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Clare Hall College Buildings - Grade II* Listed

The College has been notified by Historic England that the original College buildings, designed by architect Ralph Erskine, have been listed by the Secretary of State as Grade II*, that is 'of being of more than special interest'. In their advice to the Secretary of State, Historic England write: 'Clare Hall is an outstanding building complex. It is a pleasing and human scale development which is widely regarded as one of the architect's most successful works.' Read more

17 September 2018

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 the collection itself.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. 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 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. Read more

21 June 2018