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Clare Hall Book Club

Date: Monday 4 September 2023, 8pm
Location: Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL
Join the College’s Book Club as they discuss Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (2020).

Piranesi is a fantasy novel by English author Susanna Clarke, published by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2020. The novel is set in a parallel universe made up of an infinite number of halls and vestibules, which triggers a gradual loss of memory and identity in newcomers. Piranesi is a story about transformation and the work of a thinker, transformed. The historical Piranesi, an 18th-century engraver, is celebrated for his intricate and oppressive visions of imaginary prisons and for his precise renderings of classical edifices.

All College members are welcome to attend in-person, meeting in Clare Hall’s Meeting Room, or via Zoom. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to be, please send an email to, confirming your Clare Hall connection and putting the following as the email title: I would like to join the Book Club mailing list.

Learn more about the Book Club on this page