Robin Walters

Night Porter

Robin joined Clare Hall in April 2021 as a Night Porter, having held the same role at Newnham College for six and a half years. He is a retired police officer and has taken to writing in his spare time, recently publishing a murder mystery set against the backdrop of a television quiz show, with all profits going to NHS Charities Together. Robin is also a keen quizzer and has appeared on numerous TV quiz shows. He is married, with three grown-up sons.


Jess Mackenzie

Alumni Manager

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Kathryn Mitchell

College Registrar

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Kathryn joined Clare Hall in April 2021. As College Registrar, she supports the work of the College’s Governing Body and Committees, provides administrative support to the President, and acts as the interface between Fellows and the College.

Melanie Siddall

Melanie joined Clare Hall in February 2021 and leads the Housekeeping Team as Housekeeping Manager. Having previously worked in frontline policing, Melanie brings with her a keen eye for detail and a hands-on approach with a goal to making everyone’s stay at Clare Hall as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Melanie is also an active musician in and around Cambridgeshire and is looking forward to being involved in the creative arts here at the College. 


Ann Hollingsworth

Tutorial Assistant

Katherine Selby

Communications & Marketing Manager

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Kerry Cooper

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01223 332 360

Neil J Lavender

Head Porter

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Neil joined Clare Hall in December 2020 after retirement from Cambridgeshire Police and leads the Porters Team as Head Porter. Having previously worked in frontline specialist policing departments, Neil brings with him a wealth of people skills and a friendly, warm, welcoming approach to making everyone’s experience during their stay at Clare Hall as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

Sophie Beedell

Development Administrator


Sophie joined Clare Hall in July 2020 after working at the University Development and Alumni Relations Office. Her role is to offer administrative support for the President’s Office and assist the Alumni Manager and Communications & Marketing Manager. Sophie’s responsibilities include updating the alumni database, inputting gifts, and preparing stewardship material.

George Cousins

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01223 332 360