PhD student to speak within Selwyn College MCR's LGBTQ+ History Month Seminar

Within a series of academic seminars organised by Selwyn College's MCR for LGBTQ+ History Month, Clare Hall student Javier Pérez-Osorio will give a talk titled Tropical Frames: New Approaches to Latin American Queer Cinema this Friday.

Javier, a PhD candidate at the Centre for Film and Screen, University of Cambridge, will present an overview of his research project in which, from a decolonial perspective, he studies the formal and narrative strategies used in recent Latin American queer cinema. Javier will present analysis of the films Retablo (Perú, 2017) and ...

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09 February 2022

African Food Day to be hosted at Clare Hall this weekend

The African Society of Cambridge University organises African Food Day with the aim of showcasing the diversity of food and culture on the African Continent, and this year the event is being held at Clare Hall.

Lundi-Anne Omam, a Public Health and Primary Care PhD student from Clare Hall (pictured), comments:
'I am very delighted my college accepted to host African Food Day for this event, where rich and diverse African cuisine will be shared. I will be bringing some traditional delicacies from Cameroon to the event. Members will prepare a delicacy that is specific to their...

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09 February 2022

PhD student elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Congratulations to Clare Hall PhD student Rina P. Y. Lai, who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) for her contributions to social advancement through her research and work in education. 

The Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts is awarded to individuals who have been recognised by an award panel for making outstanding achievements that contribute to social progress and development. 

Rina translates her expertise in research and knowledge in theories to scalable solutions as an independent consultant working with start-ups, NGOs, and multinational...

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07 February 2022

Tanner Lectures on Human Values 2022 now available on catch-up

Clare Hall welcomed six eminent speakers for its Tanner Lectures on Human Values last week (1-2 February), who focused their lectures and responses on the topic 'Providing for a nation’s health, in a global context'.

Those who missed the event or would like to listen again can catch-up via the College's YouTube playlist

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07 February 2022

Work by acclaimed design practice Alison Brooks Architects to be exhibited at Clare Hall

An exhibition of models, drawings and photographs of work by Alison Brooks Architects will be presented at Clare Hall in the coming weeks.

Titled Alison Brooks Architects: Cultural Formations - Selected Works 2002-2022, the exhibition showcases 20 years' work by the acclaimed London-based design practice, which was founded by Alison Brooks in 1996.

The works on display will demonstrate Alison Brooks Architects’ ability to 'reveal and translate social histories, urban archetypes and iconographies into contemporary space and form, while at the same time they...

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04 February 2022

Life Member wins RIBA President's Award for Research

M. Wesam Al Asali, a Life Member of Clare Hall, has won the RIBA President’s Award for Research in the category of History and Theory. Wesam has received the award for work produced in collaboration with Dr Michael H. Ramage, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, and Dr Dania González Couret from the Universidad Tecnológica de la Habana, José Antonio Echeverría, Cuba.

Drawing on extensive research, the team's investigation provides a nuanced account of the history of architecture in post-revolutionary Cuba. Thin-tile vaulting in Cuba offered an ingenious and effective...

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02 February 2022

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