Student's allotment video shared within University's Festival of Wellbeing

A video by Sarah Gough, PhD student here at Clare Hall, has been featured within the University's Festival of Wellbeing 2021.

The video provides a wonderful overview of progress made by Clare Hall's Allotment Initiative to date, and features recent drone footage captured by Stefan Heimersheim, PhD student and former GSB President here at the College:

The University's Festival of Wellbeing offers an array of events, talks and...

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02 July 2021

Fellow to host webinar series for British Neuroscience Association

Dr Madeline Lancaster, a Fellow of Clare Hall, is hosting a series of three webinars for the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) in July this year. 

The set of three talks will discuss reproducibility and how to carry out credible neuroscience research using in vitro models. It will feature speakers who are experts in neural cell cultures and stem cell differentiation, and cover both academic research and industry. The BNA hopes it will provide a tool for newcomers and established scientists alike, to shine a light on important aspects of reproducibility in these model...

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30 June 2021

Research Fellow collaborates on toolkit for youth violence and crime prevention

Dr Hannah Gaffney, a Clare Hall Research Fellow, has collaborated with the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) on their toolkit for youth violence and crime prevention, which launches today with an online event featuring the Home Secretary.

The toolkit has been produced to highlight effective and ineffective methods in reducing youth violence, and will help police forces, local authorities, youth charities, school leaders and others to use evidence to decide what kind of support to provide to children at risk of involvement in violence.

Dr Gaffney’s contribution involved reviewing...

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28 June 2021

GSB President 2021/22 elected

Srijit Seal has been elected President of Clare Hall’s Graduate Student Body (GSB) for the academic year 2021/22.

Currently pursuing a PhD in Chemistry, Srijit is developing novel machine learning methods in drug discovery. He has previously served as Green Officer for the GSB, and also works in outreach programmes with St Stephens College, the University of Delhi, encouraging students to conduct internships and postgraduate studies at Cambridge and Oxford.

On being confirmed President of the GSB, Srijit comments:
“I am thrilled to be able to serve...

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28 June 2021

Clare Hall Fellow one of WES’ Top 50 Women in Engineering 2021

Congratulations to Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan, an Official Fellow of Clare Hall from the Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge, who has been named a WES Top 50 Women in Engineering 2021.

Founded by the Women's Engineering Society in 2016, the WE50 awards are linked to International Women in Engineering Day – the celebration of women in engineering that takes place on 23 June each year.

Working within the Device Materials Group here at the University, Dr Kar-Narayan’s research aims at developing functional...

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23 June 2021

Student yoga blog to feature within University's Festival of Wellbeing

The University of Cambridge's Festival of Wellbeing begins next week, with a wonderful array of events, talks and resources for our community to tap into.

Clare Hall's blog featuring Ruta Marcinkeviciute, in which she shares the impact of yoga on her time at the College, will feature within the Festival's communications output.

Discussing the yoga...

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22 June 2021

GSB launches online version of its BAME Access & Equality Library

The BAME Access & Equality Subcommittee of Clare Hall's Graduate Student Body (GSB), which was established last year, has published an Online Library. The Library is for use by any member of Clare Hall, but is also open access for the general public. It includes various kinds of...

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17 June 2021

Pull together! News from Clare Hall Boat Club

In light of the world health situation we're all still grappling with, the Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs have understandably cancelled ‘May’ Bumps for 2021.

Although some substitute races have been organised by the CUCBC to slake that thirst, the College understands that many members will be disappointed that we can’t line the riverbank and cheer on the CHBC during ‘May’ Bumps season this year.

Now our crews are back on the water, Clare Hall will be posting bite-sized CHBC digital content from 9–12 June for rowing...

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10 June 2021

Renowned sitarist to share concert at Clare Hall

Clare Hall Music Committee is delighted to welcome sitarist Mehboob Nadeem to give a concert live from our Dining Hall this Saturday, 12 June, from 8pm (BST).

Mehboob will be performing two raags:

Gunji Kauns - this Raag is composed by my Guruji Pandit Arvind Parikh combining two raags, Malgunji and Malkauns.Raag Khamaj

You can tune in via YouTube livestream at

About the musician:
Born into a highly...

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09 June 2021

Research Fellow named UK Dementia Research Institute Emerging Leader 2021

Dr Julie Qiaojin Lin, a Research Fellow of Clare Hall, has been recognised as an Emerging Leader in dementia research by the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). 

Dr Lin is a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, hosted by Professor Giovanna Mallucci’s Lab in the UK DRI at Cambridge and jointly sponsored by Professor Clemens Kaminski at Cambridge and Professor Jernej Ule at UCL. She joined the UK DRI in 2018 following her PhD training in Professor Christine Holt’...

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08 June 2021