A Message from the President of the June Event Committee

It is with the deepest regret and no small amount of disappointment that I must announce the cancellation of the Clare Hall June Event 2018. I know this comes as a great disappointment to yourselves as well as to the June Event Committee and the College. I am incredibly grateful for your support and understanding.The committee did not receive the interest necessary to continue without entering a vast deficit and affecting future College events. In order to preserve your ticket money for refunds, the committee had to take this difficult decision before entering into key contracts, and... Read more

19 April 2018

Clare Hall Postdoc Formal Swap with Homerton College

Six of our Postdoctoral affiliates recently joined Fellows and Postdoctoral members for Formal Hall at Homerton College. They enjoyed pre-dinner drinks in the Combination room, dinner at the high table and a post-dinner social. Some of Homerton College’s Postdoctoral members had joined our members in November last year to enjoy a social and dinner at Clare Hall, alongside other members of Wolfson and Emmanuel College too.  Read more

19 April 2018

Clare Hall Postdoc Welcome Dinner

The Clare Hall Postdoc Welcome Dinner took place on 21 February in College. The event was an opportunity for new and former Postdoctoral affiliates of the College to get to know each other.  It also served as an introduction to all the Postdoc activities running throughout the year.The evening started with pre-dinner drinks in the King Room. After an informal chat and introduction to the College and the Postdoc Committee, some of the Postdocs then joined Formal Hall with post-dinner drinks at the bar.For more information on the Postdoc community at Clare Hall, see our... Read more

09 April 2018

Clare Hall - St Cross Exchange Lecture and Dinner

On Friday, 16 March 2018 Clare Hall was delighted to host a lecture and dinner to welcome visitors from St Cross College. St Cross is our sister college in Oxford and this event was the first in what we hope will become an established tradition of exchange. The evening began with an engaging and beautifully illustrated talk by Professor Alan Short entitled The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture. Truly inter-disciplinary and ranging across both past and present concerns with the ecology of building, Professor Short challenged us all to think deeply and critically about... Read more

26 March 2018

Clare Hall June Event

Please note this event has now been cancelled.  To anyone who purchased a ticket, refunds will be issued shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your support.  Any enquiries should be sent to chjune.event@gmail.com The President and the organising committee are delighted to invite you to the Clare Hall June event Space - To Infinity and Beyond, to be held on Thursday, 21 June 2018 at 8.00 pm.  The evening will include live music, DJs, glitter face painting, a silent disco... Read more

26 March 2018

Friends of Clare Hall Art Society Event with Henryk Hetflaisz

Friends of Clare Hall Art Society (FCHAS) are pleased to present a talk by Henryk Hetflaisz entitled 'Moving Light' on the 8 March 2018. Henryk Hetflaisz is a Polish-born photographic artist, working in London. He had several shows in London's Surface Gallery, The Italian Institute in New York and at Gallery 27 on Cork Street.The talk will take place in the Richard Eden Suite with a Q&A session and wine reception to follow. Book at ... Read more

19 February 2018

Postdocs 3 Slide Talks

The third of our series of 3 Slide Talks featured the works of three Clare Hall Fellows. Kick starting the night was our Research Fellow from the Department of History, Dr Carolyn Cobbold, on the history of food and the role of science and scientists in the creation and regulation of food products and ingredients. We learned about the influence of chemists and the evolution of food colouring throughout various European countries and the US and what to look out for in modern day ingredient lists. This fascinating talk fuelled a lively discussion on how food regulations today operate and how it... Read more

19 February 2018

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

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 18:00

We are pleased to invite you to attend a talk entitled 'Celebrating the legacy of Ann Johnston, Research Fellow at Clare Hall 1979 -1986'. Former Clare Hall President, Dame Gillian Beer will introduce the event. Dr Daniel Jolowicz, current Ann Johnston Research Fellow at Clare Hall, will then give a brief talk entitled The Ancient Greek Novels: a 'sophistic(ated) romp' followed by a short Q&A and refreshments.

Daniel Jolowicz is Junior Research Fellow in Classics at Clare Hall. His work has focused on material written in Greek under the Roman Empire, and the extent to which this material engages with material written in Latin – on which subject he is currently completing a monograph. He has also written on modes of historical allusivity in ancient fiction (especially the so-called ‘Greek novels’) and how these texts advertise their awareness of contemporary, or near-contemporary, events.

In a further project, Dr Jolowicz seeks to pursue the question of how media other than the ‘literary’ – for example, coins, inscriptions, visual iconography – interact with texts written in Greek under the Roman Empire.

