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Art Committee to present exhibition by Silvano Cattai

Clare Hall's Art Committee will present an exhibition of experimental works in aluminium by Silvano Cattai this summertime.

Running from 23 June - 4 August 2022, almost unthought represents a bold approach to painting in which the metallic surface manifests as physical, like sculpture, cutting the space and interacting with light. This will be the first time these works have been exhibited.

Silvano Cattai lives and works in Seravezza (Lucca, Italy). Since the early 1990s, Cattai has devoted himself to sculpture, developing his personal research and showing at several...

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06 June 2022

Final Intimate Engagements concert of academic year to take place next weekend

Clare Hall Music Committee is delighted to be presenting a concert by The Oculi Ensemble, a flexible ensemble derived from the internationally-acclaimed Badke Quartet, next weekend. They are to play two of the great masterpieces of Austrian chamber music.

Strauss’ Metamorphosen, written shortly after World War Two, is an elegy to a lost world, and one of the most moving, last works of the composer. It will be presented in the rare version for septet, and preceded by the sextet from his last opera, Capriccio. We will then hear one of Brückner’s few non-symphonic...

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01 June 2022

Paper on Brain Androgyny, penned by Clare Hallers, wins Diversity in Research Paper Award

Congratulations to Yi Zhang, a Life Member of Clare Hall and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Cambridge, whose co-authored paper has won a Diversity in Research Paper Award (DIRPA) from the Human Brain Project. The paper is titled The Human Brain Is Best Described as Being on a Female/Male Continuum: Evidence from a Neuroimaging Connectivity Study.

Yi contributed to this work while a PhD student in the...

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31 May 2022

MPhil student included in ‘The Australian’ top 100 arts and culture list

Mary McGillivray, an MPhil student in Art History and visual culture commentator, has been named in The List: Arts and Culture by The Australian this week.

This inaugural list strives to reveal the top 100 identities taking the creative industries into the future, and has been compiled by an expert panel of journalists, and features artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Australian rapper, The Kid Laroi.

Mary is an art historian and content creator making engaging,...

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30 May 2022

PhD student wins SLAS Student Poster Award

Congratulations to Clare Hall PhD Student and former GSB President, Srijit Seal (pictured right), who has won a Student Poster Award from the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS). SLAS is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers, coupled with the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. Srijit attended the organisation's Europe 2022 Conference in Dublin this week.

Currently a second-year PhD...

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27 May 2022

Honorary Fellow to discuss dialogue in the Alice books during Literature Cambridge lecture and seminar

Professor Dame Gillian Beer, Honorary Fellow and former President of Clare Hall, is leading a virtual lecture and seminar within Literature Cambridge's summer programme, examining dialogue in Lewis Carroll's Alice books.

The synopsis is as follows:
'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1871) are full of conversations: Alice wants company through talk; almost all those she meets want conquest...

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24 May 2022

Visiting Fellow to discuss conflicting norms about LGBTQI+ rights in Leverhulme Visiting Professorship Lecture

Stephen Brown, Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa and a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, will be giving a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship Lecture next month.

The lecture is titled Leaving No One Behind vs. Respecting Local Ownership in Development Cooperation: Conflicting Norms about LGBTQI+ Rights in Hostile Environments, with a synopsis as follows:

'Sexual and gender minorities are among the...

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20 May 2022

Clare Hall's annual cricket match to return this June

The annual cricket match between the President's XI and Clare Hall students is back for 2022! It will be held on Wednesday 22 June at the Leckhampton sports ground from 1:30pm.

The Cricket Club comments:
'The midsummer match has long been one of the most enjoyable events in the College calendar and we hope to draw a large crowd, so do come along for an afternoon of cricket in pleasant surroundings, with good food and great company. The event is free...

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18 May 2022

Concert to showcase vitality of the Ukrainian school

Clare Hall is delighted to be welcoming pianist Jonathan Powell and soprano Nadja Korovina to play a concert live from its Dining Hall later this month.

Patrick Hemmerlé, Musician-in-Residence at Clare Hall, comments:
'This concert promises to be exceptional on many levels. Jonathan Powell's status as an ardent ambassador for 20th- and 21st-century music borders on the legendary. He has carefully selected out of his titanesque repertoire gems from composers we rarely get the chance to hear in Europe, which showcases the vitality of the Ukrainian school. In the second half,...

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17 May 2022

Clare Hall news round-up

Below is a round-up of Clare Hall news items before we share more detailed coverage in the coming days.

Sir Mene Pangalos elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

Sir Mene Pangalos, an Official Fellow of Clare Hall and Executive Vice President and President, BioPharmaceuticals R&D, AstraZeneca, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He comments: ‘It is incredible to look at the immense...

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13 May 2022