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Clare Hall members to tackle key issues of digital era in Cambridge Festival 2022

Several Clare Hall members are involved in this year’s interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival, which will run from 31 March-10 April with a mixture of online, on-demand and in-person events, covering all aspects of the world-leading research happening at Cambridge.

2022's festival focuses on the impacts of our ever-increasing dependence on technology. Below is a selection of events featuring Clare Hallers, including Professor Lord Martin Rees (Honorary Fellow of Clare Hall and Astronomer Royal), and Research Fellows Professor Li Su and Dr...

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28 February 2022

Fellow Commoner made Honorary Life Member of the Quaternary Research Association

Congratulations to Professor Kevin Edwards, a Fellow Commoner of Clare Hall, who has been made an Honorary Life Member of the Quaternary Research Association (QRA), in recognition of his long-standing and wide-ranging contributions to Quaternary Science and the QRA. 

Professor Edwards is one of three new Honorary Life Members recently announced by the QRA, which is the premier UK organisation concerned with research into the Quaternary Period. This covers the last 2.6 million years of geological time and uses multidisciplinary approaches from the earth, biological and human sciences...

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21 February 2022

New book on slavery in the Late Antique World co-edited by Visiting Fellow

A book titled Slavery in the Late Antique World, 150 – 700 CE, co-edited by Dr Maijastina Kahlos, a Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, has just been published. It investigates the ideological, moral, cultural, and symbolic aspects of slavery, as well as the living conditions of slaves in the Mediterranean world in Antiquity.

Late ancient slavery was a complex and polymorphous phenomenon, one that was conditioned by culture and geography...

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18 February 2022

Fellow and Affiliated Postdoc's research on gambling disorder highlights urgent need for independent funding in UK

Work by a team including Professor Barbara Sahakian, a Fellow of Clare Hall, and Dr Christelle Langley, an Affiliated Postdoc, has highlighted key research priorities relating to gambling addiction, and the urgent need for independent research funding in the UK.

Writing in The Lancet Psychiatry, the group of clinicians and scientists set out their priorities for tackling the pervasive problem of gambling addiction, or ‘gambling disorder’.

Professor...

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17 February 2022

Creative writing careers panel features Life Member of Clare Hall

Writer and historian Dr Tess Little, a Life Member of Clare Hall, recently joined a careers panel on creative writing, organised by the University of Cambridge Careers Service.

Tess, who completed an MPhil in Modern European History at Clare Hall in 2013–14, has since been elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her short stories and non-fiction have appeared in various places, including Words And Women: Two, The Mays...

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16 February 2022

Life Member elected to Joseph Conrad Society of America Board of Trustees

Professor Jana M. Giles, a Life Member of Clare Hall, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Joseph Conrad Society of America. She was promoted to Full Professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in autumn 2021, and continues as Endowed Professor in English Literature. Her latest publications have centered on the Polish-British author Joseph Conrad, and the South African author J.M. Coetzee, and the aesthetics of the sublime.

Professor Giles' most recent publication, 'The Beating Heart of Sublime Empire: The Secret Agent as Sequel to Heart...

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15 February 2022

Research Fellow to speak at Alzheimer’s Research UK annual conference

Professor Li Su, a Research Fellow at Clare Hall, has been invited to speak during Alzheimer’s Research UK's annual conference in Brighton this month. He will present at the 'Life of a Fellow' event, sharing his experience of setting up a research group after being awarded the prestigious Alzheimer’s Research UK Senior Fellowship, and being appointed Professor of Neuroimaging at the Flagship Neuroscience Institute, University of Sheffield.

During his talk...

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14 February 2022

PhD student to present research on genomics of reproductive ageing and fertility to Parliament

Stasa Stankovic, a PhD student in Genomic Medicine at Clare Hall, has been shortlisted to the top ten within the Biological and Biomedical Sciences category in STEM for Britain – a major scientific poster competition organised by the UK government’s Parliamentary & Scientific Committee. She will present her work to Parliamentarians and subject judges on 7 March 2022, and compete for the Westminster Medal.

The competition and exhibition which has been held in Parliament since 1997. Its aim is to give...

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14 February 2022

2021-22 Intimate Engagements series continues

Clare Hall is delighted to continue the 2021-22 season of Intimate Engagements, with the next concert set to take place on Saturday 19 February, with a performance of Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.

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’...

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10 February 2022

Visiting Fellow appointed Director of the Eudaimonia Institute, Finland

Professor Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen, a Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, has been appointed as the new Director of the Eudaimonia Institute in the field of Human Sciences research. Professor Kuukkanen’s recent research has focused on philosophy of science and philosophy of history, having been the Chief Editor of the Journal of the Philosophy of History (2017-2022).

The Eudaimonia Institute's mission is to promote and combine research, development, collaboration, and doctoral training in the field of human sciences.

On his appointment, Professor Kuukkanen comments:...

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10 February 2022