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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.

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

Art at Clare Hall: exhibition by Jerry Scott takes us on a ‘journey through colour and texture’

29 September 2022 College life

Clare Hall is this autumn delighted to present an exhibition by Jerry Scott. Titled …

29 September 2022 College life

Wellbeing: College to present Mindful Meditation Workshop series this autumn

17 September 2022 College life

All Clare Hall members are warmly invited to a series of Mindful Meditation Workshops …

17 September 2022 College life

Climate change: Life Member speaks about UK coastlines on Sky podcast

6 September 2022

Dr Carolyn Cobbold, a Life Member and former Research Fellow at Clare Hall, features …

6 September 2022

Toxic drugs detected with AI – Srijit Seal leads study

2 September 2022 Students

Srijit Seal, a PhD student in Chemistry at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, has …

2 September 2022 Students

Music at Clare Hall: first concert of new academic year announced

1 September 2022 College life

Clare Hall Music Committee is thrilled to release tickets for its first concert of …

1 September 2022 College life

Open Cambridge: Clare Hall members to discuss human brain development, energy harvesting, and human-AI synergy

30 August 2022 College life

Clare Hall is delighted to present an Open Cambridge event around the theme ‘Wondrous Innovation’, which …

30 August 2022 College life

Mathematician remembered: Dr Ems Lord appears on BBC Radio 4 ‘Great Lives’

26 August 2022 Fellows

Dr Ems Lord, a Research Fellow at Clare Hall, appeared in a BBC Radio …

26 August 2022 Fellows

What’s on?

Saturday 15 October 2022, 7.30pm

Saturday 5 November – Saturday 24 June 2023, 7.30pm