Fellow discusses dementia research in University podcast

Professor Barbara Sahakian, a Fellow of Clare Hall, appears in the University of Cambridge's latest Mind Over Chatter podcast episode. 

The episode sees Professor Sahakian joined by sociologist Richard Milne and neurologist James Rowe, discussing the causes of dementia, how it can be diagnosed and treated, and preventative factors.

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27 January 2022

Life Member to present lecture-performance on Hans and Sophie Scholl of the White Rose Resistance

Dr Jud Newborn, a Life Member of Clare Hall, will give a live multimedia lecture-performance on Hans and Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Anti-Nazi Resistance this Sunday (9pm GMT).

The programme, hosted by the Sousa Mendes Foundation, is an adaptation of Dr Newborn's hour-long lecture-performance, The White Rose Student Anti-Nazi Resistance - and Heroes Today in the Fight for Democracy and Human Rights. The programme is partially based on his book Sophie Scholl & the White Rose.

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26 January 2022

Clare Hall's Quartet- and Musician-in-Residence to play concert together

On 5 February, Clare Hall is delighted to be presenting what promises to be a spellbinding concert by our Quartet-in-Residence, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, accompanied by Musician-in-Residence, Patrick Hemmerlé on piano.

With a wonderful programme featuring pieces by Peter McCarthy, Rebecca Clarke, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Johannes Brahms, this concert is the first to showcase both the Fitzwilliam String Quartet and Hemmerlé here at Clare Hall. 

Alan George, a founding member of FSQ, comments:
'We have teamed up with a large array of...

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24 January 2022

Ticketing launches for the Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Clare Hall is delighted to announce that ticketing for the Tanner Lectures on Human Values 2022 is now open.

The Lectures will take place from 1-2 February 2022, focusing on the subject 'Providing for a nation’s health, in a global context'.

Speakers include Professor Allen Buchanan, Professor Emeritus, Duke University; Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona; Professor of the Philosophy of International Law, Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College, London, who will address 'The relationship between national and global health'. On the...

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17 January 2022

Research Fellow appears on Raymond Nicolet Trust podcast

Dr Carolyn Cobbold, a Research Fellow at Clare Hall, appears in a new podcast published by the Raymond Nicolet Trust. During the recording she discusses how she's broken boundaries in our society, reflecting on her multidisciplinary work in the environment and research into the history of food.

Dr Cobbold comments:
'I was very honoured to be asked to contribute to the Raymond Nicolet Trust podcast series to talk about my involvement in the environment, climate change adaptation and the history of food. These are all issues of growing...

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13 January 2022

Life Member directs documentary on street architecture in Covid-19 São Paulo

Professor Fraya Frehse, a Life Member of Clare Hall, has directed a new documentary exploring street architecture in Covid-19 São Paulo. The piece was commissioned by the Architecture Museum of Technische Universität München for their exhibition, Who’s Next? Homelessness, Architecture, and Cities

The documentary (22’40’’) uncovers the remarkable architectural talent found on the streets of São Paulo, filmed against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor Frehse, who is Associate Professor of...

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11 January 2022

Clare Hall accepting applications for Research Fellowship Competition in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Clare Hall is currently welcoming applications for its Research Fellowship Competition in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, for Fellowships from October 2022.

Information for applicants:

We are a graduate College, founded in 1966, with about twenty each of Official Fellows and Research Fellows, fifteen Professorial Fellows, forty Visiting Fellows, and two hundred Graduate Students. The President, Professorial Fellows, Official Fellows and Research Fellows comprise the Governing Body. Members and their families are welcome participants in the social life...

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05 January 2022

Inbound Visiting Fellow elected Master of the Bench of Inner Temple

Professor Norman Doe, an inbound Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, has been elected Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Professor Doe, who is Director of the Cardiff School of Law and Politics’ Canon Law LLM programme and the Centre for Law and Religion, has been recognised by the Inner Temple for his ‘unrivalled reputation in Ecclesiastical Law and the Law of Church and State, as well as the active and positive contributions he has made to the affairs of the Inner Temple’. He will join the Inner Temple as an Academic Bencher.

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05 January 2022

Fitzwilliam String Quartet concert to be live-streamed in January

Following the latest developments regarding the Omicron variant, Clare Hall has taken the decision for Fitzwilliam String Quartet's inaugural College concert to be live-streamed free of charge on Saturday 8 January, via our YouTube channel.

The concert, titled Four Centuries, Four Players, will feature works by Purcell, Barcham Stevens, Haydn, and Beethoven.

Alan George, a founding member of the Quartet, comments:

'An ambition for the next three years is for Clare Hall and...

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23 December 2021

Emeritus Fellow to give talk on John Piper’s stained-glass work

Professor Frances Spalding, an Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall, will give a talk on John Piper’s stained glass for the British Society of Master Glass Painters in January 2022.

The Society’s first online lecture of the new year coincides with the Centenary touring exhibition visiting All Saints Church, Bristol, where John Piper made some extraordinary windows.

The artist did not begin designing stained glass until he was in his early 50s, but went on to undertake over 60 works in this medium across the next 30 years. Stained glass had made an unforgettable impact on him as a...

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22 December 2021