Postdoc BBQ turned Pizza Event

The Clare Hall Postdoc Committee originally wanted to organise their second annual summer BBQ this year, but instead had to change our plans due to a forecasted downpour. Instead, we welcomed 30 families, existing and new postdoctoral members and students, into the College for a pizza and board games event. This event kick-started a series of free events aimed at promoting Clare Hall to the wider university postdoctoral community without a college affiliation.One guest responded positively to the event, noting that they “met interesting people and the children really enjoyed the spaces... Read more

17 September 2018

Parker Library Visit

On Wednesday 18 July, Clare Hall members had the opportunity to attend a private tour by the new librarian at Corpus Christi’s Parker Library, Dr Alex Devine. Organised by Dr Keri Wong the trip typified the intellectual stimulation and diversity as well accessibility of the University’s rich history of my year as a student at Clare Hall. Attendees included students, Postdocs, Fellows and Life Members from a wide range of disciplines who were curious about the history of Cambridge and its libraries, the library’s digitisation project, Keri’s Biology Point, as well as... Read more

11 September 2018

Development Studies for Danish High School Students

Clare Hall MPhil Economics student Peter Andreas Nielsen together with Georgios Marinos (MPhil Development Studies) are leading a project at the University of Cambridge which aims to bring together Danish graduate students worldwide to author the first textbook on Development Studies for high school students in Danish.The purpose of the textbook is to provide young Danes with a basic understanding of development issues and tools with which they can critically engage with development in their lives, whether that be as voters, consumers, or influencers.The book will be published by the end... Read more

11 September 2018

Clare Hall Tea and Scones

Think of a typical ‘English Summer’ and strawberries, croquet, cream tea and scones immediately spring to mind. On 17 June, which coincided with the World Cup Germany-Mexico game, the Clare Hall Postdoc committee organised an English cream tea afternoon for all College members - with the addition of laptops screening live football.For some Visiting Fellows, this was their first experience of an English cream tea outdoors. For others, it was an opportunity to catch up with friends in our beautiful Fellows Garden. But for most, it was a chance to watch the football while... Read more

11 September 2018

Postdoc Committee Ceilidh

Fellows and Postdocs of Clare Hall and the Postdocs of Cambridge Society came together for a lively evening of traditional Scottish-Irish dancing in Clare Hall over the summer. Co-organised by Kiyoko Gotanda and Marie Herzfeld-Schild of the Clare Hall Postdoc committee, and Teresa Almeida and Panchali Kanvatirth of the PdOC society, the dance was an opportunity to socialise and relax at the end of the academic year. After drinks on the patio, guests were capably led through the steps by the careful instructions of the Fen Blow ceilidh band.Clare Hall's vibrant Postdoc community were... Read more

11 September 2018

The Boak Student Support Fund

The Boak fund provides support for students of Clare Hall to pursue outstanding research and educational opportunities. Applications must be made by the division of each term. The next deadline will be on the 9 November 2018. For further information and to download an application form, please click here. Read more

10 September 2018

Trinity College Garden Party and Formal Swap

Over the summer, Postdoc affiliates and Fellows of Clare Hall had the pleasure of attending two social events at the invitation of Trinity College Postdoctoral Society. On 30 June, we enjoyed drinks and ice cream on a hot afternoon at the Fellows' Bowling Green in Trinity College and on 11 July we were delighted to attend Formal Hall before moving to the bar to enjoy watching a World Cup football match.We look forward to maintaining these strong links between two of the most active Postdoctoral societies at the University. We thank Trinity College Postdoctoral Society for inviting us and... Read more

10 August 2018

The King Lecture 2018

The Clare Hall King Lecture 2018 is available to view online via the University of Cambridge website. The guest speaker this year was Professor Michael N Hall of the Biozentrum University of Basel in Switzerland who spoke about the Paradigm shift in Biology.  For those who attended the event, photos are also available to view here. Read more

12 July 2018

Summer Refurbishment in College

During the summer period we will be refurbishing the entrance by the Porters’ Lodge, the reception areas, common room and bar.  You will gradually begin to see our staff and contractors preparing these areas and making a start on decorating and re-flooring.It will mean that at times these areas may be a little noisier than usual.  When we paint and varnish surfaces there may be odours from products that are noticeable to you, and you may prefer to sit outside from time to time if you find this uncomfortable.  There will be some days when the spaces are closed off... Read more

21 June 2018

2018 May Bumps

The Clare Hall Boat Club Men's First VIII won their blades on Saturday at the May Bumps. Congratulations on this achievement from all of us at Clare Hall. You can watch the team in action here. Further LinksEvent photosMay Bumps Chart 2018... Read more

21 June 2018

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 5:30pm
Friday, 6 March 2020 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 - 5:30pm
Saturday, 14 March 2020 - 7:30pm

Symphonova Strings

Saturday, 14 March 2020 - 7:30pm

String Orchestra: Contemplation and Drama

Symphonova Orchestra

Shelley Katz, conductor
Abigail Dolan, flute

Composers reach for the string-orchestra when they want the emotional purity of the string-quartet coupled by the power and drama of an orchestra. The innovative Symphonova Orchestra presents a programme including some of the greatest works written for strings alongside a premiere of a new work for strings and solo flute by the Politzer Prize nominated composer Tamar Muskal.


Barber, Adagio for strings Opus 11
Tamar Muskal, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (Premiere)
Arensky, Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky Opus 35a
Mahler, Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Holst, St Paul’s Suite 

£15.00, £10.00 Clare Hall Members, £5.00 Students

Reservations; (01223) 332360 or at the Porters’ Lodge

Tuesday, 21 April 2020 - 5:15pm
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 5:30pm
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - 7:00pm
Friday, 24 April 2020 - 7:00pm
Saturday, 25 April 2020 (All day)

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