Friends of Clare Hall Art Society - Nicholas Juett ‘A Cambridge Exploration’

Please join us in the Richard Eden Suite at 5.30pm on the 28 June for a drinks reception and art viewing, followed by a talk from Nicholas Juett.The event is free for members of Clare Hall and for members of the Clare Hall Art Committee. Please RSVP at by 21 March 2017. The event is also open to members of the public and general admission price is £5. Tickets can be purchased in advance from our... Read more

19 June 2017

Clare Hall Nordic Week

Clare Hall has a vibrant international community of Fellows, Visiting Fellows and students. In celebration of this, the College organises an annual international week of activities and experiences to reflect the culture, history and life of different regions. This year we are putting the spotlight on the Nordic Countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Finland, with a varied programme exploring their architecture, literature, music and culinary delights, not to mention hygge.Our Nordic week starts on Thursday 22 June and will include lectures, concerts, a family event and... Read more

12 June 2017

Postdoc Formal Hall Swap

14 Clare Hall Postdocs attended a Formal Hall swap with Trinity College on 7 June. This wonderful event was preceded by a special invitation to participate in the inaugural Trinity Forum Talks, which consisted of a series of 20 short talks by Trinity postgraduates, and a networking session in the Master's Lodge and Garden. Clare Hall postdocs very much enjoyed meeting and dining with Trinity postdocs in the great hall.We look forward to hosting our Trinity friends in a few weeks’ time. Read more

09 June 2017

The Clare Hall Ashby Lecture 2017

This year's Ashby Lecture will be given by Dr Ha-Joon Chang from the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.  Dr Chang's lecture will be entitled 'How much is the free market compatible with a 'decent' society?'.If you would like to attend this event, please reserve your place here.       Read more

08 June 2017

Digital Interpretations by Steven Mayes

Clare Hall Art Committee warmly invites you to the vernissage of 'Digital Interpretations', an exhibition of new artworks by American artist Steven Mayes at Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AL. The vernissage will be preceded by a wine reception and welcome speeches by the artist and members of the art committee. The exhibition will then continue until 26 July 2017, open to the public daily between 9 am – 5 pm The event is free.Please RSVP at ... Read more

06 June 2017

Annual President's XI vs. Students cricket match

You are warmly invited to the Annual President's XI vs. Students cricket match to be held at Leckhampton Sports Ground on Wednesday 21 June at 2 pm.Although there is no charge the event will be ticketed in order to manage catering provision as full afternoon tea is provided.Please register for the event at Clare Hall Porters' Lodge, where you will be allocated tickets. All College Members are entitled to one ticket + one guest. In addition, for members with families, children are very welcome too. Please notify the porters of the number of children who will attend so we can make... Read more

02 June 2017

The concept of need in Adam Smith by Toru Yamamori

Clare Hall Life Member Toru Yamamori has recently published a paper looking at the concept of need in the prevailing neoclassical school of economics.  Entitled 'The concept of need in Adam Smith', the paper was written during his time as a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall.  Read more about Dr Yamamori's paper in the Cambridge Journal of Economics.   Read more

18 May 2017

Gillian Beer wins Truman Capote Prize

Former Clare Hall President Dame Gillian Beer has been awarded the prestigious Truman Capote Prize for her recent book on the Alice novels, Alice in Space. All members of the college community send their warmest congratulations to her.    Further linksTimes Higher Education reviewLiterature Cambridge... Read more

12 May 2017

Clare Hall Tech Talk

Booking is still open for our Tech Talk on Tuesday 9 May.  The talk by Joe Tondu, President of the Tondu Corporation, is entitled: 'Critical Career Lessons'.To find out more and to book a place at this event click on the link below.   Read more

05 May 2017

Clare Hall Graduate Conference 2017

Registration is open for the Clare Hall Graduate Conference 2017.  This is an excellent opportunity to hear about the work being undertaken by students at Clare Hall.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.Register for this event here more information contact Steve Denman,  Read more

05 May 2017

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 18:00

Clare Hall is delighted to announce a Drinks Reception for all our Life Members in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Tuesday 27 June. The President, Professor David Ibbetson is looking forward to meeting as many Life Members and friends as possible from the surrounding area.

This is a fantastic opportunity to hear news from the college and also catch-up with fellow Clare Hall Life Members.

Our host for the evening is one of our Life Members, Professor Julian Davis Mortenson. He and his family have kindly agreed to host this event at their home in Ann Arbor.

Dress code is smart casual. Partners and spouses are most welcome.

The venue is:

625 South State Street
Ann Arbor
MI 48104

Please register your interest in attending by clicking on the link below. This will help us plan for catering requirements.

