Clare Hall Life Member Susannah Maidment on the Evolution of Dinosaurs

Clare Hall Life Member Dr Susannah Maidment appears on the latest episode of Radio 4's The Life Scientific, available to download here. In the programme, Dr Maidment explains her fascination with dinosaurs, her recent dinosaur hunting trips to Morocco and how she became a world authority on Stegosaurs.

Dr Maidment was a Clare Hall Earth Sciences PhD student from 2003-2007 and currently works as a Researcher at the Natural History Museum.

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14 January 2020

Professor John Barrow elected as Academician of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

The College is proud to send its warmest congratulations to Professor John Barrow on his election as Academician of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

This is the oldest supranational Academy in the world and has a strictly limited number of members. He joins Martin Rees, Honorary Fellow of Clare Hall, and Life Member Paul Berg.

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13 January 2020

Dr Mene Pangalos Awarded Knighthood for Services to UK Science

The College is very proud to congratulate Dr Mene Pangalos, Executive Vice President of BioPharmaceuticals Research and Development and Fellow of Clare Hall, on the award of a knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year Honours List in recognition of his services to UK science.

Mene Pangalos said: "I am truly humbled and immensely honoured to receive this award and feel incredibly fortunate to have worked alongside so many talented colleagues and collaborators through...

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08 January 2020

Life Member News: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Life Member Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade’s monograph on the subject of English usage guides and usage problems has recently been published. It is called Describing Prescriptivism: Usage Guides and Usage Problems in British and American English (Routledge, 2020).

It provides a topical and thought-provoking analysis of linguistic prescriptivism in British and American English, from a historical as well as present-day perspective. Focusing on usage guides and usage problems, the book takes a three-fold approach to present an in-depth analysis of...

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16 December 2019

Gillian Beer Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Congratulations to former Clare Hall President, Gillian Beer, on being awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Chichester in October 2019.

In her speech, Dame Gillian said, 'It is an honour and a pleasure to accept this honorary degree from the University of Chichester. It is also particularly poignant for me personally since my mother Ruth Burley (as she was named in those days before her marriages) and her younger sister Hilda both did their teacher training at Bishop Otter College, the founding institution of this university, in the mid 1920s.'


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16 December 2019

Graduation Dinner and Ceremony

On Friday 29 November we had a lovely Graduation Dinner, followed by a Graduation Ceremony on Saturday 30 November for two PhD and seven MPhil students. Congratulations to all of our new graduates!

12 December 2019

2019 Crawford Fund’s Medal

Clare Hall Life Member Professor Lindsay Falvey has been awarded the 2019 Crawford Fund’s Medal. Professor Falvey was recognised for his consistent and significant contributions to international agricultural research across 45 years.

Congratulations from Clare Hall.

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10 December 2019

Honorary Degree for Ekhard Salje

Congratulations to former Clare Hall President, Ekhard Salje, who was recently awarded an honorary degree at the University of Würzburg.

05 December 2019

Professor C. Alan Short Elected as President

Clare Hall is delighted to announce the election of Professor C. Alan Short, MA PhD (Cantab) Dipl'Arch. as the ninth President of Clare Hall who will take up his post from 1 August 2020.  He will succeed Professor David Ibbetson FBA, Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University who will be retiring after seven hugely successful years as President. 

Professor Short has been The Professor of Architecture at the University of Cambridge since 2001 and joined Clare Hall as a Fellow in 2002; he is currently Vice-President.  His research has focussed on developing...

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02 December 2019

The Clare Hall-Zhejiang University Academic Summer Programme 2019: Immersion in Cambridge research

For ten days over the summer, Clare Hall welcomed twenty of the top-performing PhD students from Zhejiang University, one of the top five universities in China. The students joined a highly experimental and ambitious new programme - a tour of research facilities across almost the whole University from pure Physics to the most visual of all the Arts and Humanities. The programme was made possible by Clare Hall's highly interdisciplinary Fellowship and Postdoctoral community which includes leaders from nearly all the University disciplines. Many of our colleagues opened their departments and...

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28 November 2019