Forthcoming Life Members Events

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 18:00

We are pleased to invite you to attend a talk entitled 'Celebrating the legacy of Ann Johnston, Research Fellow at Clare Hall 1979 -1986'. Former Clare Hall President, Dame Gillian Beer will introduce the event. Dr Daniel Jolowicz, current Ann Johnston Research Fellow at Clare Hall, will then give a brief talk entitled The Ancient Greek Novels: a 'sophistic(ated) romp' followed by a short Q&A and refreshments.


Daniel Jolowicz is Junior Research Fellow in Classics at Clare Hall. His work has focused on material written in Greek under the Roman Empire, and the extent to which this material engages with material written in Latin – on which subject he is currently completing a monograph. He has also written on modes of historical allusivity in ancient fiction (especially the so-called ‘Greek novels’) and how these texts advertise their awareness of contemporary, or near-contemporary, events.

In a further project, Dr Jolowicz seeks to pursue the question of how media other than the ‘literary’ – for example, coins, inscriptions, visual iconography – interact with texts written in Greek under the Roman Empire.


The talk will take place in the Richard Eden Suite at West Court, at the far end of Herschel Road on Wednesday 25 April. The talk will commence at 6.00 pm, and there will be an opportunity for Q&A after the talk. Refreshments will be served after the talk. Clare Hall Members are welcome to attend Formal Hall following this talk - booking for this can be done here www.upaychilli.com/

Please book to confirm attendance at this talk for catering purposes. We look forward to seeing you there.
 


If you have any questions regarding this event, please email the Development Office on development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk or phone on 01223 332368

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 16:00

Filmed accounts of war crimes: interviews conducted with survivors, perpetrators and liberators of the concentration camps in 1944 and 1945

When the Soviet and Allied armies were liberating the concentration camps, an immediate concern was how the unbelievable scenes of atrocity could be authenticated for the viewer. There was also a desire by those investigating the atrocities, to interview the survivors and record their testimony for legal proceedings and historical record.  The obvious solution was to film sound interviews with survivors of the camps, former SS guards, British liberators and other eye-witnesses. While synch-sound recording for film was very difficult to conduct in the field as the equipment was bulky, and there were only a handful of sound recording units available throughout the whole of the Allied forces, several such interviews were nevertheless conducted, most notably at Bergen-Belsen. A small number of these recordings were used in the making of the British documentary 'German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (1945/2014)', where they provide a powerful sense of immediacy and raw authenticity to the experience of the viewer. Importantly, there is still little awareness of these films and they have not yet undergone scholarly scrutiny.

Dr Toby Haggith, Senior Curator, Department of Second World War and Mid-20th Century Conflict, Imperial War Museums, will introduce the screening of a selection of these films, explain their purpose, how they were made, and comment on their use as evidence in war crimes trials.

The event will be chaired by Professor David Ibbetson, President Clare Hall. 

There will be a wine reception and small buffet dinner served at 6.00 pm.

Venue - Richard Eden Suite, Clare Hall

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:30

We are pleased to invite you to attend a talk entitled 'Biology and Crime: Implications for Prevention, Prediction and Punishment' given by Professor Adrian Raine, Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology at the University of Pennslyvania.

'The new knowledge being gained from applying neuroscience techniques to understanding crime is creating an uncomfortable tension between our concepts of responsibility and retribution on the one hand, and understanding and mercy on the other. This presentation outlines implications of this body of knowledge not just for understanding the causes of crime, but also for our conceptualisation of moral responsibility, free will, and punishment. If the neural circuitry underlying morality is compromised in offenders, how moral is it of us to punish prisoners as much as we do? Can biological risk factors help better predict who amongst us are prone to future violence? And how can we improve the brain to reduce future violence?'

The talk will take place in the Richard Eden Suite at West Court, at the far end of Herschel Road on Tuesday 1 May. The talk will commence at 5.30 pm, and there will be an opportunity for questions after the talk. Refreshments will also be served.

Please book to confirm attendance.

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please email the Development Office on development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk or call on 01223 332368

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:30

All Life Members and friends are welcome to attend our regular Life Members lunch on the first Thursday of every month. If you would like to attend and do not already have a UPay card, then please purchase your ticket for £10 from the Porters' Lodge and present it to the Dining Hall staff when choosing your meal options.

Any queries please contact the Development Officer at development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and making this a regular monthly chance to talk and share thoughts with fellow Life Members.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:00

With organiser and convener, Dr Lucia Tantardini

Richard Eden Suite, Clare Hall

Following the highly successful Cambridge International Study Day ‘Drawing in ’500 Milan’ (5 July 2016), the conference ‘Drawing in ’600 Milan’ is planned to continue the scholarly debate on the theme of Milanese draughtsmanship of the Renaissance and Early Modern period.

This conference will focus on the topic of Milanese draughtsmanship in the seventeenth century and master draughtsmen native to Milan or active in that city. We intend to focus on some of the major figures in the development of the art of drawing in this period, as well as on minor or previously neglected artists. Papers are also encouraged that will propose fresh interpretations of the visual implications of major socio-historical events - such as the plague of 1630 and the patronage of the Borromeo - as well as aspects of contemporary theory, the activity of collectors and the practice of collecting. We would also like to look at reciprocal influences between centre and periphery, and the developments of media and techniques. For the first time uniting in a round-table discussion the major scholars in this area, this conference aims to highlight both continuities and ruptures with sixteenth-century Milanese draughtsmanship and the new patterns of development in the art of drawing in the seventeenth century.

