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

Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes: New book on amateur media and participatory cultures

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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Tuesday, 8 October 2019 - 5:15pm
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - 5:30pm
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, 14 October 2019 - 6:00pm

To our new graduate students: welcome to Clare Hall. New students will matriculate on 14 and 15 October 2019, followed by a dinner with Fellows.

By invitation only.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - 6:00pm

To our new graduate students: welcome to Clare Hall. New students will matriculate on 14 and 15 October 2019, followed by a dinner with Fellows.

By invitation only.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 5:30pm
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 12:30pm

All Life Members and friends are welcome to attend our regular Life Member 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, 17 October 2019 - 5:30pm

The Life of a Sculptor

Talk and Art Viewing

Please join us in the Richard Eden Suite (West Court, Clare Hall) on the 17 October at 5.30 pm for a drinks reception.  The talk will start at 6.00 pm followed by a hot buffet reception served in the Richard Eden Suite at 7.30 pm.

Johannes von Stumm is an internationally established sculptor living and working in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. His unique combination of three different materials has attracted public and critical acclaim. His startlingly original sculptures, which engage continually with risk and a defiance of accepted laws, combine metal, stone and glass to create abstract or reduced figurative works in which apparently conflicting materials exist in complex harmony. Von Stumm's choice of media and instinct for experimentation is rooted in his background, in a childhood spent at the foot of the Alps with long winters, ice and rocks. His love of steel and glass is intertwined with his family history: ancestors on his father’s side were blacksmiths and steel factory owners for 250 years, while his mother’s ancestors owned a glass factory in Bohemia. In his ‘Immaterial Figures', Johannes von Stumm has eliminated the shadows to create figures of light and ultimate transparency, powerful figures which use the negative space to let light into increasingly complex and exciting forms. These works are a logical progression in his continual wish to translate and transform into solid sculpture the transitory effects of light, to de-materialise the image in space.  Johannes studied sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, München, Germany. He moved to Britain in 1995, and two years later, in 1997, became a Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. He also served as the President of the Royal Society of Sculptors between 2009 and 2012. He is a Founding member of Sculpture Network (Europe) and President of the Oxford Art Society. He serves as President of the Oxford Art Society and the Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire.

Entrance fee - £10 (payable at the door). Attendance is free for members of the College and of the FCHAS. Please RSVP to


  • Helaine Blumenfeld OBE, Patron FCHAS
  • Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, Hon. Secretary FCHAS


Wednesday, 23 October 2019 - 6:00pm
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