Lydia Devonport

Duty Porter


Lydia graduated from Homerton College in 2019, having studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, before working there as Homerton Union of Students President for a year. She is currently working as a Duty Porter here at Clare Hall. Lydia enjoys reading, playing video games and martial arts.


Sarah Garrison

Sarah joined Clare Hall in July 2021. As Operations Administrator, she supports the work of the Domestic Bursar, provides administrative support to his team, and helps to organise events.

Having graduated in Zoology and Primary Education, Sarah enjoyed a career in teaching and more recently, in the University Playscheme.


Adam Floate

Adam began working at Clare Hall in December 2018 as a Plumber's Assistant, and is now the College's Plumber, reporting to our Maintenance Manager.

Currently in the final year of college to fully qualify as a Plumber, Adam looks after Clare Hall's plant rooms and water/drainage systems, as well as any maintenance tasks reported.

Before Clare Hall, Adam worked at Addenbrookes Hospital for over ten years as part of their maintenance services division, and was the team leader for the fast response team. 


Anne Considine

Anne Considine is Clare Hall's Nurse. She is available to see students on Wednesdays from 9am-5:30pm.

Anne is based at Robinson College, and can help students with a variety of health and welfare needs. This includes assistance with minor illnesses and injuries as well as offering advice and support with emotional
issues. If specialist help is required, she will direct you to the appropriate service such as GP, University Counselling Service or other suitable providers.

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.

Katherine Selby

Communications & Marketing Manager

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Kerry Cooper

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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.