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Clare Hall accepting applications for Research Fellowship Competition in the Sciences

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

Information for applicants:

We're 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 of...

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28 October 2021

Life Member discusses Covid-19's impact on global supply chains in podcast

Dr Yossi Sheffi, Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), appears in a new podcast focusing on global supply chains in the pandemic.

Dr Sheffi is an expert in systems optimisation, risk analysis and supply chain management, which are the subjects he researches and teaches at MIT, both at the MIT School of Engineering and at the Sloan School of Management.

In the podcast, titled Hubwonk, Joe Selvaggi interviews Dr Sheffi about the unprecedented global supply and demand shocks created by...

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27 October 2021

2021-22 GSB Officers elected

100 Clare Hall students cast their votes in the GSB elections this month, electing the following officers to the GSB for the 2021-22 academic year: 

Niraimathi Nagarajan as Vice-President. 

Jiaxing Jiang as Treasurer 

Satvik Singh as Secretary. 

Lauren Adams and Mingchun Xu as Social Officers. 

Martin Baur and Simon...

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25 October 2021

Intimate Engagements programme 2021-22 announced

Clare Hall is delighted to reveal the programme for the 2021-22 season of Intimate Engagements. This much-loved series started in 2006 under the artistic direction of Abigail Dolan, and has earned a reputation in the musical life of Cambridge for its thoughtful programming, and for the high quality of performances, which have showcased internationally-known musicians including Emma Kirkby, Charles Owen and Alina Ibragimova.

Patrick Hemmerlé, the series’ new Artistic Director, comments:
“I am happy to start this role at a time in which live music...

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24 October 2021

Clare Hall Life Member's company wins Earthshot Prize 2021

The Takachar Project, led by Kevin Kung (a Life Member of Clare Hall) and Vidyut Mohan, has been awarded the Earthshot Prize and £1 million in recognition of its innovative effort to tackle northern India’s smog crisis. 

$120 billion of agricultural waste is generated globally every year, with catastrophic consequences for human health and the environment. The burning of agricultural waste causes air pollution that can significantly decrease life expectancy. 

Takachar has developed a cheap, small-scale, portable technology that attaches to tractors in remote farms. The machine...

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19 October 2021

Emeritus Fellow wins 6th World China Studies Contribution Award

Dr Michael Loewe, Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall, received a 6th World China Studies Contribution Award yesterday, for his research in Sinology.

He commented:
"I am honoured by the World Forum on China Studies for the award of Contribution to China Studies in the World. Many years have passed since the beginning of my cooperation with Chinese scholars; in the process, I fully appreciate their contribution to the study of the history of Chinese civilisation, and it is their contribution that has greatly expanded the research on this topic. ...

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19 October 2021

Clare Hall launches Student Assistance Programme

A Student Assistance Programme (SAP) became available to all Clare Hall students from 1 October this year.

The SAP is being introduced as an additional strand of the College's support for student wellbeing and mental health, beyond that provided by the existing College-Based Counsellor, College Nurse and the wider University Counselling Service.

Our Tutorial team understands...

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18 October 2021

Honorary Fellow and PhD candidate curate exhibition on the UN's 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women

Melanne Verveer, Honorary Fellow of Clare Hall, and Rebecca Turkington, a PhD candidate in History here, have curated an exhibition titled Women's Rights Are Human Rights: The United States and the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women. The exhibition, which launched yesterday at Georgetown University Library, Washington DC, examines the Fourth World Conference on Women, which was the largest UN conference in history, convening more than 6,000 official delegates from almost every country in the world.

Melanne is Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace...

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14 October 2021

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,...

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13 October 2021

Former President to speak during Cambridge Literary Festival

Professor Dame Gillian Beer, Honorary Fellow and former President of Clare Hall, will appear in conversation with writer Claire Keegan this month, during Cambridge Literary Festival. In November, Professor Beer will then discuss her own new short memoir, Stations Without Signs, while being interviewed by writer and broadcaster Alex Clark. 

On the latter: a few days after her eighty-sixth birthday, Gillian decided to write a few fragments reflecting on her youth. The result...

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12 October 2021