Skip to main content Skip to footer

Clare Hall Colloquium

Date: Tuesday 10 October – Tuesday 28 November 2023, 7.30pm
Location: Clare Hall Meeting Room

Clare Hall’s Colloquia provide members of the College – especially (but not exclusively) Visiting Fellows and Life Members – with an opportunity to present their research, whether in its early stages or already published, in a friendly setting. They are a great way to discuss your ideas, meet fellow members and to contribute to our vibrant community.

The Colloquia typically consist of a 30-45 minute presentation followed by discussion. We attract an audience from many different disciplines and post-talk dialogue is often very lively and constructive. Talks are intended to be accessible to a general audience and speakers are requested to avoid unnecessary jargon and obscurantist language. Presentations are intentionally kept ‘in-house’ with no videoconferencing or recording. The Colloquia take place in term time, 7.30-9.30pm, in the Clare Hall Meeting Room. Refreshments are provided. 

Michaelmas 2023 Programme

10 October: Tristan Begg (U. of Cambridge) – Genomic analyses of hair from Ludwig van Beethoven

17 October: Andy Goetz (U. of Denver) – The next transport revolution: sustainable mobility and decarbonisation

24 October: Margaret Miller (U. of Sydney) – The politics of foreign ethnicity in antiquity

31 October: Alfred Hwangbo (Seoul Nat. U. of Sci. & Technol.) – Historic dwellings of Korea: Gangnam Style to Korean Wave

7 November: Jaume Navarro (U. of the Basque Country) – A physicist confronts religious pluralism: Edmund T. Whittaker (1873 – 1956)

14 November: Susana Sánchez Ferro (Autonomous U., Madrid) – The road to Scottish independence: how the law can shape politics

21 November: Evelyn Nallen (Royal Academy of Music; Weaver Ensemble) – Getting to Mars & Venus — recreating the first modern ballet 1717

28 November: Joshua Mostow (U. of British Columbia) – Re-translating the One Hundred Poets: lineation and heternormativity

Future Colloquia

Although most slots for the remainder of the academic year 2023-2024 are taken, that for 28 May 2024 is still available and others may become available. Please let Kevin know if you are interested in joining as a speaker by emailing him via and forwarding a holding title; a 2-3 sentence description; and brief details of your Cambridge and home affiliations. An abstract accessible to a non-specialist audience (preferably 75 words or less) will be required prior to the meeting. Prospective speakers should note that there is no budget for travel, accommodation or subsistence.