Michael H. Black

Clare Hall is very sad to announce the death of Michael H. Black, an Emeritus Fellow of the College, aged 94.

Michael was a British author and held the position of University Publisher at Cambridge University Press. He was awarded a minor scholarship to Jesus College, Cambridge, and graduated with a first in Modern Languages and English in 1951.

After military service in Austria, Michael was appointed Assistant Secretary at Cambridge University Press in September 1951. From 1965 until 1978 he held the role of Chief Editor, and from that time until his retirement in 1987, he...

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30 June 2022

Research Fellow to share experiences in Race Equality Network panel

Professor Li Su, a Research Fellow at Clare Hall, will appear in a panel discussion hosted by the Race Equality Network next month, within their event titled This too, is Cambridge.

The panel will focus on East and South East Asian experiences in Cambridge to both promote and celebrate those staff at the University, as well as recognise the specific issues and challenges they are faced with. Through the conversation, the network aims to raise awareness around many issues...

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29 June 2022

Optimal sleep research to be discussed by College members within Festival of Wellbeing talk

Two members of Clare Hall will present a lecture regarding optimal sleep next week, within the University of Cambridge's Festival of Wellbeing. 

Professor Barbara J Sahakian, a Fellow of Clare Hall, and Dr Christelle Langley, an Affiliated Postdoctoral Member of the College, will share evidence-based methods for improving cognition and wellbeing during the talk, which is taking place via Zoom from 12-1pm on Friday 1 July. 

Reflecting on their research findings, Professor Sahakian and Dr Langley will explore how to get the perfect night's sleep, bearing in mind concerns related...

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24 June 2022

College members enjoy first annual Cricket Match in four years

Clare Hall was delighted to host its annual Cricket Match between the President's XI and Clare Hall students yesterday, with the students winning146/9 to the President’s XI 116/7.

The match - the first in four years due to inclement weather and the pandemic - was held at the Leckhampton sports ground in the glorious summer sunshine. This midsummer gathering has long been one of the most enjoyable events in the College calendar, and yesterday included afternoon tea and a celebratory dinner in the evening.

Enjoy photographs from the day via our...

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23 June 2022

PhD student receives Outstanding Achievement Award for role in Modern Pentathlon Club

Congratulations to Loïc Lannelongue, who this week received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the University Sports Service. Loïc is a PhD student in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care and has represented the University in Modern Pentathlon, this year acting as Men’s Captain.

The award is for individuals who have made contributions over an extended period of time, in all areas of sport and physical activity. The six individuals shortlisted are each recognised as winners, with the awarding panel...

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22 June 2022

Life Member elected to new UK Committee on Research Integrity

Ralitsa Madsen, a Life Member of Clare Hall, is a member of the newly-established UK Committee on Research Integrity (UK CORI). Initially hosted by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), UK CORI will serve as an independent body seeking to promote and champion research integrity within the UK and internationally. Ralitsa's appointment is for a three-year term, and she is the youngest member of the inaugural committee. 

Upon her appointment, Ralitsa comments:
'When I first joined Clare Hall as an international Master’s student from Denmark in 2013, I never imagined...

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21 June 2022

New book on sustaining support for Intangible Cultural Heritage co-edited by PhD student

Mariana Pinto Leitão Pereira, a PhD candidate in Archaeology at Clare Hall, has co-edited a new book titled Sustaining Support for Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, the book is framed within the Covid-19 pandemic and addresses the vulnerability and fragility of sustaining heritage in times of prolonged shock. It offers insights into the manifold ways heritage facilitators and practitioners deal and safeguard intangible heritage locally, and showcases the implications of ecological changes in relation to livelihoods, to the practice of...

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13 June 2022

Clare Hall to share mindfulness sessions for the University's Festival of Wellbeing

Members of Clare Hall staff are delighted to be presenting a Mindful Wander within the University of Cambridge's Festival of Wellbeing, which is running from 27 June to 8 July this year. 

The Festival of Wellbeing is open to all staff in both the academic University and the colleges, and to students. The in-person Mindful Wander will be hosted by Clare Hall's Communications Manager and HR Manager, who are inviting the University community to take in the sights, sounds and fragrances of the College's ...

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10 June 2022

Book on rebellious research features chapters co-authored by PhD student and Life Member

Clare Hall PhD student, Eleanor Ryan, and Life Member, Simone Eringfeld, are co-authors of chapters in a new book titled Doing Rebellious Research - In and Beyond the Academy, which is already gaining a lot of press attention.

Published by Brill, the book explores the notion that rebellious departures and performances in academic research and writing are the future of academia, posing questions which simultaneously trouble and open up what the ‘product’ and ‘performance’ of academic work, words and worlds might come to be.

Eleanor’s co-authored chapters are titled ...

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09 June 2022

Inaugural Hart and Hart-Marshall Prizes awarded

Clare Hall was recently delighted to award the inaugural Hart Research Prize and Hart-Marshall Humanities Prize to Lydia Soifer and Teo Kai Xiang respectively.

Both prizes are supported by an endowment kindly gifted by Professor Jonathan Hart with the aim of supporting research progression. The awardees attended this year’s College Awards Event, which was held on Wednesday 1 June.

Lydia, an MPhil student in the Department of Plant Sciences, comments:
'I am grateful to have received the Hart Research Prize and would particularly like to thank my supervisor...

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08 June 2022