Summer Talk before Formal Hall

Maximiliaan van Woudenberg

Thou art a Clare Haller: Looking at Clare Hall through the Lens of our Archive

While some of Cambridge’s older colleges may boast a longer pedigree, looking at the first fifty years of Clare Hall through the lens of our archive reveals one of the richest and unique traditions among the Cambridge colleges. Many of us know about the founding of Clare Hall, but who are our Nobel Prize winners? What is unrivalled about our swimming pool? Who was Rudi Dutschke? And why are there silver tears in our coat of arms? This talk takes a historical and at times light-hearted, journey through some of the interesting people, events, buildings, and achievements that have shaped Clare Hall since the 1960s. Learn a bit more about our history and traditions, and discover that thou too, art a Clare Haller!