Friday Family Suppers: Ed Williams

On Friday 3 March Ed Williams, head coach at Elite Swimming Academy, came to our friday family supper to speak about his Channel Swimming Adventures. He is one of the only people in the world to have swum solo across the English Channel, Gibraltar Strait and most recently the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland. Ed talked about resilience, perseverance and goal setting which was well received by the children and adults alike. Full details on Ed's most recent expedition between Ireland and Scotland, including a short video, can be viewed... Read more

23 March 2017

'Clare Hall inspires' postdoc event

‘Clare Hall inspires’ was held on Thursday, 9 March in the Richard Eden Suite at West Court. This one day personal and professional development workshop was developed by the College postdoc representatives for the entire College community as a way of exploring the many benefits of a College affiliation. Attendees were invited to think through the ways their College connection might benefit them both personally and professionally.Sessions included a presentation from the Careers Service, ‘speed mentoring’ with Fellows and Life Members, a career mapping activity, a panel... Read more

13 March 2017

The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture: Air, Comfort and Climate by Professor Alan Short

A new book by Clare Hall Professorial Fellow, Alan Short entitled 'The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture: Air, Comfort and Climate' is out now.  Published by Routledge, the book is a culmination of 30 years’ research and award-winning green building design by Short and colleagues in Architecture, Engineering, Applied Maths and Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge.    Further Links... Read more

03 March 2017

CUDC & Maxer Winter School at Clare Hall

Over the last two weeks Clare Hall has hosted a group of students from Wuhan University as they took part in the China UK Development Centre and Maxer Education Institute seminar programme in Cambridge.The course is designed to offer the opportunity of customised professional courses for students who expect to develop in the fields of social science, humanities, natural science or engineering. The programme is planned to organise outstanding students from outside the UK to come to Cambridge for professional academic and language courses.The college’s Vice-President Stephen Bourne... Read more

23 February 2017

The Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship Lecture

Clare Hall Visiting Fellow Professor Seyla Benhabib will give the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship Lecture on 'From the Right to have Rights to the Critique of Humanitarian Reason. Migrants and Refugees in Political Theory' at the Theatre, Peterhouse tonight, Monday 13 February.No need to book. All are welcome to attend.Professor Benhabib is the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor... Read more

13 February 2017

Dame Gillian Beer book launch

On Monday 30 January Clare Hall hosted a Drinks Reception for Dame Gillian Beer to coincide with the publication of her new book 'Alice in Space - The Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll'. Over 50 friends and colleagues came together to listen to Gillian read from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky poem and to hear about the years of work and research that have gone into her new book.   Further Links... Read more

13 February 2017

Cambridge Trust - Clare Hall Talks

The first edition of the ‘Cambridge Trust - Clare Hall Talks’ took place this week. The series aims to promote the research projects undertaken by Cambridge Trust scholars based at Clare Hall. The event included presentations by Brynja Thorgeirsdottir, Elias Nosrati, Heidi Mogstad and M. Wesam Al-Asali and they were joined by Mrs Helen Pennant, Director of Cambridge Trust.The next event will take place in Easter term. More information is available... Read more

02 February 2017

Boak Masters Awards

Up to three bursaries of £5,000 each are awarded annually to assist graduate students undertaking a Masters degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge. The primary criteria are academic merit and research potential.Applicants must hold an offer of a place at Clare Hall. The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 June and decisions on awards are made by the Tutors in July. The first scholarships will be awarded in October 2017.For further details please contact our Tutorial Administrator at mg448@cam.ac.uk  Read more

26 January 2017

Student speakers needed for the Clare Hall Graduate Conference

The Clare Hall Graduate Conference will take place on the 20th May in the Richard Eden Suite at West Court. The event is a unique opportunity for students and Fellows to interact. Each presentation session will be led by a Clare Hall student with a respondent Clare Hall Fellow. Each presentation session will be limited to twenty minutes, ten minutes for student presentation and ten minutes for Fellow led discussion. We invite short abstracts (max. 200 words) from Clare Hall students. Please also provide a short bio (max. 100 words) along with a nomination of a Clare Hall Fellow... Read more

26 January 2017

Robert Anderson appointed President and CEO of Chemical Heritage Foundation

Clare Hall Fellow and former Director of the British Museum Robert Anderson, has been selected as the President and CEO of Chemical Heritage Foundation. He has been interim President since 28 July, 2016, stepping into the role from his position as Vice Chair of CHF’s Board of Directors. Laurie Landeau, Chair of CHF’s Board of Directors, said of the appointment: “The process of searching for a new president and CEO took us far afield but in the end, we found the perfect person close to home – Robert Anderson, former... Read more

16 January 2017

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Events

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 17:00

A lecture by Clare Hall Fellow, Professor Stefan Collini

GRO6/7, English Faculty, West Road, University of Cambridge

University policy is shifting daily, all around the globe, with staggering social, moral, and economic consequences. Inside and outside of universities, we use a vocabulary of powerful words that is constantly changing: leadership, outreach, innovation, framework. But what do they mean? How do new uses of words affect the work we do and the lives we shape? What old uses are lost, squeezed out by new ones? Where is Raymond Williams when you need him?

Stefan Collini is Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature. He has written widely on intellectuals in 20th-century Britain, and is one of Britain's most widely respected voice in current debates about higher education. This lecture develops themes from his just-published book Speaking of Universities (Verso, 2017).

This talk is organised by University Keywords, a collaboration between scholars in English, History, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, and Computing.

A drinks reception will follow the lecture--all welcome.

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 20:00

'Swing Time' , the latest novel by Zadie Smith

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:30

All Life Members and friends are welcome to attend our regular Life Members Lunch on the first Thursday of every month. If you would like to attend and do not already have a UPay card then please purchase your ticket for £10 from the Porters’ Lodge and present it to the Servery staff when choosing your meal options. 

Any queries please contact the Development Officer on  development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk or phone 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, April 27, 2017 - 13:30

Dr Matthew Gibson

From 'Grey Rock' to 'Red Rock': Yeats, Eliot, and the 'mythical method' of Literary Modernism Revisited

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 18:00
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 19:00
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 20:00

The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane and The Rings of Saturn by W.G sebald
( Two books about places, including some close to Cambridge, but both are more than travel books.)

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12:30

All Life Members and friends are welcome to attend our regular Life Members Lunch on the first Thursday of every month. If you would like to attend and do not already have a UPay card then please purchase your ticket for £10 from the Porters’ Lodge and present it to the Servery staff when choosing your meal options. 

Any queries please contact the Development Officer on  development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk or phone 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, May 11, 2017 - 13:30

Dr Elena Narinskaya
Spalding Research Fellow in Comparative Religion, Clare Hall, Cambridge University

Various people and their messengers in the narrative of the Qur’an: The dynamics of the God-human relationship in the history of the humanity in Sura 7, the Heights.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 19:30

Brodsky Quartet
Programme: Bach, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Beethoven

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