Professor Geoffrey Harcourt named in Queen's Birthday Honours

In the recent Queen’s birthday honours Clare Hall Life Member Professor Geoffrey Harcourt was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia in General Division (AC) within the Australian Honours System. The honour was for outstanding service to higher education as an academic economist and author, particularly in the fields of Post-Keynesian economics, capital theory and economic thought.An AC is the highest order of the Orders of Australia. Professor Harcourt was a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall from 1972 to 1973. Read more

15 June 2018

Clare Hall Inspires

The second 'Clare Hall Inspires' personal and professional development workshop for students and postdocs was co-organised by Dr Keri Wong (Clare Hall Postdoc Committee), Mr Tim Coorens (the GSB) and Ms Catherine Wise from the Development Office. This one-day workshop, open to all College members, was held in the Richard Eden Suite at West Court. The key aim of the workshop is to encourage students and postdocs to think flexibly about various career paths and to utilise the many benefits of their Clare Hall membership.Our programme this year was even better than last year. Our... Read more

11 June 2018

Clare Hall Postdocs - 3 Slide Talk Series

In May we held the fifth in the series of 3 Slide Talks. The three engaging talks from different disciplines provided much food for thought.The first talk was given by Dr Robert Beyer from the Department of Zoology. Robert, who has a background in maths, presented current collaborative research on palm oil production. Oil palm is a highly contested crop linked with environmental destruction. While environmental NGOs and others have called for boycotts of products containing palm oil, the research done by Robert and his collaborators show that the ‘world’s most hated crop’... Read more

11 June 2018

The California Institute of Technology - Frances Bacon Award

Clare Hall Life Member Niccolo Guicciardini has been awarded the Francis Bacon Award in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, awarded by the California Institute of Technology.  Niccolo was a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall in 2005.Further Read more

11 June 2018

Cambridge Summer Programme 2018

Heidelberg University has selected Nina Voigt for the 2018 Cambridge summer programme. She is pursuing her graduate studies in English literature, linguistics, and cultural studies. Cambridge University, and Clare Hall implicitly, will be represented by Yi Zhu, a first-year PhD student in Linguistics based at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.

08 June 2018

A New Samsung Artificial Intelligence Lab for Cambridge

Samsung have announced plans to open a new research lab in Cambridge, confirming the city’s reputation as one of the world’s foremost hubs for artificial intelligence research and development. The institute will open up opportunities for fundamental research in AI and enable greater cooperation with the UK’s academic community.  The project will be led by Professor Andrew Blake, a Professorial Fellow at Clare Hall.  Further links:Samsung to open new AI lab in the UK  Read more

24 May 2018

Fellow-Student Dinner

A lively group of Clare Hall Fellows and students got together for a superb dinner in the Richard Eden Room on Friday, 4 May 2018. The food was excellent and we enjoyed many interesting conversations. Thanks to the Tutorial team and the Catering staff for a year of excellent events. We look forward to the Fellow-Student dinners resuming in October.Dr Trudi TateOfficial Fellow, Tutor

18 May 2018

Celebrating Sporting Excellence at Clare Hall

A small but sweet Blues celebration took place in the Clare Hall Common Room, on Friday, 20 April 2018. Five Blue and Half Blue Award winners for 2017-2018 were applauded for their achievements: Jonathan Scott (Half Blue Badminton), Samer Kurdi (Half Blue Basketball), Friederike Dannheim (Full Blue Cheerleading), Gianmarco Raddi (Half Blue Volleyball), and (not pictured) Pawel Budzianowski (Half Blue Volleyball).The Senior Tutor, Iain Black (far right), presented the award, £100 each, as a recognition of their commitment and talent, and to support them in their sporting excellence... Read more

26 April 2018

Life Member News

The Anne Frank Center, based in New York, has named Clare Hall Life Member Jud Newborn, this year's recipient of their Spirit of Anne Frank Human Writes Award.  The award recognizes students, educators, citizens, peacemakers, and role models who uphold Anne's ideals of hope, justice, and equality. Scholarship and humanitarian award recipients are selected based on their extraordinary social and humanitarian efforts to engender understanding, equality, and mutual respect among diverse populations of people.They will present the award at their Annual Manhattan gala on June... Read more

23 April 2018

Life Member News

Toru Yamamori, a Life Member and former Visiting Fellow, has been awarded the 2017 K W Kapp prize from the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy for his paper The concept of need in Adam Smith. The paper was mainly written at the Clare Hall writing group in 2014/2015, which was co-organised by Toru and Elena Zezlina. He thanks Clare Hall for its support and also the members of the writing group for collectively creating such an encouraging and friendly writing environment.   Read more

23 April 2018

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Ronan Ohora

Saturday, 9 May 2020 - 7:30pm

The Sonata Tradition
Ronan O’Hora, piano

During the period from the middle of the 18th century and for the next hundred years the Piano Sonata was the favoured form of the greatest composers writing for the instrument. Ronan O’Hora presents an overview of this canon, from the extraordinary range and versatility of Haydn, Brahms using the form as a vehicle to announce his youthful genius, a mystical and unfinished utterance by Schubert and an example of one of Beethoven's supreme examples of how to display the capacity of the Sonata for declamatory drama. 


Haydn, Sonata in F major Hob. XIV:23
Brahms, Sonata No. 3 in F minor Opus 5
Schubert, Sonata in C major D840 Reliquie
Beethoven, Sonata No. 23 in F minor Opus 57 Appassionata


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