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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 the perfect environment for our members to study and build new friendships.

In pictures: exhibition of landscapes by Jonny Church and C.N. Liew enjoyed at private view

28 November 2022

A new exhibition of landscapes launched at Clare Hall last week, featuring oil paintings …

28 November 2022

Brain androgyny: research by Clare Hall members to feature in BBC documentary ‘Planet Sex’

23 November 2022

Research on psychological androgyny by a number of Clare Hall members, together with colleagues …

23 November 2022

Wellbeing: new mindfulness programme to launch at Clare Hall in 2023

18 November 2022 College life

From January 2023, Clare Hall members are invited to join a new Mindful Art …

18 November 2022 College life

Clare Hall students win prestigious £14K Accelerate-C2D3 grant

16 November 2022 Students

A team featuring four Clare Hall students has won a £14,000 grant from Accelerate-C2D3: …

16 November 2022 Students

Anthropology by children: Dr Kelly Fagan Robinson leads pioneering pilot

14 November 2022 Fellows

Dr Kelly Fagan Robinson, a Research Fellow and Tutor at Clare Hall, has developed an innovative …

14 November 2022 Fellows

‘In October 2022, a group of Life Members from the Clare Hall Spanish Society gathered in Madrid for our twelfth meeting’

11 November 2022 Blog

Luisa Sancho-Arroyo, a Life Member of Clare Hall and Chair of our Spanish Society, …

11 November 2022 Blog

In pictures: pianist Thomas Kelly delights audience at first Intimate Engagements concert of 2022/23

9 November 2022 College life

Around 80 people including Fellows, Life Members and Friends of Clare Hall joined us …

9 November 2022 College life