Clare Hall student and Cambridge Trust scholar discusses research with HRH The Prince of Wales

Clare Hall student and Cambridge Trust scholar, Moniruz Zaman, recently met HRH The Prince of Wales at a Cambridge Trust event.

Moniruz is an LLM (Master of Law) student and is recipient of The HRH Prince of Wales Commonwealth Scholarship, which was launched in spring 2019 to support postgraduate students from Commonwealth nations studying at the University of Cambridge in fields which focus on practical themes affecting the future of those nations.

Moniruz commented:
'As the first-ever Bangladeshi to receive the HRH Prince of Wales Commonwealth...

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10 May 2022

Life Member awarded VENI grant by Dutch Research Council

Dr Leila Essa, a Life Member of Clare Hall, has been appointed as Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature at Utrecht University from August 2022 and additionally been awarded a VENI grant by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). This grant will allow her to spend the first years on this permanent position developing her new research project, which rethinks authorial intention through a focus on authors from marginalised communities – and on their strategies for discursive interventions.

Dr Essa also recently received the Women in German Studies (WiGS) Book Prize for her project...

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06 May 2022

Salje Medal-winners announced

Congratulations to Clare Hall graduates, Dr Wesam Al Asali and Dr Matteo Giordano, who have been awarded the Salje Medal for their PhD theses.

Two medals are awarded by the College each year to the most outstanding PhD (1) in the Arts and Humanities and (2) in the Sciences.

Learn about their research via our blog:

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04 May 2022

Clare Hall Allotment to host yoga sessions on Sundays

The GSB is happy to announce that members of College can attend weekly instructor-led yoga sessions at Clare Hall Allotment from this weekend.

Head down to Clare Hall Allotment on Sundays from 11.30am (8 May, 15 May, 29 May, 5 June & 12 June) to enjoy stretching your body and relaxing your mind in nature! Please bring your own mat and some water to drink. 

You can also arrive early (from 10am) to join in with some allotment gardening.

See an email from Srijit Seal for the sign-up link.

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03 May 2022

Research by Clare Hall members explores how cannabis affects our cognition and psychology

Research by Professor Barbara Sahakian (Fellow of Clare Hall); Dr Christelle Langley (Affiliated Postdoc); Martine Skumlien (PhD candidate at Cambridge); and Tianye Jia (Fudan University) interrogates how the drug cannabis affects the human mind.

In three recent studies published in ...

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28 April 2022

PhD student awarded I.E. Melhus Prize by American Phytopathological Society

Rachel Murray-Watson, a PhD student from Clare Hall, has been awarded the I.E. Melhus Prize by the American Phytopathological Society, one of the largest plant science societies in the world.

Rachel is part of the Theoretical and Computational Epidemiology Group at the Department of Plant Sciences here at the University of Cambridge. The group looks at models of plant disease with the aim of improving predictive models and implementing better control techniques.

Rachel describes her research as follows:
'My research specifically focuses on how we can incorporate...

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27 April 2022

College members invited to talk by Martin Kemp, Emeritus Research Professor, Oxford University

The President and Art Committee of Clare Hall invite all College members to a talk by Martin Kemp. Titled 'The Heart of the Matter: Leonardo da Vinci and the Body of the Earth', the talk is taking place on Friday 6 May 2022 from 6pm in the Richard Eden Room, West Court, Clare Hall.

Martin Kemp is Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at Oxford University. He has written and broadcast extensively on imagery in art and science from the Renaissance to the present day, speaking on issues of visualisation to a wide range of audiences...

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25 April 2022

Clare Hall Allotment hosting Good to Grow event this weekend

Clare Hall Allotment Initiative is running a Good to Grow session on Saturday 23 April, to get prepared for the growing season ahead.

They will be:

Sowing various seeds to germinate in the greenhouseSprinkling seaweed pellets on and watering the allotment beds

11am-1pm, Clare Hall Allotment

Head down whether you’re a member of the University or not - all are welcome!

For more information on this Good to Grow event, see here.

Good to Grow (the new name for The Big Dig)...

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21 April 2022

Applications welcome for Hart Research Prize and Hart-Marshall Humanities Prize 2022

We are pleased to invite applications for the Hart Research Prize and Hart-Marshall Humanities Prize 2022. Both prizes are supported by an endowment kindly gifted by Professor Jonathan Hart with the aim of supporting research progression. The value of each prize is £250 and the awardees will be invited to this year’s College Awards Event, due to be held on Wednesday 1 June.

Application for the prizes is open to current Masters students who are planning to progress to doctoral study. Those students wishing to apply should send a copy of the abstract of their masters...

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19 April 2022

Exhibition of Leonardo's anatomical drawings to be presented at Clare Hall

From next month, Clare Hall Art Committee will present The Art and Heart of Leonardo, an exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

The exhibition is the outcome of Francis Wells’ long-standing interest in Leonardo, which first took hold when, as a young man, he studied anatomy for surgery. 

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer. As an artist fascinated by both art and science, Leonardo was able to see things...

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13 April 2022