Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Dr Elizabeth Rowe

The College is proud to congratulate Dr Elizabeth Rowe on the receipt of an award from the Writers' Guild of Great Britain for the best script in a video game. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice involves a quest into the Norse underworld, and is described as a dark fantasy action adventure. Read more

18 January 2018

Postdoc 3 Slide Talks December 2017

The second instalment in the Clare Hall 3 Slide Talks took place on Friday, 1 December. Three of Clare Hall's Postdoctoral researchers presented their work to an engaged audience in an informal atmosphere.The first talk was provided by Dr Hasan Sari from the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, who presented research on combining magnetic resonance imaging techniques (MRI-scanning) with positron emission tomography (PET) images to quantify leaky brain vessels, which has been connected with Cerebral Small Vessel disease. Cerebral Small Vessel disease accounts for 20% of ischemic... Read more

15 January 2018

New Year Honour for Clare Hall Fellow

The College sends its congratulations to Sir Keith Peters, Honorary Fellow, on his award of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours List.     Further LinksNew Year Honours for Cambridge StarsCambridge in the 2018 New Year Honours List   Read more

05 January 2018

Clare Hall Bursaries & Awards

The College offers numerous bursaries and awards to current and prospective students. See further information about eligibility and application deadlines on the Current Students – Funding and Prospective Students – Funding pages. Read more

24 December 2017

A Night Under the Stars

The Clare Hall Postdoc Committee, in cooperation with the Institute of Astronomy and the Kavli Institute for Cosmology Cambridge, organised “A Night Under the Stars” at the Institute of Astronomy on 3 November. We were delighted to welcome more than fifty members of the Clare Hall community at the event, including enthusiastic children and families with themed cupcakes and hot drinks, for two hours of astronomy talks and telescope tours.Clare Hall postdoctoral members Marco Tazzari (Institute of Astronomy) and Ricardo Chavez (Kavli Institute of Cosmology Cambridge) spoke... Read more

11 December 2017

Clare Hall Graduation

A small group of Clare Hall students and their families gathered for a graduation dinner in the Richard Eden Room on Friday 24 November. Saturday 25 November was cold and sunny as we processed to the Senate House for the graduation ceremony. Congratulations to all.Pictured from left to right: Dr Trudi Tate, Joseph Dale, Callum McKean, Pak Ying Lai, James Holland, Madison Taylor, Kaveh JahanshahiOther Clare Hall students in attendance were Corinne Ketchen, Alexandros Spyridon Arvanitakis, Eleanor Fleming, Gracen Johnson, Adam Kashlak and Wannaporn Rienjang. Read more

30 November 2017

Postdoc Weekend Brunch

The Postdoc Committee organised a free brunch for all Clare Hall members in October. The event was extremely popular and sold out within the first week of advertising. Over 45 Clare Hall Members, students, postdocs and families attended the event. Children played Twister and Jenga, while the adults relaxed in the lounge over a healthy English brunch, which included eggs, baked beans, sausages, home-baked croissants, and a variety of muffins and sweet pastries. Thankfully the weather was on our side and we were able to sit outdoors and enjoy the gardens.We have received lots of positive... Read more

24 November 2017

Postdoc 3 Slide Talks

The first of a series of 3 Slide Talks featured the works of three Clare Hall Postdoctoral researchers. In light of the political climate and several landmark elections that have taken place this year around the world, Dr Irmtraud Huber from the Faculty of English invited audience members to contemplate the political responsibility that we as researchers have.  Using only three slides, Dr Huber stimulated a lively discussion about how sciences and humanities arrive at the truths of this world and the impact that ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ have on our... Read more

20 November 2017

Dr Karen Ersche wins Jacob P. Waletzky Award

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has named Clare Hall Official Fellow Karen Ersche and Garret Stuber of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as co-recipients of the Jacob P. Waletzky Award. Supported by the Waletzky Award Prize Fund and the Waletzky Family, this $25,000 award recognises young scientists who have conducted or plan to conduct independent research leading to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction.Dr Ersche’s research focuses on neuropsychological correlates and neurochemical processes underlying addictive... Read more

16 November 2017

Manuel López-Rey Graduate Prize

Elinor Lieber has been named proxime accesserunt for the Manuel López-Rey Graduate Prize for her outstanding academic performance on the MPhil in Criminology 2016-17.

02 November 2017

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Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 18:30

A gala concert inaugurating the new acoustic installation.

  • 6.30pm pre-concert talk by inventor Shelley Katz presenting the Symphonova Virtual Acoustics system  
  • 7.30pm concert; wine reception during the intermission

Symphonova Orchestra, Shelley Katz, conductor, Abigail Dolan, flute

Programme: works by Vaughan Williams, Adaskin Jeremy Thurlow  (Premiere), Grieg and Janáček. 

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 19:45

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
Professor of Russian History, Brock University

'Russia’s Great War'

Winston Churchill dismissed the First World War’s Eastern Front as “the unknown war.” But its impact was as profound as the fighting in the West. 

Meeting Room, Clare Hall 


Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 18:00
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 19:30
Saturday, January 27, 2018 (All day)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 19:45

Vassiliki Panoussi

Professor of Classical Studies, College of William and Mary

'Combat Trauma in Vergil’s Aeneid'

I examine Vergil’s Aeneid through the prism of current theories on emotional trauma and its relation to the ancient concept of excellence in battle (aristeia). I argue that the controversial ending of the Aeneid points to the fragility of the hero's mental state and contemplates the problem of trauma and recovery for warrior, leader, and empire.

Meeting Room, Clare Hall 

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 20:00

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguri ( A British writer of Japanese parentage and Nobel prize winner )

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 19:45

Jaume Navarro
Ikerbasque Research Professor, University of the Basque Country

Ether and Modernity. The recalcitrance of an agonising object in physics and in culture’

Why did a supposedly falsified scientific object like the ether remain active in the early twentieth century? In this seminar I shall present the results of a research project, soon to be published in a book by Oxford University Press, studying how and where the ether was regarded as part of modern physics and culture, and what historiographical implications this has in the supposed divide between classical and modern physics. 

Meeting Room, Clare Hall

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 13:30
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 16:00

Winter journey

Schubert: Winterreise

Lucy Taylor, mezzo-soprano; Jeremy Thurlow, piano

Schubert's astonishing journey into the alienation and desolation of a bleak winter landscape makes for searing but essential listening.

Admission free.



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