Safe Areas in Civil Wars

Official Fellow Dr Stefano Recchia has recently edited a special issue of the journal Global Responsibility to Protect, dedicated to ‘safe areas’ for civilian protection during violent conflict. Soon after the end of the Cold War, internationally protected safe areas were established, most prominently in northern Iraq (1991), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1993), and Rwanda (1994). More recently, the idea has experienced a revival, in the face of protracted, man-made humanitarian crises in Libya,...

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18 March 2019

Clare Hall Boat Club at the Bumps

The Clare Hall Boat Club competed strongly in the Lent Bumps last week, achieving three bumps over four days. 

Marno van der Maas, the boat club president, was full of praise for the teams. He said: “We had a great bumps. The women’s boat kept their position steady in the standings, and the men’s team gained two positions.'

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14 March 2019

Clare Hall Student Event 2019 - A Summer Soirée

We are delighted to announce on behalf of the student events team, the Clare Hall 2019 Summer Soirée.

You are invited to follow the white rabbit through the rabbit hole, play the Queen’s croquet and even paint our white roses red, as this year’s theme is Lost in Wonderland.

The event programme will be announced very soon. You can expect delicious themed food and drink, live music, games and a chance to see the Fellows Garden transformed into a magical wonderland.

If you would like to buy tickets for this event, you can do so by filling...

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11 March 2019

A Message from the President of the Boat Club

This has been a great year for Clare Hall rowing. We had the honour of unveiling a brand new trophy blade after bumping all four days in May bumps with the men's team last year. This year we had an awesome turnout for the induction with about 40 students expressing interest, which is more than one in five students. The mission of our club is to allow any Clare Hall member to enjoy rowing, coxing and spectating. So far we are doing well and will continue to strive for this.

This year, we have participated in Queen's ergs (pictured), Emma sprints and Christmas Head....

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07 March 2019

New Book by Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes

British Women Amateur Filmmakers. National Memories and Global Identities by Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, Heather Norris Nicholson (Edinburgh University Press).

The first book to address the topic of British women amateur filmmakers.

The study of amateur filmmaking and media history is a rapidly-growing specialist field, and this ground-breaking book is the first to address the subject in the context of British women’s amateur practice. Using an interdisciplinary framework that draws upon social and visual anthropology, imperial and postcolonial studies, and...

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07 March 2019

Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini

Clare Hall is delighted to announce that Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini has been elected Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia.


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05 March 2019

Student Profile - Dylan Siriwardena

Clare Hall welcomes students from all over the world, working on a broad range of academic subjects. As part of our college news, we publish occasional profiles of our students’ research. Our first student profile is from Dylan Siriwardena, a PhD student who is working on some of the earliest cells that form an embryo.

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04 March 2019

3 Slide Talks

The latest round of the postdoctoral researchers' 3 Slide Talks series on 8 February offered the usual mix of engaging presentation, lively discussion, and sociable refreshment. Featuring the works of Dr Gabriel Byng (pictured), Dr Wu Huiyi, and Dr Alekhya Mandali, it ranged from the arts to the sciences and illustrated some of the range of different subjects that Clare Hall postdocs are researching.

Dr Byng expounded on a liturgical object loaded with meaning, the medieval "pax," used to substitute for the Sign of Peace in the Catholic mass. Dr Wu deconstructed...

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28 February 2019

Clare Hall Choir

Pass through the Clare Hall Porters’ Lodge or common room on a Monday evening, and you will be met by the sound of the new college choir rehearsing in the dining hall. Amid the hard work of Cambridge research, the choir offers weekly light relief at Clare Hall through fun, relaxed, pressure-free music. Led by Ben de Souza, a Royal Academy of Music alumnus now studying towards an MMus in Choral Studies at Clare Hall, the choir currently numbers sixteen and comprises graduate students, Fellows and Visiting Fellows.

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26 February 2019

Supervisors' Dinner

On 15 February 2019, the College hosted a formal Supervisors’ Dinner. The evening began with a drinks reception followed by a fine dinner attended by over forty guests including Fellows, Clare Hall PhD students and their supervisors. 

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26 February 2019