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Concerts raise £695 for Raymond Nicolet Trust

Clare Hall’s Music Committee presented a pair of concerts featuring pianists Ljubica Stojanovic and Patrick Hemmerlé this spring, to raise funds for the Raymond Nicolet Trust. The charity is delighted to confirm that they raised £695 across the two performances.

Christine Hilcenko, co-founder of the Trust, shares:

"We are very grateful to both Ljubica and Patrick, who gave us their time and talent to support our cause. The live comments on the broadcast were a tribute to the...

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29 April 2021

Company co-founded by Life Member named in top 100 sustainability start-ups to watch

Phycobloom, a start-up co-founded by Ian Hu, a Life Member of Clare Hall, has been selected by media company Sifted in their top 100 sustainability start-ups to watch list. Phycobloom conducts research on producing algae oil that is cheap enough to replace fossil fuels.

Ian started his academic journey in the fields of agriculture and plant science in Taiwan. Being ambitious to solve more profound, real-world problems, he then sought further education and completed his PhD at Cambridge, in the Department of...

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28 April 2021

Life Member to speak at Birmingham International Literary Salon

Thomas Glave, a Life Member and former Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, will speak at the Birmingham International Literary Salon next month. Thomas is a Jamaican/American writer who graduated from Bowdoin College and Brown University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Jamaica, during which time he worked on issues of social justice with other local activists, and helped to found the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals, and Gays, which to this date remains one of the few major human rights advocacy organisations in the Caribbean region.

Thomas is the author of four books and the editor...

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27 April 2021

Life Member publishes book on science, development and Buddhism

Dr David L. Gosling, Life Member and the first Spalding Fellow of Clare Hall, is the author of a new book titled Science and Development in Thai and South Asian Buddhism (Routledge, 2020).

The book considers the role of Thai Buddhist religious people in development within Thailand. It discusses how Thai Buddhism has evolved philosophically and in its organisation to allow this, examines various examples of Buddhist people's engagement in development projects, and assesses how the situation is likely to unfold going forward. In addition, the book considers the relationship...

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26 April 2021

The College's Anthony Low Bar now open for takeaways

Clare Hall's Anthony Low Bar (ALB) has opened for takeaways this springtime, having previously been closed due to Covid-19. 

Emily Goodacre, Manager of the ALB, shares:

“Last Friday we reopened the ALB (the student bar at Clare Hall) for takeaways. We will be open every Friday (6-9pm), Saturday (6-9pm), and Sunday (2-5pm) until further notice, and customers can enjoy their takeaway drinks in the College gardens or elsewhere."

College members are encouraged to check their emails for up-to-date opening times, as...

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23 April 2021

Professor Peter Wadhams' work in Extreme E profiled by Varsity

Professor Peter Wadhams, Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall, has been profiled by Varsity, the student newspaper. 

Following the inaugural race of the climate-focussed motorsport Extreme E, Professor Wadhams speaks about harnessing the power of sport for the purpose of education. He is the sport's Head of Scientific Committee as well as being visiting Professor at the Politecnico di Torino; and an Emeritus Professor of Ocean Physics at Cambridge’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

Learn more in Varsity...

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20 April 2021

New series of Intimate Engagements concerts to run this spring/summer

Clare Hall looks forward to spotlighting a new series of Intimate Engagements performances this spring/summer.

Professor Alan Short, President of Clare Hall, and Abigail Dolan, Artistic Director of Intimate Engagements, share:

It is with great pleasure that we resume the Intimate Engagements chamber music series via Clare Hall.

In this series, outstanding musicians accompany their performances with informal presentations, sharing with the audiences their musical journey of the programme performed. 

The series started in 2008 and...

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19 April 2021

Life Member co-edits six-volume history of colour in western culture

Dr Carole Biggam, former Visiting Fellow and Life Member of Clare Hall, is the co-editor of A Cultural History of Color (Bloomsbury, 2021). The six-volume work presents a history of 5,000 years of colour in western culture.

The first systematic and comprehensive history, this work examines how colour has been perceived, developed, produced and traded, and how it has been used in all aspects of performance - from the political, to the religious, to the artistic - and how it shapes all we see. The six volumes cover: 1 – Antiquity (3,000 BCE to 500 CE); 2 – Medieval Age (500 to...

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13 April 2021

Cellist Adrian Bradbury performs at the College

Enjoy a live, single-take performance by cello virtuoso Adrian Bradbury, now on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqVjdx4wp-A

This was originally intended to be broadcast via livestream on Saturday evening, but due to internet failure it is instead now presented as an unedited, live performance.

During the concert, Adrian Bradbury explores music from the opposite ends of Bach's treasure trove of music for solo cello - a genre that he virtually...

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12 April 2021

Clare Hall elects two new Associates

The College is delighted to welcome two new Associates to our community this season. 

Sandra L. Suárez is an award-winning teacher and scholar with 25 years’ experience at Temple University. She is Professor of Political Science and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research; and co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Anti-Bias Advisory Board and Director of the Laura Undergraduate Scholars Programme in the College of Liberal Arts.

Sandra was born and raised in Puerto Rico...

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09 April 2021