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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.

Sohini Kar-Narayan and Jehangir Cama awarded IOM3 Materials World Medal

12 July 2024 Fellows

Warmest congratulations to Professor Sohini Kar-Narayan and Dr Jehangir Cama, Fellows of Clare Hall, …

12 July 2024 Fellows

Clare Hall May Week Event in Photos

11 July 2024 College life

Clare Hall’s May Week Event welcomes members of the College, friends, and guests to …

11 July 2024 College life

Professor Maria Spillantini elected as Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation

9 July 2024 Fellows

Warmest congratulations to Clare Hall Professorial Fellow Maria Spillantini, who has been elected as …

9 July 2024 Fellows

President Alan Short elected to the University Council

5 July 2024 Fellows

President Alan Short has been elected to the University Council as the Head of …

5 July 2024 Fellows

Professor Sohini Kar-Narayan wins Royal Microscopical Society AFM & SFM Award

3 July 2024 Fellows

Congratulations to Professor Sohini Kar-Narayan, Professorial Fellow of Clare Hall, who has been awarded …

3 July 2024 Fellows

Dr Jingyi Jenny Zhao publishes monograph Aristotle and Xunzi on Shame, Moral Education, and the Good Life

1 July 2024 Fellows

Needham Research Fellow Dr Jingyi Jenny Zhao has recently published her monograph on a …

1 July 2024 Fellows

Victory for President’s XI at the Annual Cricket Match

25 June 2024 College life

On the 19th of June, Clare Hall hosted its Annual Cricket Match, drawing College …

25 June 2024 College life

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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.