Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 5:30pm
Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 1:00pm

Dr Maximiliaan van Woudenberg

College Professor of English and Communications, Faculty of Humanities at Sheridan Institute of Technology (SIT), Canada and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall and Visiting Scholar in the Department of German and Dutch.

A Stormy Night of Ghost Telling: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818)

Meeting Room, Clare Hall

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 5:15pm
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 - 5:30pm
Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 1:00pm

Mr Mark Reader

Research Assistant in Rural Economy, Department of Land Economy, Cambridge

Efficiency Gains in Farming for Climate Mitigation, and System Intervention Points

Meeting Room, Clare Hall

Sunday, 2 June 2019 - 4:00pm

Mélanie Clapiès, violin and Patrick Hemmerlé, piano

Brahms: the 3 Violin Sonatas


Tuesday, 4 June 2019 - 7:30pm

Dr Joel Peck

Research Associate Department of Genetics 

How to Breed Better Politicians

This talk will present a mathematical model of British local politics.  Statistical analysis of the model reveals that voters are unlikely to be able to use performance data to discern differences in the quality of the policies and operations of various political parties, even if these differences are real and substantial. The talk will then present a modified political system which would provide more reliable data that voters could use to make better choices.  Finally, there will be some discussion about how the new political system might be tested experimentally.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 - 8:00pm

The 1965 novel Stoner by John Williams

King Room

Meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month, in the King Room (unless otherwise stated) from 8 pm to around 9.15 pm.  If no venue is given, please ask at the Porters' Lodge.

Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 12:30pm

All Life Members and friends are welcome to attend our regular Life Members Lunch on the first and third Thursday of every month. If you would like to attend and do not already have a UPay card, then please purchase your meal card for £10.50 from the Porters’ Lodge and present it to the servery staff when choosing your meal options. 

Any queries, please contact the Development Officer on or call on 01223 332368. 

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and making this a regular monthly chance to talk and share thoughts with fellow Life Members.

Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 1:00pm

Professor Sylvain Veilleux

Professor, Optical Director, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland / Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

Supermassive black holes

Meeting Room, Clare Hall