3 Slide Talks

The Clare Hall Postdoc Committee is launching a new series of 3 Slide Talks. These are events for postdocs, from all disciplines, to share their research with our diverse college community.  Postdocs are invited to present their research in three slides, lasting roughly 15 minutes, allowing 5-10 minutes for Q&A’s at the end. Speakers are encouraged to be as creative as possible with their presentations, but the three slide rule must apply.

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12 February 2019

New Book by Trudi Tate

Official Fellow Trudi Tate has recently published A Short History of the Crimean War (I. B. Tauris, 2019). The Crimean War (1854-56) is often seen as the first modern war. A struggle between imperial Russia and an alliance of the British, French and Ottoman empires, it was the first war to be reported by eye-witnesses in the newspapers, the first to use the telegraph, and the first to be photographed. Trudi Tate explores these cultural representations alongside...

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07 February 2019

Burns Night 2019

As a college with a Scottish Bursar, we make every effort to hold a memorable and stylish Burns Night Dinner and this year’s event was no exception.  The evening began with retired Royal Air Force Piper Gary Kernaghan, playing a traditional Scottish air while tartan-attired guests gathered in the Common Room. Former Vice-President, Stephen Bourne introduced this celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns and recited the famous Selkirk Grace.

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04 February 2019

Clare Hall Boat Club Novices at Emma Sprints Regatta 2018

The new rowers at Clare Hall Boat Club (CHBC) participated in Emma Sprints on Sunday 18 November. This regatta is an annual event intended to get the novices racing on the river Cam, in fancy dress. The men’s crew dressed up as escaped prisoners and rowed so fast it could have been called a crime! You might not have been able to find the women’s crew, as they were dressed up as Wally! Both crews did incredibly well in their first race and won by at least one boat-length. In the second round, both crews had to tip their hat to stronger opponents.

The CHBC’s...

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27 November 2018

How Erskine inspired Clare Hall's mid-century revival

Clare Hall is widely regarded as one of Ralph Erskine's greatest buildings, so it was fitting that the iconic 20th-century architect was the inspiration behind the refurbishment of the Common Room – the College's main shared space, where members relax, converse and study. Interior designer Magnus Englund explains how Erskine's take on modernism shaped the new design. 

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26 November 2018

Liberation Literature Lecture Series 2018

On 1 November, the second talk in the Liberation Literature Lecture series was held at Robinson College. This year’s lecture was given by Anne Sebba, an award-winning British biographer, writer, lecturer and journalist and was entitled Parisian Women and the Nazi Occupation: uncovering their lives and their relationships. Anne painted a vivid image of life in Paris during the Nazi occupation, the difficult choices many faced and the various ways women responded and dealt with the Nazi occupation. She also discussed the reluctance of many to tell their stories or share...

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22 November 2018

Clare Hall Spanish Society Event 2018

On the 29 September, a group of Life Members from the Spanish Society met in Salamanca. 2018 is a year of celebration for the University of Salamanca as it reaches 800 years from its foundation in 1218 by King Alfonso IX de Leon.

Organised by Professor Antonio López, from the University, members had the privilege of meeting at the oldest University building, Escuelas Mayores, well known for its Plateresque style facade from 1529, containing the famous Salamanca frog. The legend of the frog is that when students arrive for the very first time at the renowned University - the oldest in...

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19 November 2018

The Salje Medal Winners 2018

Our annual Salje Medals were presented on the 7 November at Formal Hall by the President of Clare Hall, David Ibbetson. The medals are given annually to two research students, one in Arts/Humanities and Social Sciences and one in the Sciences, whose completed PhD thesis and publications merit high commendation. This year’s winners were Visa Kurki and Michael Webster, pictured here with Ekhard Salje.

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08 November 2018

Professor Donald King

The College is very sorry to pass on the sad news that Don King, Honorary Fellow of the College and a very generous benefactor has died. He had been ill for some time. We send our condolences to Mary Elizabeth and the rest of his family.

06 November 2018

Welcome to 1966 - A GSB Formal Dinner

On 11 October, Clare Hall went back to 1966 during a special formal organised by the Graduate Student Body (GSB). New and old students were brought together for a vibrant evening during Freshers’ Week, to celebrate the foundation of Clare Hall. 

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06 November 2018