We look forward to seeing you!

Clare Hall Development Team

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 19:45

Doug Kelbaugh FAIA (Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan)  

'Urban Cool, How Cities Combat Climate Change'

Cities have huge carbon footprints, but in developed countries they consume fewer resources and produce less waste per capita than suburban and rural areas. Cities are also more productive, creative and socially diverse. In developing countries migration to cities dampens population growth, a growing threat to their environments and sustainability. But cities are getting hotter faster, because of urban heat islands, which need to be addressed to prevent their decanting. Ways to prevent and reduce urban overheating will be discussed.

Clare Hall, Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 17:30

Please join us in the Richard Eden Suite at 5.30pm for a drinks reception and art viewing, followed by a talk from Nicholas Juett at 6pm.

Nicholas Juett is a Cambridge artist whose work interests have taken him from East Anglia to the Polar regions and across Europe. Recently, Nicholas has shown works at Clare Hall as part of the ‘Breathing the Kite’ exhibition (19 January - 1 March 2017). He is currently developing a new series of works entitled ‘Waves at Half Moon’, which is a sequel to his 2016 exhibition ‘Waves of Discovery’ hosted by King’s College, Cambridge. Nicholas’ talk will cover his extensive experience as an artist and his varied roles as a teacher, actor and set designer.

The event is free for members of Clare Hall and for members of the Clare Hall Art Committee. Please RSVP at by 21 March 2017.

The event is also open to members of the public and general admission price is £5, tickets may be purchased in advance from the form below.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 18:00

We are pleased to be holding a Drinks Reception for all our Life Members in New York on Wednesday 28 June at The University Club of New York.

The President, Professor David Ibbetson will be delighted to meet up with as many Life Members and friends as possible from the area. There will be a chance to hear news from the college and to catch-up with fellow Life Members. Our host for the evening is Clare Hall Foundation Fellow, Professor Donald King. Partners and spouses are most welcome.

Venue: The University Club of New York, One West 54th St, New York, NY 10019

Please note dress code is formal and the University Club's Dress Code is as follows:

Gentleman members and guests are required to wear jackets, dress shirts and ties. Lady members and guests are required to wear clothing meeting similar standards; specifically, tailored clothing that otherwise conforms to this Rule, e.g. suits, dresses, or skirts and dress shirts or sweaters, or tailored pants with dress shirts and jackets, elegant sweaters or scarves of equivalent formality. Tailored pants paired with frilly/tailored/beaded tops may be worn without a jacket, sweater or scarf. The following clothing is prohibited in the Clubhouse at all times: jeans, designer denim apparel and other denim clothing, shorts, Capri, clam digger, and cargo pants, T-shirts, halter-topped sportswear and bare midriff tops, mini-skirts or dresses, workout or warm-up suits, sport, beach or thong sandals and sneakers or other athletic shoes. For further clarification regarding dress code please see the University Club website:

Please book to register interest in attending:

We very much look forward to seeing you all.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 20:15

Cambridge Seminar In the History of Economic Analysis at Clare Hall presents:

Trade, Industry and Markets: Political Economy and the Nation in Early Modern France and England

Craig Muldrew
Queens' College, Cambridge

Recent writing about early modern economic thought has tended to focus on mercantilism and the national interest in terms of national competition for overseas trade and colonies. However recent work, such as the volume edited by Philip J. Stern and Carl Wennerlind, Mercantilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and its Empire, have shown that such discourses were inevitably linked to domestic economies and forms of corporate governance. In this paper, I will examine why the politics of trade and the market economy became 'political economy' in France and 'free trade’ in England and then Great Britain.

Everybody is welcome to attend. For more information visit the CAMHIST website



Friday, June 30, 2017 - 19:00
Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 19:30

Schumann: Fantasy Opus 17
2nd Violin Sonata Opus 121

Mélanie Clapiès, violin
Patrick Hemmerlé, piano

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 20:00

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes, a 2016 novel about the composer Dimitri Shostakovitch.

Thursday, July 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 at 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.

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 12:00

We would like to welcome everyone who studied, worked or lived in Clare Hall from its founding in 1966 until 1973; i.e. during the Pippard presidency to our Reunion Day on Friday 14 July 2017.

We are holding a celebration lunch which will be a chance to catch up with old friends. Pre-lunch drinks will be served at 12pm with lunch available from 12.30pm. We hope to be joined by members of the Pippard Family to help honour the first President of Clare Hall, Sir Brian Pippard.

We hope as many of you as possible can join us. Partners and spouses are most welcome.

To book for this event please register here:

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