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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.

Professor Li Su collaborates with national experts on first guidelines for utilising AI in stroke diagnosis

23 February 2024 Fellows

Professor Li Su is a Research Fellow and Tutor of Clare Hall. Spanning over …

23 February 2024 Fellows

Cambridge Mechatronics Ltd, founded by Dr Tony Hooley, has secured over $40m of funding for imaging technology

16 February 2024 Fellows

Dr Tony Hooley is a fellow commoner of Clare Hall, Founder and CEO of …

16 February 2024 Fellows

Tanner Lecture 2024 brings Amitav Ghosh to Clare Hall

8 February 2024 College life

We were delighted to welcome Amitav Ghosh, an award-winning author, global thinker, environmentalist, and …

8 February 2024 College life

President Alan Short featured in research impact study by The British Academy

2 February 2024 Fellows

President Alan Short was recently featured in The British Academy’s report about the research …

2 February 2024 Fellows

Clare Hall Student Rosie Harte interviewed by ITV News about Milan Fashion Week

23 January 2024 Students

Rosie Harte is an MPhil student in modern British history at Clare Hall with …

23 January 2024 Students

Unveiling of watercolour paintings of Clare Hall

18 January 2024 College life

On 10 January, three watercolour paintings of Clare Hall were unveiled in the President’s …

18 January 2024 College life

Two Clare Hall Fellows have been ranked among the top female scientists in the world

16 January 2024 Fellows

Research.com is a leading research portal for academics to progress with their research and …

16 January 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.