Friday, July 29, 2016 - 18:00

The President, Professor David Ibbetson, will be hosting a free buffet at the Military Club, Macau on Friday 29 July from 6pm to 7.30pm, and he would welcome any Clare Hall Life Members to attend. Drinks are available to purchase from the bar. Dress code is business attire. We would very much like to encourage as many of you to attend as possible to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Clare Hall in Macau in the company of fellow Life Members.  You are welcome to bring a guest as well.

Our venue is:

Military Club
975 Av. da Praia Grande

Please book to register attendance for catering purposes.

We look forward to seeing you.


Monday, August 1, 2016 - 20:00

'The Alchemist' by Paolo Coelho, the world's most translated living author.

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 19:00

To celebrate the start of the Anniversary Week at Clare Hall the
President, Professor David Ibbetson and the Chair of the 2016 Anniversary Committee, Dr Robert Anderson are inviting guests to attend a drinks reception and buffet to be held in the Richard Eden Suite at West Court.

If you would like to attend, please book here.

We look forward to seeing as many guests as possible for this exciting start to a packed week of events.

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 11:00

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Clare Hall, we have commissioned the publication of Clare Hall: A 50th Anniversary Portrait.  A full colour, richly illustrated book which chronicles the development of the College from its inception to its plans for the future, all from the perspective of those who were there.  Contributions have come from the earliest founding Fellows, former Presidents, Research Students, Visiting Fellows, friends and College staff.

Coffee and Tea will be served for this launch event. 

If you would like to attend, please book here.

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 19:30

Marie Noelle Kendall and Patrick Hemmerlé


Robin Holloway: Champagne Chabrier (World Premiere)

Ravel: La Valse

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Tickets for this concert are priced at £25 and include a light buffet and wine reception following the concert.  

To purchase a ticket, click here.


Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 09:30

Fellow Commoner and Life Member of Clare Hall, Edward Coales will lead a tour of Suffolk’s churches and their architecture. Booking will include the cost of a coach to take guests on the day and to return by coach in the evening.

The tour will take in the churches at Mendlesham; Thornham Parva; Eye; Wingfield; Withersdale and will finish at Wortham with a performance by a local String Quartet.

There will be opportunities to purchase lunch at the Queen’s Head in Eye, alternatively, you may wish to bring a picnic. The return journey will also include a stop at a pub en route back to Cambridge – location TBA.

Tickets cost £40 which includes coach travel, concert ticket and a donation of £2 to every church visited.

To purchase a ticket for this event please click here.


Monday, August 8, 2016 - 11:30

Coach tour to Audley End in Essex, one of England’s finest Jacobean houses. The impressive house that can be seen today is only about a third the size of the vast mansion created in about 1605–14 by Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk. It retains much of its original character, and contains fine Robert Adam and Jacobean revival interiors. The gardens and landscape, shaped by various owners to complement the house, reflect many changes in English garden fashion.

The coach will arrive at Audley End in time for opening hours of 12 noon to 5pm. Guests are welcome to pay entry to the House, Gardens and Stables. English Heritage members can get in for free upon production of Members card.

The cost of this tour is £16 which covers your travel to Audley End only.  This does not include entry to the House and Grounds.

To purchase a ticket, click here.

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 19:30

Cambridge Shakespeare Festival is performing its annual season of William Shakespeare’s plays in the historic and tranquil setting of some of Cambridge’s most glorious College gardens. In this 400th Anniversary year of Stratford-upon-Avon’s most famous resident, Clare hall members are encouraged to take in one of the plays in the programme.

Performances start at 7.30pm and payment is taken at the door.

To register your interest in attending this event, please click here.

Please note, if you would like to buy tickets in advance for the event, please refer to the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival official website.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 11:00

A trip is organised to have a chauffeured punt trip to the picturesque village of Grantchester just outside Cambridge. We will be leaving from Scudamore’s on Mill Lane, arriving in Grantchester for lunch. There is the option to have a pub lunch at one of the village's many pubs or alternatively to bring a picnic and sit on Grantchester Meadows.  After lunch, there will be time to visit the church or the Orchard Tea-Rooms before being punted back to Cambridge.

Tickets for this event only include the cost of a chauffeured punt. Lunch and refreshments to be self-paid.

Booking is essential for this event. 


Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 14:00

The Cavendish Laboratory was founded in the late 19th century, with a generous donation by the University Chancellor William Cavendish, in order to upgrade the pursuit of sciences in Cambridge. Discoveries such as DNA, the Neutron and Electron have been made within these buildings. Emeritus Fellow, Dr Malcolm Longair will take a group of guests on a tour of the famous building.

A minibus will take guests to the Laboratory and will return at the end of the tour to Clare Hall.

Tickets cost £10.

For details on how to purchase a ticket, please click here.

Please note there is a limited capacity for this event.