Former President to speak during Cambridge Literary Festival

Professor Dame Gillian Beer, Honorary Fellow and former President of Clare Hall, will appear in conversation with writer Claire Keegan this month, during Cambridge Literary Festival. In November, Professor Beer will then discuss her own new short memoir, Stations Without Signs, while being interviewed by writer and broadcaster Alex Clark. 

On the latter: a few days after her eighty-sixth birthday, Gillian decided to write a few fragments reflecting on her youth. The result...

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12 October 2021

Nominations for 2021/22 GSB Committee now open

Clare Hall's Graduate Student Body President, Srijit Seal, has today announced that nominations for the 2021-22 GSB Committee are officially open.

He shares:
"I am delighted to open nominations for each of the following positions, where one candidate may be elected: 

GSB Vice-President - Assists the President and aids in the management of the GSB Committee  

GSB Treasurer - Assists the GSB and aids in the management of Finances of the GSB Committee  


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11 October 2021

Fellow and Affiliated Postdoc to appear in BBC documentary, 'Paul Merson: Football, Gambling and Me'

Professor Barbara Sahakian, a Fellow of Clare Hall, and Dr Christelle Langley, an Affiliated Postdoc, will appear in BBC One's upcoming documentary, Paul Merson: Football, Gambling and Me, discussing the science behind disordered gambling.

“It begins impulsively,” explains Professor Sahakian in a Cambridge University news story, “maybe an individual sees their dad going into a betting shop or they see an advert on TV that says: 'bet now before the game starts'. At first, they bet just for a bit of fun or to have a heightened experience. They might get a win or a...

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08 October 2021

Film encapsulating PhD student's research to be shown during CRASSH festival

A film based on the research of final-year PhD student Surabhi Agrawal is being screened during CRASSH's 20th Anniversary Outdoor Film Festival on 13 October.

The film, made during a collaborative project through Cambridge Creative Encounters with animator Ali Assaf, looks at steel corrosion leading to iron carbonate (FeCO3) scale formation.

On her research, Surabhi comments:
"A good understanding of this corrosion...

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07 October 2021

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