Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 19:45

Do Natural Rights Exist? A Historical Perspective

Mónica G. Salmones
Osk. Huttunen Fellow, Research Fellow, Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 18:00
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 13:30

The Medieval Charitable Revolution and the Rise of the Hospital.

Professor Adam Davis, Professor of History, Denison University, Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall. ​

Feel free to bring your lunch, coffee, water and fresh fruit provided.

For further information please contact Dr John Regan at

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 18:00

Nick Shackleton wanted to ensure that research into palaeoclimatology should be continued both at Clare Hall and in the Cambridge Quaternary community, which is why a Fund was established to enable a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall to research palaeoclimatology for a period of up to one year.

It, therefore, gives us great pleasure to invite you to attend a talk by this year’s recipient of the Shackleton Fellowship, Professor Peter Swart. Professor Swart will be speaking about his research as the Lewis G. Weeks Professor of Marine Geosciences at University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

The evening will start at 6pm on 23 November 2017 in the Richard Eden Suite, West Court, Clare Hall. Professor Swart’s talk will be preceded by an introduction by Professor David Hodell, Woodwardian Professor of Geology and Director of the Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research at the University of Cambridge.

This will be followed by an informal buffet dinner.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this occasion.

To attend this event is free, but we require registration for catering purposes.

Please advise us of any special mobility or dietary requirements you may have.

The Eventbrite booking link is here:

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 19:00

Formal dress code.

Graduands and their dinner guests are invited to the drinks reception at 19.00, which will be followed by the Graduation Dinner at 19.30.

The location for these events will be communicated via email.

All graduands are kindly asked to bring their gowns to the Graduation Dinner, as the Praelector will organise a small rehearsal afterwards, to prepare for the graduation ceremony.


Saturday, November 25, 2017 (All day)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 17:30

Susan Steinberg Talk & Film Screening

Event information

29 November 2017 - 5.30pm in the Richard Eden Suite

Friends of Clare Hall Art Society (FCHAS) are excited to present a screening of Susan Steinberg’s documentary film ‘Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman’ – featuring ten extraordinary women artists, followed by a talk and Q&A with the film director.

In her director’s statement, Susan remarks: “Mirrors to Windows... aims to reach out to the creative spirit which resides in each of us, demystifying the elusive artistic practice and making it accessible to a wide audience. This film offers the voices of ten diverse, dynamic and inspirational role models – ten women, across three generations, who are making art work in the 21st century.”

The screening will begin at 6.00pm, with a running time of 76 minutes and will be followed by Susan’s Talk.

The event is free for members of Clare Hall and members of the Clare Hall Art Committee. Please RSVP to FCHAS Secretary Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, at by 26 November 2017.

The event is also open to members of the public, and general admission price is £10.  Please book here:

Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.

FCHAS events are hosted by Helaine Blumenfeld, Patron FCHAS, Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, Hon. Secretary FCHAS, and Dr Marie Janson, Development Director Clare Hall.


Mirrors To Windows - Trailer from SUSAN STEINBERG- SDS Productions on Vimeo.


For Friends of Clare Hall Art Society membership information, please contact Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes on

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 18:00
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 13:30
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 17:00

The PostDoc Committee is launching the '3 Slide Talks', a series of talks for postdocs from all disciplines to share their research with the diverse college community.

Postdocs are invited to present their research in three slides, lasting 15 minutes, with 5-10 minutes for a Q&A at the end. The theme of the talks will vary. Speakers are encouraged to be as creative as they wish with the presentation, but the three slide rule applies. 

Sample Presentation Format (where appropriate, supported by visuals or text):
Slide 1 - Thesis statement or key research question(s).
Slide 2 - Why this is an original contribution to knowledge/humanity.
Slide 3 - How this research will enrich the audiences' daily life. What is the impact of your research?

If you have questions, please email Keri or Marianne

The talks will start at 5pm and discussions can continue into the evening, over a pint and some pizza.

Sign-up HERE