The conference is free and open to all.

For more information, please contact the organiser and convener Dr Lucia Tantardini lt303@cam.ac.uk

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 17:30

Professor Michael Hall, microbiologist, a pioneer in the fields of TOR signalling and cell growth control will deliver this year's Annual King Lecture. To be held at Robinson College, Cambridge.

More details to follow.

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:30

All Life Members and friends are welcome to attend our regular Life Members lunch on the first Thursday of every month. If you would like to attend and do not already have a UPay card, then please purchase your ticket for £10 from the Porters' Lodge and present it to the Dining Hall staff when choosing your meal options.

Any queries please contact the Development Officer at development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and making this a regular monthly chance to talk and share thoughts with fellow Life Members.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 16:00

Details to be confirmed

Venue - Richard Eden Suite

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 09:00
Please note this event has now been cancelled.  To anyone who purchased a ticket, refunds will be issued shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your support.  Any enquiries should be sent to chjune.event@gmail.com


The President and the organising committee are delighted to invite you to the Clare Hall June event Space - To Infinity and Beyond, to be held on Thursday, 21 June 2018 at 8.00 pm.  The evening will include live music, DJs, glitter face painting, a silent disco and much more.

Location:

Clare Hall


Ticket prices:

Clare Hall Student (with food): £75.20
Clare Hall Student (no food): £61.20

General Release (with food): £86.20
General Release (no food): £72.20

VIP (early entry + queue jump + food + champagne): £92.20


How to buy tickets:

Tickets can be purchased here 


Further information:

For more information about what to expect on the night, please see the official website

Or contact us at ch.june.event@gmail.com
 

 

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 17:30

Professor George Van Kooten, Clare Hall Life Member and Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity (with effect from October 2018) will deliver this year's Ashby Lecture. This will be held at the Riley Auditorium, Clare College.

More details to follow.

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 12:30

All Life Members and friends are welcome to attend our regular Life Members lunch on the first Thursday of every month. If you would like to attend and do not already have a UPay card, then please purchase your ticket for £10 from the Porters' Lodge and present it to the Dining Hall staff when choosing your meal options.

Any queries, please contact the Development Officer at development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and making this a regular monthly chance to talk and share thoughts with fellow Life Members.

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:30

All Life Members and friends are welcome to attend our regular Life Members lunch on the first Thursday of every month. If you would like to attend and do not already have a UPay card, then please purchase your ticket for £10 from the Porters' Lodge and present it to the Dining Hall staff when choosing your meal options.

Any queries, please contact the Development Officer at development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and making this a regular monthly chance to talk and share thoughts with fellow Life Members.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:30

All Life Members and friends are welcome to attend our regular Life Members lunch on the first Thursday of every month. If you would like to attend and do not already have a UPay card, then please purchase your ticket for £10 from the Porters' Lodge and present it to the Dining Hall staff when choosing your meal options.

Any queries please contact the Development Officer at development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and making this a regular monthly chance to talk and share thoughts with fellow Life Members.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 09:30

Friends and Life Members of Clare Hall are invited to join the Clare Hall Spanish Society at an event in Salamanca.​

Address:

Aula Dorado Montero, Edificio Escuelas Mayores, Universidad de Salamanca
C/ Libreros, 30, 37008 Salamanca, España

Agenda:

9:30 am - Institutional opening session

10:00 am - Presentations (2)

11:00 am - Visit to the Old Library

11:45 am - Coffee break

12:15 am - Presentations (2)

13:30 am - Closure of the academic event by the Organizers

14:00 am - Lunch at Fonseca College

17:00 am - Visit to the old Romanesque Cathedral (Saint Barbara's Chapel)

 

Further Links

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:30

All Life Members and friends are welcome to attend our regular Life Members lunch on the first Thursday of every month. If you would like to attend and do not already have a UPay card, then please purchase your ticket for £10 from the Porters' Lodge and present it to the Dining Hall staff when choosing your meal options.

Any queries, please contact the Development Officer at development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and making this a regular monthly chance to talk and share thoughts with fellow Life Members.

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 16:00

Details to be confirmed

Venue - Richard Eden Suite

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:30

All Life Members and friends are welcome to attend our regular Life Members lunch on the first Thursday of every month. If you would like to attend and do not already have a UPay card, then please purchase your ticket for £10 from the Porters' Lodge and present it to the Dining Hall staff when choosing your meal options.

Any queries please contact the Development Officer at development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and making this a regular monthly chance to talk and share thoughts with fellow Life Members.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 17:30

To be held at the Law Faculty, West Road.

More details to follow. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:30

All Life Members and friends are welcome to attend our regular Life Members lunch on the first Thursday of every month. If you would like to attend and do not already have a UPay card, then please purchase your ticket for £10 from the Porters' Lodge and present it to the Dining Hall staff when choosing your meal options.

Any queries, please contact the Development Officer at development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and making this a regular monthly chance to talk and share thoughts with fellow Life Members.