How Erskine inspired Clare Hall's mid-century revival

Clare Hall is widely regarded as one of Ralph Erskine's greatest buildings, so it was fitting that the iconic 20th-century architect was the inspiration behind the refurbishment of the Common Room – the College's main shared space, where members relax, converse and study. Interior designer Magnus Englund explains how Erskine's take on modernism shaped the new design. When Ralph Erskine completed Clare Hall in 1966, the language of modern architecture was changing, and Clare Hall is a reflection of that. Red bricks had replaced the early modernists’ use of... Read more

26 November 2018

Liberation Literature Lecture Series 2018

On 1 November, the second talk in the Liberation Literature Lecture series was held at Robinson College. This year’s lecture was given by Anne Sebba, an award-winning British biographer, writer, lecturer and journalist and was entitled Parisian Women and the Nazi Occupation: uncovering their lives and their relationships. Anne painted a vivid image of life in Paris during the Nazi occupation, the difficult choices many faced and the various ways women responded and dealt with the Nazi occupation. She also discussed the reluctance of many to tell their stories or share... Read more

22 November 2018

Clare Hall Spanish Society Event 2018

On the 29 September, a group of Life Members from the Spanish Society met in Salamanca. 2018 is a year of celebration for the University of Salamanca as it reaches 800 years from its foundation in 1218 by King Alfonso IX de Leon.Organised by Professor Antonio López, from the University, members had the privilege of meeting at the oldest University building, Escuelas Mayores, well known for its Plateresque style facade from 1529, containing the famous Salamanca frog. The legend of the frog is that when students arrive for the very first time at the renowned University - the oldest in Spain and... Read more

19 November 2018

The Salje Medal Winners 2018

Our annual Salje Medals were presented on the 7 November at Formal Hall by the President of Clare Hall, David Ibbetson. The medals are given annually to two research students, one in Arts/Humanities and Social Sciences and one in the Sciences, whose completed PhD thesis and publications merit high commendation. This year’s winners were Visa Kurki and Michael Webster, pictured here with Ekhard Salje.Photo Gallery Read more

08 November 2018

Professor Donald King

The College is very sorry to pass on the sad news that Don King, Honorary Fellow of the College and a very generous benefactor has died. He had been ill for some time. We send our condolences to Mary Elizabeth and the rest of his family.

06 November 2018

Welcome to 1966 - A GSB Formal Dinner

On 11 October, Clare Hall went back to 1966 during a special formal organised by the Graduate Student Body (GSB). New and old students were brought together for a vibrant evening during Freshers’ Week, to celebrate the foundation of Clare Hall. While 60’s hits were playing through the speakers, guests enjoyed a wonderful themed menu including shrimp cocktails and melba roulade. The Clare Hall Chronicle, a newspaper printed especially for the occasion, taught attendees all about the foundation of our “rebellious informal” college and the events of 1966.... Read more

06 November 2018

Boak Fund Application Deadline

We are approaching the deadline for the Boak Student Support Fund which will close for the next round of applicants on the 9 November 2018.  The fund provides support for students of Clare Hall to pursue outstanding research and education opportunities.  For more information, please check our funding pages or contact our tutorial office   To apply, please click... Read more

06 November 2018

Liberation Literature Lecture Series 2018

This year Clare Hall welcomes Anne Sebba, the award-winning British biographer, writer, lecturer and journalist to share her latest work on the lives and experiences of Parisian women during the WW2 Nazi occupation of France.  Entitled Parisian Women and the Nazi Occupation: Uncovering their lives and their relationships, the lecture will explore how the women of Paris responded to the occupation and why so many of them have refused to talk about their experiences.This event has been kindly sponsored by Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey and will be held on the 1 November in the... Read more

29 October 2018

Clare Hall Matriculation Ceremony

On Monday 8 October, Clare Hall's new students matriculated in a formal ceremony in the King Room, in which everyone signed the new matriculation book in the presence of the President, Vice-President, Praelector, Tutors, and other Fellows, accompanied by Sophia Ramnarine on the cello. Our warm thanks to Brignell Bookbinders and to calligrapher Liz Barrow for their work, to Stephen Bourne for donating the book. After the signing we enjoyed a marvellous buffet. Congratulations to everyone.Trudi TatePraelector and Tutor... Read more

09 October 2018

Nobel Prize in Economics 2018

The College offers its warm congratulations to Life Member William Nordhaus, joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics 2018.

08 October 2018

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