register soon using this link. Once the places are filled a waiting list will be made and in case of cancellations we’ll contact you. Registration closes on Tuesday the 24th of May at 8am.

Lunch and refreshment will be provided. Please state any dietary requirements you might have in the registration form. 

If you incur any problem with the registration or you would like more information please contact Giovanna Maria Dimitri

Looking forward to see you all there,

Giovanna Maria Dimitri and Justine Lin Ji GSB
Students Fellows Interaction Committee


Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 19:30

Piano recital by Mario Alonso Herrero (programme:12 Etudes d'execution transcendante by Franz Liszt).

Clare Hall Music

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 20:15


What does Sraffa mean by ‘classical standpoint’?

Ajit Sinha,
Azim Premji University,
Bangalore, India

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 13:30

Marko Tainio

'Public Health Modelling, and specifically the health effects of cycling' 

Please bring your lunch to the meeting. Fresh water, napkins and fruit are provided. If you feel that you would like to give one of these talks, please contact John Regan,

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 17:30

All Clare Hall families welcome.  Craft activities, supper and a film in the meeting room.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 19:30

Free Event

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 20:00

'Augustus', the 1972 historical novel by John Williams