Renowned sitarist to share concert at Clare Hall

Clare Hall Music Committee is delighted to welcome sitarist Mehboob Nadeem to give a concert live from our Dining Hall this Saturday, 12 June, from 8pm (BST).

Mehboob will be performing two raags:

Gunji Kauns - this Raag is composed by my Guruji Pandit Arvind Parikh combining two raags, Malgunji and Malkauns.Raag Khamaj

You can tune in via YouTube livestream at

About the musician:
Born into a highly...

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09 June 2021

Research Fellow named UK Dementia Research Institute Emerging Leader 2021

Dr Julie Qiaojin Lin, a Research Fellow of Clare Hall, has been recognised as an Emerging Leader in dementia research by the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). 

Dr Lin is a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, hosted by Professor Giovanna Mallucci’s Lab in the UK DRI at Cambridge and jointly sponsored by Professor Clemens Kaminski at Cambridge and Professor Jernej Ule at UCL. She joined the UK DRI in 2018 following her PhD training in Professor Christine Holt’...

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08 June 2021

Dr Trudi Tate retires as Assistant Senior Tutor at Clare Hall

Our very best wishes and warmest gratitude to Dr Trudi Tate on her retirement after 20 years as a Tutor, 5 years as Praelector, and 2 years as Assistant Senior Tutor at Clare Hall.

She shares:
'It has been a great honour and a pleasure to serve as a Tutor at Clare Hall. We have a fantastic group of bright, enthusiastic students. And we are fortunate in our outstanding team of Tutors, who contribute so much to the College. It was a pleasure to work with Bobbie Wells and Iain Black as Senior Tutors. I am delighted with the appointment of new Senior Tutor...

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07 June 2021

Life Member wins Henrik Schück Prize from Swedish Academy

Carina Burman, a Life Member of Clare Hall, has been awarded the Henrik Schück Prize for her work in literary history.

She shares:
“Receiving the Henrik Schück Prize from the Swedish Academy is a great honour and a welcome recognition of my several decades of literary research."

Today a novelist, biographer and Associate Professor (‘docent’) of Literature at Uppsala University, Carina was a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall from 1996-7. She has published twenty books, of which nine are novels. Her main area of interest is the eighteenth century, but...

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01 June 2021

College takes bookings for a pair of Formal Hall dinners

Clare Hall will host a pair of Formal Halls on Wednesday 9 June and Thursday 10 June.

Booking opened for both events at 2pm today (28 May) and the Thursday 10 June event (primarily for students) is now fully booked. Further details on future Formal Halls for students will follow in the coming days.

For each evening, spaces are limited to 48 diners, with sign-up closing a day in advance (at 12.00 midday).

Learn more and book your place for the Wednesday 9 June event via ...

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28 May 2021

GSB launches new seminar series

The GSB is delighted to launch its Easter Seminar series 2021.

Every week on Thursdays (6pm BST), members of Clare Hall will gather virtually to discover and discuss the research work undertaken in the College. These informal events regroup students, Fellows and Life Members alike, and are an excellent opportunity to connect.

The GSB share:
"In the coming weeks we are looking forward to talks on topics as diverse as the Clare Hall community. We will learn about David Lester Richardson; Plato and Zhimo Xu; discuss sounds in ancient civilisations; school...

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26 May 2021

PhD student’s research on robots and wellbeing highlighted by the University

Clare Hall PhD student Minja Axelsson’s research focus is human-robot interaction and affective computing. She examines how human-robot interaction could be applied to improve our mental wellbeing. This week, her research within the team of Dr Hatice Gunes has been highlighted by the University, via its research webpages.

Dr Gunes is a Reader in Affective Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Computer Science and Technology. She is working on two projects to identify specific challenges so they can be addressed from the early stages of a robot’s...

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24 May 2021

Choir resume in-person rehearsals

Members of Clare Hall Choir and their director Ben de Souza are delighted to be able to meet in-person again, after over a year of virtual choir.

Ben shares: "we'll meet come rain or shine, with the birds and passers-by singing along."

The Choir is hoping to be able to resume normal rehearsals in College from September. Learn more and get involved via this webpage; and read our recent...

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19 May 2021

Clare Hall welcomes College Nurse

The College is delighted to welcome Anne Considine as our Nurse, who will be available to see students each Wednesday from 9am-5:30pm going forward.

Anne is based at Robinson College and will help students with a variety of health and welfare needs. This includes assistance with minor illnesses and injuries as well as offering advice and support with emotional issues. If specialist help is required, she will direct students to the appropriate service such as a GP, University Counselling Service or other suitable providers.

To book a confidential consultation with Anne,...

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18 May 2021

Visiting Fellow to speak about new handbook on the Bible in China

Dr George Kam Wah Mak, a Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, will speak at the webinar ‘Oxford Handbook of The Bible in China: Text and Context’ next month. The webinar is one of the online book launches for The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in China (Oxford University Press, 2021). 

The handbook features 47 essays authored by 49 international scholars. It showcases the four-fold paradigm: the Bible’s translation, expression, interpretation, and reception in China over the last 1,400 years.

Dr Mak is one of the contributors to the handbook. His essay Chinese Protestant...

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17 May 2021