Events

Tuesday, 1 February 2022 - 9:00am

This year's Obert C. Tanner Lectures will take place from 1-2 February 2022, focusing on the subject 'Providing for a nation’s health, in a global context'.

The Tanner Foundation has graciously enabled Clare Hall to hold a double Tanner event across two interconnected evenings.

Please complete this form to receive information on these Lectures via email. We aim to launch the Eventbrite page for digital event reservations on w/c 17 January.


Evening 1

The relationship between national and global health

Professor Allen Buchanan, Professor Emeritus, Duke University; Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona; Professor of the Philosophy of International Law, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College, London.

Professor Cécile Fabre, Professor of Political Philosophy and Senior Research Fellow in Politics, All Souls College, Oxford.

Professor Sir Paul Tucker, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.


Evening 2

The consequences for healthcare practice, globally

Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford University.

Professor Ama de-Graft Aikins, British Academy Global Professor, University College London.

Professor Alexander Bird, Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge; Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge.


In founding the Tanner Lectures, Professor Obert Clark Tanner said,“I hope these lectures will contribute to the intellectual and moral life of mankind. I see them simply as a search for a better understanding of human behaviour and human values. This understanding may be pursued for its own intrinsic worth, but it may also eventually have practical consequences for the quality of personal and social life".

Clare Hall hosts the Obert C. Tanner Lecture in Cambridge. Tanner Lectures are also held annually at Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, University of Utah, University of Michigan and in Oxford at Linacre College.


Further details and booking information will follow soon. Both evening sessions will begin at 5pm.

For any queries, please email college.registrar@clarehall.cam.ac.uk


 

Tuesday, 1 February 2022 - 8:00pm

In this Book Club meeting we'll discuss Civilisations by Laurent Binet - a novel that presents a counter-factual history of the modern world. (English translation, 2021).

Tuesday 1 February 2022 from 8pm

Until we can meet without face coverings, we will be holding Book Club meetings online by video conference (Zoom). All those on the Book Club mailing list will receive a link to join each month's Zoom meeting. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to be, please send an email to Sarah Garrison via operations.administrator@clarehall.cam.ac.uk, 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.

Friday, 4 February 2022 - 8:00pm

New monthly cocktail specials. First Friday of every month in the ALB.

Friday 4 February, 8-11pm


ALB Opening Hours during Lent Term

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8-11pm

(Plus additional days/hours for some events)

A full calendar of events for Lent Term is available here and will be updated as new events are announced (so keep checking back!)


A note on safety

College rules regarding masks apply, so you should wear a mask when not eating/drinking (including when you enter and when you order). You may take your drink to the balcony or to the Fellows' Garden if you'd like to socialise in an outdoor space.


Saturday, 5 February 2022 - 7:30pm

Clare Hall is delighted to present what promises to be a spell-binding concert by our Quartet-in-Residence, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, accompanied by our Musician-in-Residence, Patrick Hemmerlé, on piano.

Saturday 5 February 2022 from 7.30pm
Clare Hall Dining Room


Tickets: £15 General Admission, £10 Clare Hall members, £5 students and children - available soon via Eventbrite. There may be some tickets available on the door, but this is not guaranteed. Please book to avoid disappointment. 

If this concert cannot take place in-person due to Covid-19 we will let our audience know in good time, and refund all tickets.


Programme

Peter McCarthy - Berry Hill (2020)                

Rebecca Clarke - Poem (1926)

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Quartet No.2 (1943)                           

Johannes Brahms - Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34 (1862)


Alan George, a founding member of the Quartet, comments:
"
The first half of our second concert is all-English: not an area we had been particularly known for until 2008, when we found ourselves caught up in the Vaughan Williams 50th anniversary, then Delius in 2012 and Britten the following year. Both the first two composers here have been highly active string players – Rebecca Clarke as one of the finest viola players of her generation, and Peter McCarthy still among the leading double bass and viol players of the Early Music movement. We have teamed up with a large array of distinguished pianists over the years - from Ogdon, Ashkenazy, Schiller in the 1970s/80s to Anna Tilbrook, Simon Callaghan, and Yoko Misumi more recently - so it will be a particular pleasure to begin a new association here with Patrick Hemmerlé."


About Fitzwilliam String Quartet

International recognition came early for the FSQ as the first group to record and perform all fifteen Shostakovich string quartets, drawing on the players' personal connection with the composer. Shostakovich travelled to York to hear FSQ’s performance of his thirteenth quartet, and this musical friendship (the composer’s own word) prospered from then on.

The FSQ has appeared regularly across the world, while making several award-winning recordings for Decca, Linn, and Divine Art. A long-term ambition to record Beethoven and Schubert on gut strings – following the success of previous discs on historical instruments – was finally initiated during their fiftieth anniversary season, with recordings of Schubert’s last four quartets (the C minor and G major are now available). The FSQ remains one of the few prominent quartets to play on older set-ups, yet simultaneously bringing about the addition of over 60 new works to the repertoire.

Having been Quartet-in-Residence at York for twelve years, at Warwick for three, and at Bucknell, Pennsylvania, USA from 1978, their university work continues at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge; at St Andrews; and now at Clare Hall. They have also been granted their own annual chamber music festival at Hay-on-Wye. The quartet’s anniversary season itself included a concert back in Cambridge in March 2019, 50 years to the day after that debut performance.


