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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.

Rowing: Clare Hall Boat Club strikes gold in Newnham Head

7 February 2023 College life

Congratulations to Clare Hall Boat Club’s M1 rowers, who placed joint first in the …

7 February 2023 College life

Behind the lens: GSB film screening to mark LGBT+ History Month 2023

2 February 2023 College life

Clare Hall’s GSB Committee will present a screening of A Fantastic Woman (2017) to mark LGBT+ …

2 February 2023 College life

‘I specialised in medieval death cultures and the ways professional executioners were viewed’

1 February 2023 Blog

We catch up with Hannele Klemettilä-McHale, a Life Member of Clare Hall who now …

1 February 2023 Blog

Materials Science: Professor Sohini Kar-Narayan awarded €2 million ERC Consolidator Grant

31 January 2023 Fellows

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

31 January 2023 Fellows

Sustainability: Life Members named Breakthrough Energy Innovator Fellows

31 January 2023

Kevin Kung and Ian Hu, Life Members of Clare Hall and founders of Takachar …

31 January 2023

Music at Clare Hall: Intimate Engagements concert to include ‘defining’ chamber work of 20th century

24 January 2023 College life

Join us on 4 March 2023 as Jeremy Thurlow, Poppy Beddoe, Henry Chandler and …

24 January 2023 College life

Neuroscience: Clare Hall members explain emotional ‘blunting’ caused by common antidepressants

23 January 2023 Fellows

A team of scientists including Professor Barbara Sahakian, a Fellow of Clare Hall, have …

23 January 2023 Fellows

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Tuesday 24 January – Tuesday 7 March 2023, 7.30pm

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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.