Students invited to join Special Interest Groups this Michaelmas

Clare Hall has announced the return of Special Interest Groups (previously referred to here as a pilot mentoring scheme) this Michaelmas. These are subject-focused groups of students and Fellows (and other members of the College) that aim to encourage regular small-group social and intellectual interactions among College members with shared interests in particular academic areas.

Each group is led by one or more Fellows and the range and frequency of activities (lunches, discussion groups, museum visits, picnics, etc) is determined by each group.

The groups seek to facilitate networking opportunities, with the possibility of small amounts of funding from the College to help facilitate productive interactions. They can also form the basis for individual mentoring relationships (including peer-mentoring), and help provide students with advice on professional and career development where relevant.

Professor Hasok Chang comments:
"The groups are one of the ways in which we aim to make Clare Hall a true academic community, not just a place to live."

Participation in multiple groups is possible and not restricted to degree subject. Students should email the leader(s) of the groups they want to join directly to express their interest, getting in touch by Monday 18 October in order to take part in the initial activities for the groups this term.

The groups and group leaders for Michaelmas Term 2021 are as below:

  • Architecture and Art: Alan Short, Frances Spalding, Paul Joannides
  • Asian Studies: Jenny Zhao, Li Tang 
  • Business and Sustainability: Khaled Soufani 
  • Computer Science and AI: Andrew Blake, Pietro Lio
  • Education: Ems Lord, Yi Feng
  • History and Philosophy of Science: Hasok Chang, Carolyn Cobbold
  • Law: David Ibbetson 
  • Literature: Trudi Tate 
  • Medicine and Neuroscience: Hugh Markus, Maria Grazia Spillantini
  • Molecular and Cell Biology: Gianluca Amadei, Lori Passmore 
  • Physics: Emilio Artacho, Bipasha Chakraborty, Mario Amado
  • Psychology and Criminology: Hannah Gaffney 
  • Sociology, Anthropology and Migration Studies: Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes 

Students can find the email addresses of the above on our People webpages and via a recent email from the Tutorial Office.

For any queries, please email Professor Hasok Chang directly.

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