Events

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 - 6:00pm
Thursday, 28 January 2021 - 6:00pm

The President, Tutors and Fellows of Clare Hall invite you to a Burns Night Celebration

Thursday 28th January 2021, from 6-7.30pm, held virtually via Wonder Room.

The evening will start with a welcome from the President, a Toast to the Haggis by Tom Kennedy, and poetry readings by Ian Strachan and Slaine Campbell.

The Catering Department has prepared a special Burns Night Dinner for this occasion. Students: please see the recent email from the Domestic Bursar for details.

View the Burns Night Dinner menu and use the order form via the Dining page of the College website: https://www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk/dining-clare-hall 
(for this dinner only, takeaway will be available from 4pm).

The College would like to extend its appreciation and gratitude to Professor David Cope for his support in making this event possible.

Tuesday, 2 February 2021 - 8:00pm

In this Book Club meeting we'll discuss the recent Korean novel Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

'Stunning ... Pachinko is about outsiders, minorities and the politically disenfranchised. But it is so much more besides. Each time the novel seems to find its locus – Japan's colonisation of Korea, World War II as experienced in East Asia, Christianity, family, love, the changing role of women – it becomes something else. It becomes even more than it was.' - New York Times.

Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 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 Katrina Wilkinson, Office Administrator (kew57@cam.ac.uk) putting the following as the email title: I would like to join the Book Club mailing list

Learn more about the Book Club.

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 - 7:00pm

At Clare Hall, pre-Covid, the Tutors organise special dinners twice a term for students and Fellows. These present a great opportunity to talk to one another about our work and much else.

In these Covid times, the Tutors are holding the Meet the Fellows events online, usually on the platform Wonder. We can still have wonderful conversations.

The next Meet the Fellows event is on Wednesday 17th February, from 7pm-8.30pm.

An email with the Wonder link will be sent to students and Fellows before the event.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 - 5:15pm
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 - 5:30pm
Thursday, 25 February 2021 - 6:00pm

Mark Cazalet talks about art and travel with Frances Spalding

Thursday 25th February, from 6pm, via Zoom

At a time when travel is prohibited and Wanderlust denied, come and hear Mark Cazalet talk about how places have shaped his art. When Clare Hall offered him an exhibition (now delayed until more propitious times) he had just returned from a residency in Japan, where he spent much of his time visiting Zen gardens. A Japanese monk, noticing his studies on paper of rocks, stream, gravel and plants, advised him not to become obsessed with detail but to meditate on the garden: ‘When you go away from that garden you carry that model of our garden with you…and you can re-enter it.’ This is heartening for those of us stuck in lockdown, and there is much else about Mark’s travels, not least his eighteen months in India on a Commonwealth Universities Scholarship, that is surprising and uplifting. He has held a number of residencies, and in 2012 and 2013 was artist-in-residence twice at The Anni and Josef Albers Foundation in Connecticut, America.

Mark has garnered acclaim not only through his exhibitions but also through major church and cathedral commissions, which included his towering Tree of Life at Chelmsford, and two etched and engraved-glass windows for Wesley’s Chapel, in City Road, London. Mark is a Senior Member of Faculty at The Royal Drawing School and also teaches at West Dean College, The Edward James Foundation, Sussex.

If you are interested in joining this Zoom event, please book a place by sending an email to Katrina Wilkinson, kew57@cam.ac.uk, putting the following as the email title: ‘Mark Cazalet Event’.

RSVP on Facebook for a reminder and to share with your friends.

This event has been arranged by Clare Hall Art Committee in collaboration with Friends of Clare Hall Art.

Tuesday, 2 March 2021 - 8:00pm

In this Book Club meeting we'll discuss Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships by Camilla Pang.

'This vital memoir illuminates the power of being on the autism spectrum.' ― The Times

Tuesday 2nd March 2021, 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 Katrina Wilkinson, Office Administrator (kew57@cam.ac.uk) putting the following as the email title: I would like to join the Book Club mailing list

Learn more about the Book Club.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 - 5:30pm
Friday, 19 March 2021 - 5:00pm