Friday, 20 September 2019 - 9:00am

This interdisciplinary workshop brings together scholars, policy-makers, and representatives from the UN and NGOs to examine the limits of the current refugee regime and explore alternative solutions. More specifically, this event will be a starting point for a discussion on the suitability and durability of existing solutions to refugee crises and will help bridge the divide between those who formulate international policies, those who implement them, and the refugees who are ultimately affected.

Event organisers:

  • Sigrid Lupieri, Centre of Development Studies 
  • Dr. Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, Fellow and Tutor at Clare Hall, Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

As places are limited, registration is open until 8 June and participants will be selected based on their research interests and to promote a range of perspectives.

Full price tickets: £22
Students tickets: £10

Tickets can be booked here

If you have any questions about this event please contact Sigrid Lupieri.


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Saturday, 21 September 2019 - 7:30pm


The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers whose deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

The group plays old and new traditional material guaranteed to move audiences from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments.


Available on the door £10, £5 (students)


Dining Hall

Saturday, 28 September 2019 - 10:00am

As part of the University of Cambridge Alumni Festival Weekend, Clare Hall is showcasing a couple of our Clare Hall Fellows who will give a short talk on their work. These talks are open to all and will be held in the Richard Eden Suite at West Court, Herschel Road, Clare Hall on Saturday, 28 September from 10 am.

Event Programme

10 am  Coffee and tea served on arrival

10:15 - 10:45 am  Hasok Chang delivers a talk entitled Is physics the foundation of all sciences?

Hasok Chang is a Fellow of Clare Hall, and the Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Until 2010 he taught at University College London, having taken his degrees in the United States. His research focuses on the history of chemistry and physics, and various general issues in the philosophy of science.

10:45 - 11:00 am Q & A

11:00 - 11:30 am  Carolyn Cobbold delivers a talk entitled Food to dye for. The normalisation of chemical food additives 

Carolyn Cobbold is a Research Fellow at Clare Hall investigating how man-made chemicals became legitimised as food ingredients. Before taking a PhD at Cambridge in the History of Science, Carolyn worked as a risk management journalist. Outside of academia, Carolyn has also been involved in helping make coastal communities more resilient to climate change. 

11:30 – 11:45 am  Q & A

If you have any questions regarding this event, please email the Development Office on or phone 01223 332368.


Saturday, 28 September 2019 - 12:30pm

We are delighted to invite Life Members and friends to attend a garden party at Clare Hall on Saturday 28 September 2019. The garden party is an opportunity to say a "thank you" for helping your college. The event is open to anyone who has supported Clare Hall in the past few years through either making a gift, volunteering their time and expertise or to all those who have indicated that they wish to leave a legacy to Clare Hall in their will. A personal invitation will be sent out to those invited shortly.

The afternoon’s programme will start from 12.30 pm with a drink on arrival, followed by a buffet lunch served in the Marquee on the lawn. After lunch, the President will say a few words followed by an opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues.

You are most welcome to bring a partner/spouse or family members.

Please register for this event using the link below and state any dietary requirements.

If you require any further information, please contact Catherine Wise, Development Officer on 01223 332368 or email on


Sunday, 29 September 2019 - 11:00am

Followed by lunch in the Clare Hall Dining Room.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 8:00pm

Oedipus at Colonus, one of Sophocles’ Theban plays (to be performed in Greek at the Arts Theatre 16-19 October)

King Room, Clare Hall

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 7:00pm
Thursday, 3 October 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.

Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 7:30pm

Ljubica Stojanović

J.S. Bach: Overture in French Style in b minor, BWV 831 

Overture, Courante, Gavotte I/II, Passepied I/II, Sarabande, Bourrèe, Gigue, Echo 

S. Rachmaninov: 10 Preludes Op. 23

Dining Hall, Clare Hall, Herschel Road, CB3 9AL, Cambridge


£15 (adults), £10 (students, children, pensioners)

Box Office - 07931287046

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Further Links

Raymond Nicolet Trust

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 - 5:15pm