Salje Medal - Inside the Human Cell by Dr Valentina Quarantotti

Congratulations to Clare Hall graduate, Dr Valentina Quarantotti, who was also recently awarded a Salje Medal for her PhD in Medical Science entitled Towards the Understanding of Pericentriolar Satellite Biology. Dr Quarantotti explains more about her research here.

My PhD explores the biological function of mysterious cellular components called centriolar satellites. The name of these structures derives from the observation made on their continuous movement, reminiscent of satellites in orbit, around two intriguing cellular compartments, the centrosome and...

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07 November 2019

Salje Medal - Climate Change in the Bronze Age by Dr Penny Jones

Congratulations to recent Clare Hall graduate, Dr Penny Jones, who was awarded a Salje Medal for her PhD dissertation in Archeology entitled Climate change, water stress and agriculture in the Indus Civilisation, 3000-1500 BC. Here she describes her research.

The Indus (or Harappan) Civilisation is perhaps the least well-known – and least well understood – of the Bronze Age urban civilisations. Contemporary with major civilisations in Mesopotamia, China and Egypt, the Indus Civilisation flourished across the plains of modern north-western India and Pakistan...

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05 November 2019

A Farewell to Ice by Professor Peter Wadham

Professor Peter Wadham’s book A Farewell to Ice (Allen Lane, 2016) has been published in Italian as Addio ai Ghiacci (Bollati Borenghieri, Turin, 2017) winning second place in the 2019 Galileo Prize contest for popular science books at the University of Padua.  A further popular Italian edition is due in November. 


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31 October 2019

Alumni Weekend 2019

This year’s well attended Alumni Weekend featured two talks by Clare Hall Fellows.  It was pure coincidence that they were both from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, but they brilliantly showcased the diversity of the department.  Professor Hasok Chang, Hans Rausing Professor, challenged the idea that all science can be reduced to its constituents, in this case, physics.  Dr Carolyn Cobbold gave a fascinating talk about the history of food dyes, and how various countries had responded differently to their use in foods.  It was a wonderful...

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31 October 2019

Graduation October 2019

We had a lovely Graduation Dinner on Friday 25 October followed by an equally lovely, if wet, Graduation Ceremony on Saturday 26 October: five PhDs and twenty Masters of Philosophy.

Warm congratulations to all.

Photo Credit: Dr Tobias Baldauf





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29 October 2019

The Pegasus Cup

On October 8 the Clare Hall Boat Club was presented with the Pegasus Cup by Richard Naisby of Milton Brewery. The Pegasus Cup is awarded to the most successful overall boat club performance in the May Bumps races.

This year, the Clare Hall boat club had a very successful Bumps campaign collecting 60 points in the Pegasus score and finishing well ahead of the runners up Caius with 33 points and Emmanuel with 24 points. This result is thanks to an excellent and consistent performance of both the Women’s and Men’s teams, which bumped in all of their races except for the last...

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17 October 2019

Student Matriculation

On Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 October, 130 new graduate students matriculated, becoming full members of the university. Students signed our Matriculation book in the presence of the President, Vice-President, Praelector and Tutors, who extended a warm welcome. This was followed by a splendid meal in the dining hall, in the company of many college Fellows.

Thanks to the retiring Praelector, Dr Trudi Tate, and the Tutorial Administrator, Becky Williams, for organising the Matriculation events.

Welcome to the incoming Praelector, Dr Lucia Tantardini.


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17 October 2019

Clare Hall Review 2019

The 2019 Clare Hall Review is now available to view online.

The talent and diversity of Clare Hall is represented annually in the Review, which this year includes contributions from Dr Chris Hope, a climate change policy researcher, the College's new choirmaster Ben D'Souza and a feature on architecture at Clare Hall from our Vice President Professor Alan Short. 

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14 October 2019

Pegasus Cup Award Ceremony

The Clare Hall Boat Club would like to invite all members of the College to the award ceremony of the Pegasus Cup of 2019 on the 12 October at 8 pm. This award is given to the college with the best performance during May Bumps and is presented by Milton Brewery. The club had an incredibly successful year, culminating in a fantastic performance in May Bumps in June 2019 for both the men’s and women’s team.

Location - Anthony Low Bar, Clare Hall

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08 October 2019

No Place Like Home? Policy Workshop on refugees and forced displacement

Report by Sigrid Lupieri

On Friday, 20 September, scholars, policymakers and participants with a refugee background gathered at Clare Hall for the workshop No Place Like Home? New Perspectives on Displacement and the Modern Refugee System.

Panel discussions saw attendees reflecting on the future of ‘durable policy options’ for refugees and on the need for a more global and comprehensive framework for responsibility-sharing and support for host communities during refugee crises. In fact, to date,...

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03 October 2019