About Patrick Hemmerlé

Acclaimed for the originality of his programmes and the depth of his interpretations, Hemmerlé is a French pianist living in Cambridge. He can often be heard performing such works as the 24 Chopin Etudes, the 48 Bach Preludes and Fugues, or lesser-known composers such as Jean Roger-Ducasse and Maurice Emanuel, whose public reputation has yet to rise to their worth. Recent pre-pandemic engagements have taken him to New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Vienna, and Prague, as well as many festivals and music societies in England. He has published 3 CDs, which have been well received by the international press. His vast musicological knowledge, and his capacity to clarify complex musical concepts means that he is in demand as a lecturer.

Hemmerlé is laureate of the international competitions of Valencia, Toledo, Epinal, Grossetto, and more recently the CFRPM, in Paris, where his interpretation of Villa-Lobos’s Rudepoema, raised a great deal of interest. Patrick was trained in Paris at the Conservatoire (CNR), under the tuition of Billy Eidi. He has also had lessons with Ventsislav Yankoff, Eric Heidsieck and Joaquin Soriano. 


Useful information for attendees

  • Accessibility details: full step-free access, accessible toilet, lift.
  • Find directions on how to get to Clare Hall and contact details here.
  • Read up-to-date information relating to Covid-19 and visiting Clare Hall on this page.

Photo: Glen T Photography


Sunday, 6 February 2022 - 5:00pm

Board games, music, and kids’ drinks. Pool and foosball for the big kids. First Sunday of every month.

Sunday 6 February, 5-8pm


ALB Opening Hours during Lent Term

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8-11pm

(Plus additional days/hours for some events)

A full calendar of events for Lent Term is available here and will be updated as new events are announced (so keep checking back!)


A note on safety

College rules regarding masks apply, so you should wear a mask when not eating/drinking (including when you enter and when you order). You may take your drink to the balcony or to the Fellows' Garden if you'd like to socialise in an outdoor space.


Photo: Jeremy Peters

Saturday, 19 February 2022 - 7:30pm

Join us for an Intimate Engagements concert on Saturday 19 February 2022.

Programme and format to be confirmed soon.


Tickets: £15 General Admission, £10 Clare Hall members, £5 students and children.

Booking will open in January 2022.


Useful information

  • Accessibility details: full step-free access, accessible toilet, lift.
  • Find directions on how to get to Clare Hall and contact details here.
  • Read up-to-date information relating to Covid-19 and visiting Clare Hall on this page.
  • For media enquiries, please email Katherine Selby, Communications & Marketing Manager.

 

Friday, 4 March 2022 - 8:00pm

New monthly cocktail specials. First Friday of every month in the ALB.

Friday 4 March, 8-11pm


ALB Opening Hours during Lent Term

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8-11pm

(Plus additional days/hours for some events)

A full calendar of events for Lent Term is available here and will be updated as new events are announced (so keep checking back!)


A note on safety

College rules regarding masks apply, so you should wear a mask when not eating/drinking (including when you enter and when you order). You may take your drink to the balcony or to the Fellows' Garden if you'd like to socialise in an outdoor space.


 

Sunday, 6 March 2022 - 5:00pm

Board games, music, and kids’ drinks. Pool and foosball for the big kids. First Sunday of every month.

Sunday 6 March, 5-8pm


ALB Opening Hours during Lent Term

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8-11pm

(Plus additional days/hours for some events)

A full calendar of events for Lent Term is available here and will be updated as new events are announced (so keep checking back!)


A note on safety

College rules regarding masks apply, so you should wear a mask when not eating/drinking (including when you enter and when you order). You may take your drink to the balcony or to the Fellows' Garden if you'd like to socialise in an outdoor space.


Photo: Jeremy Peters

Saturday, 19 March 2022 - 8:00pm

Celebrate the end of term in the ALB, with a St Patrick’s Day theme.

Saturday 19 March, 8pm-2am


ALB Opening Hours during Lent Term

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8-11pm

(Plus additional days/hours for some events)

A full calendar of events for Lent Term is available here and will be updated as new events are announced (so keep checking back!)


A note on safety

College rules regarding masks apply, so you should wear a mask when not eating/drinking (including when you enter and when you order). You may take your drink to the balcony or to the Fellows' Garden if you'd like to socialise in an outdoor space.


 

Saturday, 2 April 2022 - 7:30pm

Celebrated Scottish pianist Alasdair Beatson, known for his intelligent, sensitive playing as well as for his inquisitive mind and carefully considered concert programmes, gives us a recital in which he explores different facets of Viennese-inspired music. From the easygoing Schubert Valses to the complex Schönberg early atonal experiments, from the well known Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien to the true rarity that is Korngold’s 3rd piano Sonata, this programme also includes a work that considers Vienna from the eyes of an outsider - the French Maurice Ravel - whose Valses Nobles et Sentimentales take Schubert into the twentieth century. This programme of echoes and reflections is presented by one of the most interesting pianist of his generation.

2 April 2022, 7.30pm, Clare Hall Dining Room.


Programme:
-Schubert - Valses nobles D 969
-Ravel - Valses nobles et sentimentales
-Schumann - Faschingsschwank aus Wien, op 26
-Schoenberg - 6 Kleine Klavierstücke, op 19
-Korngold - Piano Sonata No 3 in C, op 25


Tickets: £15 General Admission, £10 Clare Hall members, £5 students and children.

Booking will open in February.


Useful information

  • Accessibility details: full step-free access, accessible toilet, lift.
  • Find directions on how to get to Clare Hall and contact details here.
  • Read up-to-date information relating to Covid-19 and visiting Clare Hall on this page.
  • For media enquiries, please email Katherine Selby, Communications & Marketing Manager.