Research Fellow appears on Raymond Nicolet Trust podcast

Dr Carolyn Cobbold, a Research Fellow at Clare Hall, appears in a new podcast published by the Raymond Nicolet Trust. During the recording she discusses how she's broken boundaries in our society, reflecting on her multidisciplinary work in the environment and research into the history of food.

Dr Cobbold comments:
'I was very honoured to be asked to contribute to the Raymond Nicolet Trust podcast series to talk about my involvement in the environment, climate change adaptation and the history of food. These are all issues of growing...

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13 January 2022

Life Member directs documentary on street architecture in Covid-19 São Paulo

Professor Fraya Frehse, a Life Member of Clare Hall, has directed a new documentary exploring street architecture in Covid-19 São Paulo. The piece was commissioned by the Architecture Museum of Technische Universität München for their exhibition, Who’s Next? Homelessness, Architecture, and Cities

The documentary (22’40’’) uncovers the remarkable architectural talent found on the streets of São Paulo, filmed against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor Frehse, who is Associate Professor of...

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11 January 2022

Clare Hall accepting applications for Research Fellowship Competition in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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

Information for applicants:

We are 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...

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05 January 2022

Inbound Visiting Fellow elected Master of the Bench of Inner Temple

Professor Norman Doe, an inbound Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, has been elected Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Professor Doe, who is Director of the Cardiff School of Law and Politics’ Canon Law LLM programme and the Centre for Law and Religion, has been recognised by the Inner Temple for his ‘unrivalled reputation in Ecclesiastical Law and the Law of Church and State, as well as the active and positive contributions he has made to the affairs of the Inner Temple’. He will join the Inner Temple as an Academic Bencher.

Speaking of his...

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05 January 2022

Fitzwilliam String Quartet concert to be live-streamed in January

Following the latest developments regarding the Omicron variant, Clare Hall has taken the decision for Fitzwilliam String Quartet's inaugural College concert to be live-streamed free of charge on Saturday 8 January, via our YouTube channel.

The concert, titled Four Centuries, Four Players, will feature works by Purcell, Barcham Stevens, Haydn, and Beethoven.

Alan George, a founding member of the Quartet, comments:

'An ambition for the next three years is for Clare Hall and...

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23 December 2021

Emeritus Fellow to give talk on John Piper’s stained-glass work

Professor Frances Spalding, an Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall, will give a talk on John Piper’s stained glass for the British Society of Master Glass Painters in January 2022.

The Society’s first online lecture of the new year coincides with the Centenary touring exhibition visiting All Saints Church, Bristol, where John Piper made some extraordinary windows.

The artist did not begin designing stained glass until he was in his early 50s, but went on to undertake over 60 works in this medium across the next 30 years. Stained glass had made an unforgettable impact on him as a...

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22 December 2021

Research Fellow part of team who uncovered largest-ever millipede fossil

Dr William McMahon, a Research Fellow of Clare Hall, has co-authored a paper published by the Journal of the Geological Society, analysing the largest-ever millipede fossil, which was found on a Northumberland beach in 2018. 

The 326-million-year-old giant millipede's remains were found at Howick Beach. Known as Arthropleura, this species was over 2.5 metres long, making it likely to have been the largest arthropod to have existed on Earth. 

The fossil will be displayed at the University of Cambridge's Sedgwick Museum next year.

Read the paper at...

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21 December 2021

College's 2021 Review published online

Clare Hall is delighted to share the 2021 edition of its annual publication, the Review.

This year's edition features updates from the College's Senior Management team; Tutorial Office; profiles on Fellows; and a report from Clare Hall's Graduate Student Body.

You can also enjoy reports from the College's Art and Music committees, Choir, Boat Club, and an Access and Equality update from our Vice-President, Helen Pennant. Student profiles and Members' News are additional highlights, offering a fascinating picture of the activities of Clare...

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21 December 2021

Clare Hall releases details of 2022 studentships

Clare Hall, a college for advanced study at the University of Cambridge, welcomes applications for a range of studentships for entry in 2022.

We have ten UK co-funded Masters studentships available, and two PhD studentships.

Dr Holly Hedgeland, Senior Tutor of Clare Hall, comments:

'We are delighted to be able to offer a significantly increased number of studentships for entry in 2022. Thanks to the generous support of our donors and working in partnership with the Cambridge Trust, we will be offering four Cambridge Opportunity Studentships based at...

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20 December 2021

Exhibition of Leonardo's anatomical drawings to be presented at Clare Hall

This January, Clare Hall Art Committee will present The Art and Heart of Leonardo, an exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes.

The exhibition is the outcome of Francis Wells’ long-standing interest in Leonardo, which first took hold when, as a young man, he studied anatomy for surgery. 

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer. As an artist fascinated by both art and science, Leonardo was able to see things that...

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17 December 2021