No place like home? New perspectives on displacement and the modern refugee regime

Sigrid Lupieri (Centre of Development Studies) and Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes (Fellow and Tutor at Clare Hall, Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement) are co-organising No place like home? New perspectives on displacement and the modern refugee regime.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... Read more

20 May 2019

Graduation News

A large group of graduands, family and friends joined the President and Fellows for a wonderful graduation dinner on Friday 17 May. On Saturday 18 May, the Praelector presented the following for their degrees: 9 Doctors of Philosophy, 1 Doctor of Education, 2 Masters of Philosophy, and 7 Masters of Business Administration. Congratulations to all. ​ Read more

20 May 2019

Fellow-Student Dinner

The last Fellow-Student dinner for this academic year was held on Friday 3 May. An enthusiastic group of graduate students, Fellows and Visiting Fellows enjoyed a marvellous meal and the chance to talk in detail about their work and interests. Our sincere thanks to the catering staff and to Assistant Senior Tutor Trudi Tate for organising the dinners this year. Photo Gallery Read more

07 May 2019

Clare Hall Cricket Club

Clare Hall Cricket Club is starting outdoor practices this week and is calling out for new members. It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced cricketer or just wanting to try out a new sport, come along and join us every Tuesday, starting tonight (7th), 6-7 pm at Kings and Selwyn sports ground. All the equipment is provided just come along in sports clothes and with a bag full of enthusiasm!This is a chance to join a social sporting club with members from across the College community that has been continually growing over the past few years. As well as the weekly practices we... Read more

07 May 2019

Student Research Profile: Charlotte Salley

Charlotte Salley is writing her MPhil dissertation in the Faculty of English, researching the later novels of Willa Cather (1873-1947). After the grand adventures in Willa Cather’s Midwestern prairie trilogy, two of her later novels – The Professor’s House (1925) and Shadows on the Rock (1931) – turn quietly inward, toward more muted and moody discoveries. It’s from an attic atelier, an ancient cliff dwelling, and snowed-in Quebec City that each character can, should they wish, look out at the world. But Cather, ever an... Read more

02 May 2019

Clare Hall Reflects - Graduate Student Conference

On Saturday 27 April, Clare Hall students, Fellows, and Life Members gathered for Clare Hall Reflects, this year's graduate student conference. A packed day of presentations, discussions, and networking encouraged students to reflect both on their time at the College and to look to the future. Seven students reflected on their year at the College with presentations on their research. Panel discussions on welfare and careers saw attendees reflecting on how to maintain well-being both during and after student life and consider their next professional steps. We... Read more

30 April 2019

Graduation news

Six Clare Hall students graduated on Saturday 27 April 2019. Yan Huang, Vasiliki Mavroeidi, and Stephen Sammut were awarded PhDs, while Alonso Lecanda, Anna Nadalutti, and Jeremy Peters were awarded MBAs.The graduands and their guests enjoyed a marvellous celebration dinner the previous evening, with speeches by Clare Hall Vice-President Alan Short and Praelector Trudi Tate.Congratulations to all.Clare Hall Vice-President Alan ShortYan Huang and familyPhoto Gallery  Read more

29 April 2019

New Book by Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes

Amateur Media and Participatory Cultures. Film, Video, and Digital Media by Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Susan Aasman aims to delineate the boundary line between today’s amateur media practice and the canons of professional media and film practice. Identifying various feasible interpretative frameworks, from historical to anthropological perspectives, the volume proposes a critical language able to cope with amateur and new media’s rapid technological and interpretative developments. Building on key research questions and content analysis in media and... Read more

23 April 2019

Professor David Thouless

The College is saddened to announce the death of Professor David Thouless, Nobel Laureate and Honorary Fellow of Clare Hall.

08 April 2019

Professor John Barrow

Clare Hall Professorial Fellow John Barrow was guest speaker at the recent Jeremiah Horrocks Lecture at the University of Central Lancashire. His talk Our Place in the Universe explained the concept of the expanding universe and the modern evidence for it. For more information click here.John D. Barrow FRS is Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University and Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project, a programme to improve the appreciation of... Read more

02 April 2019

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 1:00pm

Dr Maximiliaan van Woudenberg

College Professor of English and Communications, Faculty of Humanities at Sheridan Institute of Technology (SIT), Canada and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall and Visiting Scholar in the Department of German and Dutch.

A Stormy Night of Ghost Telling: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818)

Meeting Room, Clare Hall

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 5:15pm
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 - 5:30pm
Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 1:00pm

Mr Mark Reader

Research Assistant in Rural Economy, Department of Land Economy, Cambridge

Efficiency Gains in Farming for Climate Mitigation, and System Intervention Points

Meeting Room, Clare Hall

Sunday, 2 June 2019 - 4:00pm

Mélanie Clapiès, violin and Patrick Hemmerlé, piano

Brahms: the 3 Violin Sonatas


Tuesday, 4 June 2019 - 7:30pm

Dr Joel Peck

Research Associate Department of Genetics 

How to Breed Better Politicians

This talk will present a mathematical model of British local politics.  Statistical analysis of the model reveals that voters are unlikely to be able to use performance data to discern differences in the quality of the policies and operations of various political parties, even if these differences are real and substantial. The talk will then present a modified political system which would provide more reliable data that voters could use to make better choices.  Finally, there will be some discussion about how the new political system might be tested experimentally.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 - 8:00pm

The 1965 novel Stoner by John Williams

King Room

Meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month, in the King Room (unless otherwise stated) from 8 pm to around 9.15 pm.  If no venue is given, please ask at the Porters' Lodge.

Thursday, 6 June 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.

Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 1:00pm

Professor Sylvain Veilleux

Professor, Optical Director, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland / Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

Supermassive black holes

Meeting Room, Clare Hall

Saturday, 8 June 2019 - 7:30pm

Graham Walker, cello and Patrick Hemmerlé, piano

Schumann: Fantasiestücke opus 73

Robin Holloway: Sonata for solo cello

Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata

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