Clare Hall elects two new Associates

The College is delighted to welcome two new Associates to our community this season. 

Sandra L. Suárez is an award-winning teacher and scholar with 25 years’ experience at Temple University. She is Professor of Political Science and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research; and co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Anti-Bias Advisory Board and Director of the Laura Undergraduate Scholars Programme in the College of Liberal Arts.

Sandra was born and raised in Puerto Rico...

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09 April 2021

New Senior Tutor to join Clare Hall

The College is thrilled to announce that Dr Holly Hedgeland will join our community as Senior Tutor this summer.

Dr Hedgeland currently works for Robinson College, where she is Admissions Tutor for the Sciences and Fellow in Physics; and at the Open University, where she is a Senior Lecturer and Staff Tutor in Physical Sciences.

She shares:
“I am delighted to be taking up the role of Senior Tutor at Clare Hall and very much look forward to meeting and working with the students, staff, Fellows, Visiting Fellows and Life Members who together make the College’s unique...

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07 April 2021

Music Committee presents programme for spring/summer 2021

Clare Hall's Music Committee is delighted to share a selection of concerts they are planning for the coming months.

Forthcoming highlights include this weekend's livestreamed cello concert by Adrian Bradbury; a piano recital by Ljubica Stojanovic; and a guitar performance from Daniela Rossi (pictured).

Tap into our Events webpage to explore a full list of upcoming recitals from Clare Hall, along with other events from the College.

In recent months, our Musician-in-...

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06 April 2021

Life Members co-author book on archaeological excavation finds in Sardis

Professors Andrew and Nancy Ramage, Life Members of Clare Hall, have co-authored a two-volume book offering the first in-depth presentation of pottery and other artefacts found in the houses and workshops of inhabitants of the legendary city of Sardis....

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01 April 2021

Clare Hall President and Fellow speak on Naked Scientists podcast

Professor Alan Short, President of Clare Hall, and Dr Madeline Lancaster, a newly-elected Official Fellow of the College, spoke on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire over the weekend. Recordings of both conversations appear in a Naked Scientists podcast, just published. Professor Short spoke about ventilating hospitals, while Dr Lancaster shared why humans have bigger brains than other apes.

Tune in to the podcast at

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31 March 2021

Stuart Dalziel elected Professorial Fellow

Professor Stuart Dalziel has been elected a Professorial Fellowship at Clare Hall, having run the University of Cambridge Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics’ GK Batchelor Laboratory for over 20 years.

Stuart is a New Zealand and British fluid dynamicist. After his undergraduate degree in Engineering Science in Auckland, he completed his PhD in Cambridge in 1988 under the supervision of Paul Linden, and his research – combining experimental, theoretical studies and numerical – spans fluid flows in industrial and environmental problems including...

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30 March 2021

Dr Madeline Lancaster elected Official Fellow

The College is delighted to announce the election of Dr Madeline Lancaster as an Official Fellow.

Dr Lancaster is an American developmental biologist studying neurological development and diseases of the brain. She is a group leader at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, having conducted her postdoctoral work in the lab of Jürgen Knoblich at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria. This work was supported by fellowships from EMBO, the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. During this time...

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25 March 2021

Dr Mary Elizabeth King (1926-2021)

It is with great sadness that Clare Hall announces the death of Dr Mary Elizabeth King, who died peacefully in her home on 20th February 2021. Mary was a long-established friend and benefactor of the College, Professor of Pathology and of course the widow of Professor Donald King, Fellow and Life Member of Clare Hall, who passed away in 2018. Together they generously funded the highly prestigious annual lecture series, the King Lectures in Biomedical Sciences, and a Visiting Fellowship in Pathology. Don and Mary also funded the building of the King Suite, for all of which the College is...

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23 March 2021

Book on the historic battlefield as a cultural construction published by Life Member team

John Carman, a Life Member of Clare Hall and Senior Lecturer in Heritage Valuation at the University of Birmingham, has co-written a new book. Tiled Battlefields – from Event to Heritage (Oxford University Press, 2020) the book asks an apparently simple question: what is a historic battlefield? – and finds a more complex answer than we might think. John researched and wrote this publication with his partner Patricia Carman, who is a Research Fellow in the School of History & Cultures at the University of Birmingham.

John and Patricia write:

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22 March 2021

Life Member speaks about psychiatric work with documentary team

Dr Clive Sherlock, a British psychiatrist and Life Member of Clare Hall, features in a video interview from the makers of Medicating Normal, a new documentary film on the untold story of the intersection between profit-driven medicine and human beings in distress.

In the film, prominent psychiatrists and scientific experts explain how it came to pass that one in five Americans take psychiatric drugs daily, and often for many years. They reinforce the fact that debilitating side-effects including addiction are common, yet not commonly acknowledged. During his...

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18 March 2021