The College Archives

Clare Hall's Archives chart the foundation of a new graduate College in the 1960s at a time when the University of Cambridge was expanding. Today, they continue to reflect the national and international research interests of its members.

The Archives are housed in West Court and research visits are by appointment only. Please direct all enquiries to our Archivist - further contact details are below.

The collections are currently being catalogued and will be available to browse and search online via the new Cambridge Archives resource, ArchiveSearch.


Notable collections include:

  • Papers on the foundation of a new graduate College in the 1960s as a centre for advanced study during the development of the University of Cambridge
  • Papers by Richard Eden and other founding Fellows of Clare Hall
  • Photographs of individuals from the College
  • Architectural plans of the College by leading Architect of the time, Ralph Erskine (see below)


  • Papers of alumni including Nobel Prize winners such as Kim Dae Yung
  • Papers of other individuals including Rudi Dutschke
  • Tanner and Ashby Lectures, including by Seamus Heaney
  • Former Masters: Brian Pippard, Robert Honeycombe
  • Links with College Art Collection

An illustrated article on the Archives by one of our Visiting Fellows, Maximiliaan van Woudenberg, following his recent research in the Archives, was published in the latest issue of the Clare Hall Review - see pages 48-49.

Further information on the history of the College is available here.

For details and photographs of some of the 'Treasures of the College' - individuals and items that were considered significant to the history of Clare Hall at the time of our 50th anniversary in 2016 - see this webpage.

Visits to the Archives are by appointment only - to arrange this or for any enquiries, please contact the Archivist via post at Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL; telephone 01223 332375; or email