Cambridge Conversations with Dr Ems Lord

Like everywhere else in Cambridge we are now putting in place plans for the gradual reopening of the College, though it will be some time yet before we are back to normal. We are also planning to take forward some of the positive things we have learned from the coronavirus crisis, in particular, the use of video platforms to enable Life Members in different parts of the world to join College members in Cambridge in some of the activities that help make Clare Hall what it is.

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01 June 2020

Professor John Barrow Awarded Leverhulme Fellowship

Congratulations to Professor John Barrow who has been awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship for 2020-22.

The Fellowship is on 'Cosmological Problems'. It supports work on specific topics that include astronomical tests of varying constants of physics using the Hubble Space Telescope, singularities, dark energy, the Hubble constant problem, higher-order gravity, and inhomogeneous cosmologies.


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06 May 2020

A Message from the President

A few days ago, in an email on another matter, a Visiting Fellow who had decided to remain in Cambridge with his family wrote to me, “We are very glad that we had decided to stay. Clare Hall is probably the best place to stay in this pandemic.” I am sure he is right.

A couple of weeks ago we were very touched to receive a video made by the GSB expressing their feelings. It is posted on the College website and is on YouTube

I encourage you to look at it: it will make you as proud as I am to be a...

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05 May 2020

Professor Frances Spalding Awarded Emeritus Research Fellowship

Professor Frances Spalding has been awarded an Emeritus Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, where she will be completing a book, provisionally titled Art in the Fells:  A Collection, its Maker and its Legacy.

Scant research exists on the vital role of individual patrons during the inter-war years. State patronage of art in Britain had attained a high point during World War I, but it ended abruptly when peace returned.

In the inter-war years, Helen Sutherland emerges as a loyal supporter of the young modernists associated with...

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04 May 2020

Professor Alan Short: COVID-19 and the Emergency Open Plan Hospitals

The rapid spread of the coronavirus outbreak has overwhelmed public health services and systems globally, triggering an urgent need to build temporary structures or convert very large existing buildings into emergency hospitals to treat hundreds of Covid-19 patients. It is important to take all possible precautions to limit airborne cross-infection of patients and medical staff within these huge open spaces. As we breathe, cough or sneeze, a mass of tiny droplets disperse in the surrounding air.  This short film reports on...

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28 April 2020

The GSB Online Easter Seminar Series

The Clare Hall GSB is excited to announce the Easter Seminar Series. 

Starting on Thursday 30 April, these seminars will include current Clare Hall students presenting their work, as well as Fellows, Visiting Fellows, postdocs and life members from all over the world. This is a wonderful way for Clare Hall members to stay connected. The first seminar features Simone Schneider, MPhil student in Sociology; Peter Kesting, Life Member and Zoe Nahas, PhD student in Plant Sciences.

The seminars are restricted to Clare Hall affiliates only....

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27 April 2020

Professor Peter Dronke

The College is saddened to announce the passing of the last of its earliest Fellows, Professor Peter Dronke, an eminent scholar of mediaeval Latin.

He was one of a group of Fellows elected in 1964, two years before the College’s formal foundation.

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24 April 2020

Clare Hall Cricket Club: Plague stops play

The cricket season may be on hold, however, we are grateful to our faithful College cricket reporter the 'Twelfth Man', who provides us with his unique take on the current state of play.

Unbelievable. Rain last year. Plague this year. Cosmic forces clearly have it in for, among other things, the ever-struggling, if ever-resurgent, college cricket club.

First, Brexit had its effect. With extra college financial pressures, Super Sam felt compelled to retire to the backstop. Then Josh began his run for Liberal Prime Minister by standing as a local councillor and getting returned...

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22 April 2020

Cambridge Quaranchats - A new podcast

Clare Hall students have always been very proactive, but we are incredibly proud of how they have risen to the many challenges lockdown has posed to our, usually active, College social life. 

One way our members are staying connected is through the new podcast series Cambridge Quaranchats, the creation of Simone Eringfeld, an MPhil student in Education, Globalisation and International Development. 

Cambridge Quranchats looks at how life for the city's students, Fellows and...

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20 April 2020

Meet Our Students

If you really want to get a sense of the wide range of subjects studied at Clare Hall, the best way is to ask the College members themselves about their specialisms.

In a new monthly series, we ask our postgraduates to share their current work, achievements to date and interests outside of academia.

Animesh Jain 

Animesh hails from India and is pursuing his PhD at the Department of Engineering. He is funded by Harding distinguished postgraduate scholarship.

He is currently studying one of the most...

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20 April 2020