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A college for advanced study at the University of Cambridge

Clare Hall is a graduate college renowned for its informal approach to college life and its international diversity, located at the heart of the University of Cambridge.

A welcome message from our President, Professor Alan Short

Clare Hall was founded specifically for researchers and postgraduate students, who are at the centre of our community along with visiting scholars, Fellows, postdoctoral affiliates, and our staff. The College is in part modelled on the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, envisaged as such from its foundation by Clare College in 1966.

A critically important part of our vision is the largest programme for visiting academics in either university – some 50 Visiting Fellows join us annually, based in the College from three months to a year. In fact, the idea of Clare Hall was in part born out of the historical exclusion of students’ and Fellows’ partners and families from the daily life of the traditional colleges.

Tutorial News: 16 Clare Hallers graduate

29 May 2024 Students

We were delighted to welcome a cohort of Clare Hall graduands for a ceremony at Downing …

29 May 2024 Students

Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge and LUT University, Finland, establish joint agreement and annual Global Prize for solutions to climate change threats

28 May 2024 College life

On 27 May 2024, Clare Hall and LUT University, an international university of technology …

28 May 2024 College life

Clare Hall Tanner Lecture by Professor Allen Buchanan published by the Tanner Board

22 May 2024 College life

The Tanner Board has recently published a lecture by Professor Allen Buchanan from the …

22 May 2024 College life

Clare Hall PhD Student Jade Cuttle selected as a 2024 New Generation Thinker by BBC and AHRC

16 May 2024 Students

Jade Cuttle is pursuing her PhD in literature at Clare Hall, focusing on British …

16 May 2024 Students

Professor Barbara Sahakian receives the Sir Paul Curran Award for exceptional contributions to ‘The Conversation’

13 May 2024 Fellows

Barbara Sahakian, Fellow of Clare Hall and Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in the Department …

13 May 2024 Fellows

Pioneering gene therapy trial led by Professor Manohar Bance makes international headlines

10 May 2024 Fellows

In October 2023, the first human trial for gene therapy for genetic hearing loss …

10 May 2024 Fellows

Professor Andrew Blake elected as Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford

9 May 2024 Fellows

Professor Andrew Blake FRS, FREng, has been elected as one of nine new Honorary …

9 May 2024 Fellows

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The College sits in tranquil surroundings to the west of Cambridge. Our grounds and modernist architecture provide the perfect environment for our members to study and build new friendships.