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Clare Hall Life Member wins Maritime Media Award

Clare Hall Life Member and Wilfrid Laurier University’s History Professor Emeritus Barry Gough, has been honoured at the Maritime Media Awards with the 2015 Mountbatten Award for Best Literary Contribution for his book, Pax Britannica: Ruling the Waves and Keeping the Peace before Armageddon (Palgrave Macmillan). This is the first time that a non-UK citizen has received the award.  ... Read more

04 April 2016

Clare Hall Easter closure

The Dining Room will close after lunch on the 24th March, re-opening on the 29th March at 12.30pm.  There will be a Formal Hall on Wednesday 30th March, please book by 2pm on the 29th March. The Porters' Lodge will be open as usual over the Easter period. Read more

18 March 2016

Dr David Gosling hosts 'Frontier of Fear' book launch

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams was the guest speaker at the launch of a new book on Pakistan by Clare Hall Life Member Dr David Gosling. Over 60 guests attended the launch of ‘Frontier of Fear’ at Magdalene College last week.  In the book Dr Gosling discusses his time on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, his encounters with the Taliban and why education is the best weapon against terrorism.Guest speaker Dr Rowan Williams, highlighted the pressures currently facing Jinnah’s vision of Pakistan not only as a country of Islam, but also one which... Read more

14 March 2016

Clare Hall Catering Manager set for marathon charity run

Clare Hall Catering Manager Jason Fretwell is currently in training for this year's London Marathon, running in aid of Grief Encounter, a charity which supports bereaved children and their families by helping to alleviate the pain caused by the death of a loved one.  To help with fundraising he also recently hosted a charity ball (pictured) in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral successfully raising over £11,000.Grief encounter’s services are provided free of charge, funded through... Read more

10 March 2016

Denis Bilodeau receives the President's Award

Congratulations to Fellow Commoner Denis Bilodeau, who was presented with the President's Award at Formal Hall last week. The President’s Award is given to individuals who the President and Governing Body feel have made an outstanding contribution to the life of Clare Hall. Read more

07 March 2016

Clare Hall President Professor David Ibbetson with Alexandra Shackleton and Paola Folicaldi Suh.

Art exhibition opening

On Thursday evening the Fortitudo art exhibition was officially opened by Hon. Alexandra Shackleton, granddaughter of Sir Ernest Shackleton. The event was also attended by the artist Paola Folicaldi Suh, the principle organisers Peter Wadhams and Maria Pia Casarini and a number of guests.  The exhibition brings to life the dramatic history of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to the Antarctic in the Endurance 1914-1917 and is the product of a two year 'epic paint cycle' by the artist to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the expedition.The collection of art will be on... Read more

07 March 2016

José Manuel Izquierdo König wins first prize in 2015 Otto Mayer-Serra Competition

The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California has announced the results of the 2015 Otto Mayer-Serra Competition for the best essays on Iberian and Latin American Music, in either historical musicology or ethnomusicology, with Clare Hall’s José Manuel Izquierdo König winning first prizeRead more

04 March 2016

Clare Hall Research Fellow receives a Wellcome Trust University Award

Clare Hall Research Fellow Dr Stephen Mawdsley, will be taking up a Wellcome Trust University Award at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on 1st May 2016. The Award provides five years of research funding, leading to a permanent lectureship in the Department of History.  The project, entitled 'The Jake Walk Blues: Intoxicants, Disability, and Stigma in America' will explore the adulteration of Jamaica Ginger, an alcohol-based patent medicine, during Prohibition and its effects on life,... Read more

29 February 2016

Book Launch - Frontier of Fear: Confronting the Taliban on Pakistan's Border

Dr David Gosling, a Clare Hall Life Member is to launch his new book 'Frontier of Fear: Confronting the Taliban on Pakistan’s Border' (IB Tauris 2016) at an event to be held at Magdalene College on the 9th March at 6pm. Professor Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth will highlight issues arising from the book including drones, women's education and the need for quality education in... Read more

25 February 2016

Clare Hall Fellow Professor Sir Keith Peters awarded University Honorary Degree

Professor Sir Keith Peters, Honorary Fellow of Christ's College and Clare Hall, Regius Professor of Physic Emeritus, physician and immunologist (Doctor of Medical Science) is to be admitted to the Higher Doctorates honoris causa at a Congregation in the Senate House on Wednesday 15 June 2016. Read more

18 February 2016