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Research Fellow to present talk on Renaissance Theatre at Watermill Theatre

Anthony (Tony) Harris, a Research Fellow of Clare Hall, will share a talk on Renaissance Theatre at the Watermill Theatre, Bagnor (near Newbury in Berkshire), next month. The talk will highlight playwrights beyond Shakespeare who were active during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and will raise funds for the theatre. 

Dr Harris has taught Renaissance Drama at Oxford, and Old and Middle English at Cambridge and Oxford. He read English Language and Literature at Oxford as a mature student, where he become interested in medieval literature and the application of the sciences to...

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28 March 2022

Advice on Ukraine doomscrolling published by Clare Hall members

Research insights penned by Professor Barbara Sahakian (Fellow of Clare Hall); Dr Christelle Langley (Affiliated Postdoc); Professor Jianfeng Feng (Associate) and Dr Chun Shen (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Fudan University) offer guidance on the negative effects doomscrolling can have on our cognition and mood.

Published in The Conversationtheir new article highlights the ways in which doomscrolling (spending an...

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22 March 2022

PhD student appointed member of Presidential Council for Youth Policy by State Secretary of Kazakhstan

Kamila Rollan, a third-year PhD student at the Faculty of Education, has been appointed a member of the Presidential Council for Youth Policy by the State Secretary of Kazakhstan. This council is a main advising and decision-making body on youth policy in Kazakhstan.

State Secretary of Kazakhstan, Yerlan Karin, said:
'[The council] includes public activists, young scientists and entrepreneurs, representatives of different regions, rural and creative youth,and leaders of youth organisations. All of them are recognised professionals in their fields, well aware...

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17 March 2022

Fellow wins Blavatnik Award for pioneering neuroscience research

Congratulations to Dr Madeline Lancaster, a Fellow of Clare Hall, who is a 2022 UK winner of a Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists.

Dr Lancaster receives the award for her pioneering development of the first method for generating brain organoids from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, a technology that is ushering in a new era of neuroscience research. Her work using organoids to investigate the blood-brain barrier, primate brain evolution, and fetal brain development will help reveal fundamental knowledge about how human brains evolved and how they are affected by disease...

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16 March 2022

Emeritus Fellow honoured by high h-index ranking from Research.com

On 17 February 2022, Research.com announced the list of its 1,000 top mathematicians worldwide, ranked according to the h-index. Professor A. S. Fokas, Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall, has ranked first among all mathematicians of the two mathematics departments of the University of Cambridge - namely of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics - where he occupied the chair of Nonlinear Mathematical Science in 2002-21, and of the Department of Pure Mathematics and...

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15 March 2022

Life Member awarded Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics by the American Physical Society

Dr Patricia Fara, a Life Member of Clare Hall and Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, has been awarded the 2022 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics by the American Physical Society.

The citation reads: 'For outstanding and wide-ranging scholarship on the History of Science, especially regarding the Physical Sciences in the 17th through the 20th centuries, and for bringing attention to neglected contributors to the Physical Sciences, including female physicists and practical workers such as...

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14 March 2022

CHBC launches Boat Fundraising Appeal

This week sees the launch of a new Boat Fundraising Appeal, as Clare Hall Boat Club (CHBC) seek to fund a replacement new-used men's boat to support their future on the river.

Collin Smith, CHBC President 2021-22, says:
'As part of the smallest college in Cambridge, without a storied history and accumulated endowment, we are consistently competing above our size - and often shocking everyone with our success. However, it has become clear that our men's...

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10 March 2022

PhD student wins STEM for Britain silver medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering

Congratulations to Hayden Salway, a Sensor CDT PhD student at Clare Hall, who this week attended Parliament to present his engineering research as part of STEM for Britain, winning a silver medal. 

Hayden’s poster on developing novel materials to revolutionise medical X-ray imaging was judged against dozens of other scientists’ research in the only national competition of its kind.

On presenting his research in Parliament, Hayden said:
'I am thrilled and honoured to have been...

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09 March 2022

Professor Susan Neiman to give Ashby Lecture 2022 on the subject 'Why the Left is not Woke'

Philosopher and writer Professor Susan Neiman will give the Clare Hall Ashby Lecture 2022 next month. Professor Neiman is Director of the Einstein Forum in Potsdam and has written extensively on the Enlightenment, moral philosophy, metaphysics, and politics. Her work shows that philosophy is a living force for contemporary thinking and action.

Thursday 28 April 2022, from 4pm at Robinson Auditorium and via Zoom.Tickets

Register for the Zoom version of this event via Eventbrite: https://www....

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08 March 2022

Emeritus Fellow to speak about English interwar art during Cambridge Literary Festival

Cambridge Literary Festival’s spring programme (20-24 April 2022) will include a talk by Professor Frances Spalding, Affiliated Lecturer for Cambridge University’s History of Art Department and Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall.

Titled The Real and the Romantic, Professor Spalding’s talk will explore how English art flourished between the two World Wars. Frances will give an illustrated talk, speaking to fellow author David Reynolds about the volatile cultural landscape of the 1920s and 1930s, and illuminating the alliances and shifts in artistic sensibility which fed into the...

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07 March 2022