Life Member to present Intelligence Seminar on his experiences of the Taliban

Dr David Gosling, a Life Member of Clare Hall, will speak in a Faculty of History Intelligence Seminar this week, on the topic The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Confrontation on the Pakistan Border.

The seminar is taking place on Friday 8 October from 5.30pm, and you can find all details at

About the speaker
During his principalship of Edwardes College, a university college in Peshawar in northwest...

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06 October 2021

Professor Ruha Benjamin to give Tanner Lecture on Race, AI and Inequity in the 21st Century

Ruha Benjamin, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, will give an Obert C. Tanner Lecture on Artificial Intelligence and Human Values this month. Professor Benjamin is Director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, and author of Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code.

The event, organised by the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and Clare Hall, will take place on 18 October at Robinson Auditorium, and includes a short welcome, the lecture, and then an intermission followed by two respondents and a final Q&A...

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05 October 2021

Research Fellow interviewed by UK Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange

UK Parliament has today published a video interview profiling Dr Ems Lord, a Research Fellow at Clare Hall and Director of NRICH, the mathematics outreach project based at the University's Mathematics faculty.

Dr Lord has been working with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Teaching Profession.  She was interviewed by UK Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit (KEU), which supports the exchange of information and expertise between researchers and UK Parliament.

The video forms one of six new interviews with researchers who have worked with UK Parliament in various...

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05 October 2021

Clare Hall Music Committee releases tickets for first concert of new academic year

Clare Hall Music Committee will present its first concert of the new academic year on 17 October, as Patrick Hemmerlé plays a selection of works by Beethoven and Medtner.

Acclaimed for the originality of his concert programmes and the depth of his interpretations, Patrick is Clare Hall's Musician-in-Residence. He can often be heard performing works such as the 24 Chopin Etudes, the 48 Bach Prelude and Fugues, or  lesser-known composers such as Roger-Ducasse, whose public recognition is not equal to their worth. Recent engagements have taken him to New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris...

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30 September 2021

GSB and ALB share Welcome Week itinerary

Clare Hall's Graduate Student Body Committee (GSB) and the Anthony Low Building (ALB) bar have planned a wonderful selection of Welcome Week events for students and their families. 

This week's highlights include:

Welcome BBQCocktail NightCakes & Coffee ChatFamily Evening... Read more

29 September 2021

Professor Richard J. Eden OBE

It is with great sadness that the College announces the death of one of its founding Fellows, Professor Richard J. Eden OBE, at the age of 99.

Professor Eden received his Cambridge doctorate in 1951, under Paul Dirac and with tuition from Werner Heisenberg. He received the Smith's Prize in 1949, and was first elected to a Fellowship at Clare College in 1951 when he became Clare’s Director of Studies in Mathematics. Richard went with his wife and children to the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study in 1954, and was subsequently a frequent visitor to universities...

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28 September 2021

Clare Hall Colloquium series to relaunch

Following a pandemically-enforced break, Clare Hall aims to relaunch in-person research seminars within our Tuesday evening Colloquium series this Michaelmas.

The Colloquia provide members of the College, and especially (but not exclusively) Visiting Fellows and Life Members, with an opportunity to present their research - whether in its early stages or already published - in a friendly setting. They are a great way to discuss your ideas, meet fellow members and to contribute to our vibrant community. 

Professor Kevin Edwards, organiser of the...

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22 September 2021

Life Member discusses access and inclusion in schools on University podcast

Aya M. Waller-Bey, a Life Member of Clare Hall, appears on a new podcast published by the University of Cambridge, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme. The podcast features three speakers discussing how education simultaneously preserves, and can help us to overcome, inequality.

In the podcast, Aya talks about quality rather than simple access to education, reflecting on the fact that access depends on deep structural factors that mean opportunity is not equally distributed.

Aya is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the...

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21 September 2021

Fellow highlights research with miniature brain tissues in This Cambridge Life article

Dr Madeline Lancaster, a Fellow of Clare Hall and Group Leader in the Cell Biology Division of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), has been profiled in the University's 'This Cambridge Life' blog series.

In the piece, Dr Lancaster reveals details on her research with mini brain tissues – three-dimensional tissues known as organoids. Research in the Lancaster Lab focuses on human brain development using stem cells to generate brain organoids that allow modelling of human brain development in vitro. The laboratory studies the most fundamental...

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20 September 2021

GSB publishes Graduate Student Handbook for 2021/22

Clare Hall's Graduate Student Body Committee (GSB) has released its Graduate Student Handbook for the forthcoming academic year.

The handbook, produced in collaboration with staff at Clare Hall, can be found here, and is the perfect means of preparing for your time at the College. We highly advise downloading the PDF or bookmarking the webpage for future reference.

With special thanks to GSB President, Srijit Seal, for working on this ready for Michaelmas.

Additionally, for...

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17 September 2021