Visiting Fellow to discuss conflicting norms about LGBTQI+ rights in Leverhulme Visiting Professorship Lecture

Stephen Brown, Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa and a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, will be giving a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship Lecture next month.

The lecture is titled Leaving No One Behind vs. Respecting Local Ownership in Development Cooperation: Conflicting Norms about LGBTQI+ Rights in Hostile Environments, with a synopsis as follows:

'Sexual and gender minorities are among the...

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20 May 2022

Clare Hall's annual cricket match to return this June

The annual cricket match between the President's XI and Clare Hall students is back for 2022! It will be held on Wednesday 22 June at the Leckhampton sports ground from 1:30pm.

The Cricket Club comments:
'The midsummer match has long been one of the most enjoyable events in the College calendar and we hope to draw a large crowd, so do come along for an afternoon of cricket in pleasant surroundings, with good food and great company. The event is free...

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18 May 2022

Concert to showcase vitality of the Ukrainian school

Clare Hall is delighted to be welcoming pianist Jonathan Powell and soprano Nadja Korovina to play a concert live from its Dining Hall later this month.

Patrick Hemmerlé, Musician-in-Residence at Clare Hall, comments:
'This concert promises to be exceptional on many levels. Jonathan Powell's status as an ardent ambassador for 20th- and 21st-century music borders on the legendary. He has carefully selected out of his titanesque repertoire gems from composers we rarely get the chance to hear in Europe, which showcases the vitality of the Ukrainian school. In the second half,...

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17 May 2022

Clare Hall news round-up

Below is a round-up of Clare Hall news items before we share more detailed coverage in the coming days.

Sir Mene Pangalos elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

Sir Mene Pangalos, an Official Fellow of Clare Hall and Executive Vice President and President, BioPharmaceuticals R&D, AstraZeneca, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He comments: ‘It is incredible to look at the immense...

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13 May 2022

President leads Cambridge’s Architecture Department to first place in REF 2021

Clare Hall's President, Professor Alan Short, has led the University of Cambridge's Architecture submission to the top place in its discipline in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework - one of four Cambridge submissions ranked first across all UK universities. Professor Short chaired the Architecture Department's REF team. 

Cambridge’s global reputation is recognised by the results of the REF, which is a major UK exercise to assess the quality of research at our universities. 93% of Cambridge’s overall submissions...

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12 May 2022

Co-curator of Leonardo exhibition offers tours

Running until 16 June 2022, Clare Hall Art Committee is currently presenting The Art and Heart of Leonardo - an exhibition chiefly of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical drawings, as seen through contemporary eyes. 

Francis Wells, co-curator of the exhibition, is willing to offer tours, during which he will explore the extraordinary observational skills and insights Leonardo achieved when he dissected and drew the heart. 

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11 May 2022

Clare Hall student and Cambridge Trust scholar discusses research with HRH The Prince of Wales

Clare Hall student and Cambridge Trust scholar, Moniruz Zaman, recently met HRH The Prince of Wales at a Cambridge Trust event.

Moniruz is an LLM (Master of Law) student and is recipient of The HRH Prince of Wales Commonwealth Scholarship, which was launched in spring 2019 to support postgraduate students from Commonwealth nations studying at the University of Cambridge in fields which focus on practical themes affecting the future of those nations.

Moniruz commented:
'As the first-ever Bangladeshi to receive the HRH Prince of Wales Commonwealth...

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10 May 2022

Life Member awarded VENI grant by Dutch Research Council

Dr Leila Essa, a Life Member of Clare Hall, has been appointed as Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature at Utrecht University from August 2022 and additionally been awarded a VENI grant by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). This grant will allow her to spend the first years on this permanent position developing her new research project, which rethinks authorial intention through a focus on authors from marginalised communities – and on their strategies for discursive interventions.

Dr Essa also recently received the Women in German Studies (WiGS) Book Prize for her project...

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06 May 2022

Salje Medal-winners announced

Congratulations to Clare Hall graduates, Dr Wesam Al Asali and Dr Matteo Giordano, who have been awarded the Salje Medal for their PhD theses.

Two medals are awarded by the College each year to the most outstanding PhD (1) in the Arts and Humanities and (2) in the Sciences.

Learn about their research via our blog:

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04 May 2022

Clare Hall Allotment to host yoga sessions on Sundays

The GSB is happy to announce that members of College can attend weekly instructor-led yoga sessions at Clare Hall Allotment from this weekend.

Head down to Clare Hall Allotment on Sundays from 11.30am (8 May, 15 May, 29 May, 5 June & 12 June) to enjoy stretching your body and relaxing your mind in nature! Please bring your own mat and some water to drink. 

You can also arrive early (from 10am) to join in with some allotment gardening.

See an email from Srijit Seal for the sign-up link.

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03 May 2022