The talk will take place in the Richard Eden Suite at West Court, at the far end of Herschel Road on Wednesday 25 April. The talk will commence at 6.00 pm, and there will be an opportunity for Q&A after the talk. Refreshments will be served after the talk. Clare Hall Members are welcome to attend Formal Hall following this talk - booking for this can be done here www.upaychilli.com/

Please book to confirm attendance at this talk for catering purposes. We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please email the Development Office on development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk or phone on 01223 332368

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 19:00

Members of the Governing Body, Emeritus Fellows, current Visiting Fellows, Associate Members and Graduate Students are invited to a reception to welcome new Official Fellows, Visiting Fellows, Research Fellows, Associate Members and their partners at Clare Hall on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 at 7.00 pm.

We hope that members will be able to attend the reception and also the Wednesday dinner afterwards. If you wish to attend the dinner, please use our online booking system.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 13:30

Steve Denman
PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture, Clare Hall

‘Cycling cities. Culture or conditions? Evidence from UK commuters’

Rates of cycling vary significantly from place to place. While 43% of the resident workers of Cambridge cycle to work, the UK average stands at just 3%. This huge variation is not well understood. Many factors influence the decision to cycle to work. Some are outside the sphere of public policy, such as weather and hilliness.  Others are subject to the effects of policy interventions, such as the provision of cycle paths separated from traffic. I will introduce a methodology to categorise and visualise cycling infrastructure of cities and present initial findings from a travel demand model, comparing stated mode of travel for UK commuters with land use, environmental amenities, and cycle infrastructure provision of corresponding commuting corridors.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 (All day)

Senate House

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 19:30

Delius and Gauguin: Exchanges between Composers and Artists

Midori Komachi, violin, Simon Callaghan, piano


Delius Sonata for Violin and Piano B major op. Posth

Grieg (arr. Sauret) Solvejg's Song and Jeg Elsker Dig

Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major 

Delius Sonata for Violin and Piano no. 3

Admission is free and all are welcome

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 16:00

Filmed accounts of war crimes: interviews conducted with survivors, perpetrators and liberators of the concentration camps in 1944 and 1945

When the Soviet and Allied armies were liberating the concentration camps, an immediate concern was how the unbelievable scenes of atrocity could be authenticated for the viewer. There was also a desire by those investigating the atrocities, to interview the survivors and record their testimony for legal proceedings and historical record.  The obvious solution was to film sound interviews with survivors of the camps, former SS guards, British liberators and other eye-witnesses. While synch-sound recording for film was very difficult to conduct in the field as the equipment was bulky, and there were only a handful of sound recording units available throughout the whole of the Allied forces, several such interviews were nevertheless conducted, most notably at Bergen-Belsen. A small number of these recordings were used in the making of the British documentary 'German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (1945/2014)', where they provide a powerful sense of immediacy and raw authenticity to the experience of the viewer. Importantly, there is still little awareness of these films and they have not yet undergone scholarly scrutiny.

Dr Toby Haggith, Senior Curator, Department of Second World War and Mid-20th Century Conflict, Imperial War Museums, will introduce the screening of a selection of these films, explain their purpose, how they were made, and comment on their use as evidence in war crimes trials.

The event will be chaired by Professor David Ibbetson, President Clare Hall. 

There will be a wine reception and small buffet dinner served at 6.00 pm.

Venue - Richard Eden Suite, Clare Hall

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 17:30

We are pleased to invite you to attend a talk entitled 'Biology and Crime: Implications for Prevention, Prediction and Punishment' given by Professor Adrian Raine, Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology at the University of Pennslyvania.

'The new knowledge being gained from applying neuroscience techniques to understanding crime is creating an uncomfortable tension between our concepts of responsibility and retribution on the one hand, and understanding and mercy on the other. This presentation outlines implications of this body of knowledge not just for understanding the causes of crime, but also for our conceptualisation of moral responsibility, free will, and punishment. If the neural circuitry underlying morality is compromised in offenders, how moral is it of us to punish prisoners as much as we do? Can biological risk factors help better predict who amongst us are prone to future violence? And how can we improve the brain to reduce future violence?'

The talk will take place in the Richard Eden Suite at West Court, at the far end of Herschel Road on Tuesday 1 May. The talk will commence at 5.30 pm, and there will be an opportunity for questions after the talk. Refreshments will also be served.

Please book to confirm attendance.

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please email the Development Office on development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk or call on 01223 332368

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 18:00
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 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 Dining Hall staff when choosing your meal options.

Any queries please contact the Development Officer at development@clarehall.cam.ac.uk

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, May 4, 2018 - 19:00

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