News

Porters art exhibition

Head Porters are the unsung heroes of our Colleges and are the subject of a special exhibition by local portrait artist Louise Riley-Smith.  Louise decided to celebrate our Porters after her husband, a retired professor suggested it would be an interesting project. She spent around six hours with each porter, including our own Andy Taylor, to produce twenty five portrait paintings.  These will now be displayed in a special exhibition running from the 18th May – 24th June at The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP. Louise Riley-... Read more

31 May 2016

Clare Hall King Lecture 2016

Harold Varmus: Inaugural King Lecturer for the Biomedical SciencesClare Hall has established a new annual lecture series, the King Lectures in Biomedical Sciences. This lecture series is made possible through a generous gift from Professor Donald West King. Donald King is a pathologist and has held faculty positions in Pathology at Yale, University of Colorado, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago. He is a Life Member of Clare Hall.Dr Harold Varmus visited Clare Hall for a week in April to deliver the inaugural King Lectures in Biomedical Sciences. The first lecture took place... Read more

31 May 2016

In Memoriam - Geoffrey Hawthorn

‘The history of social theorising in western Europe and the United States since the eighteenth century’ has very largely been ‘a history of failure’. With these words, written in 1976, Geoffrey Hawthorn, who died of leukaemia on 31 December 2015, aged 74, announced the conviction that was to inform his wholly distinctive relation to the social sciences over the next four decades. One of his deepest beliefs, which grew in strength and purchase over time, was that the ambition to develop a ‘science of society’ was fundamentally flawed. His readable and provocative short history, ... Read more

26 May 2016

The Clare Hall Graduate Conference

The Clare Hall Graduate Conference will take place on the 28th of May in the Richard Eden Suite and is a unique opportunity for students and Fellows to interact. There will be a panel discussion with students presenting and Fellows responding through a question and answer session. We encourage all the college community to participate, however due to room restrictions, the conference has limited space for 50 people, so register soon through this link: ... Read more

19 May 2016

London Marathon update

Clare Hall's Catering Manager Jason Fretwell successfully completed the 2016 London Marathon in 3 hours and 39 minutes, raising £13,800 for the charity Grief Encounter. Congratulations from all us of at Clare Hall and thank you to everyone who sponsored Jason. Read more

16 May 2016

Clare Hall's 50th Anniversary Black & White Ball 2016 is SOLD OUT!

We are thrilled to announce that Clare Hall's May Ball has officially SOLD OUT!  We are looking forward to welcoming Clare Hall fellows, life members, staff, students, and their guests to celebrate with us on 16th June. It will be a fantastic evening of dinner, dancing, cocktails and live music, including 60s standards performed by talented Clare Hall musicians in our intimate cocktail lounge and Churchill Jazz in the marquee. And you won't want to miss our headline act, Radio On!Visit ... Read more

13 May 2016

Preisfrage 2016

As part of the College’s 50th birthday Clare Hall has revived the Enlightenment tradition of "Preisfrage", or academic prize question, as a tribute to the enormous intellectual diversity and vibrancy that is a hallmark of our college.Historically a custom from the 18th century where academies of arts and science around Europe, particularly in Germany, would regularly publish a Preisfrage: a very general question that anyone could answer, with a prize awarded to the best entry.Clare Hall’s 2016 Preisfrage question was SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL?Students were asked to submit... Read more

06 May 2016

Jonathon Pines made a Fellow of the Royal Society

We are delighted to congratulate Jonathon Pines, a Fellow at Clare Hall until 2015, who has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society. The Head of Cancer Biology Division for the Institute of Cancer Research, joins a group of 50 outstanding scientists honoured by the Royal Society today.        Read more

29 April 2016

Clare Hall Dining Room closure

The Dining Hall will be closed on Monday the 2nd May, opening again on Tuesday the 3rd May.  See 'Dining at Clare Hall' for all the latest menus and our 'Whats on' guide. Read more

29 April 2016

Call to arms: how lessons from history could reduce the ‘immunisation gap’

Clare Hall Research Fellow, Stephen E. Mawdsley’s research on teenagers in the fight against polio has been published in the Journal of Cultural and Social History. Coinciding with World Immunisation Week, Dr Mawdsley’s research looks at how American teenagers in the 1950s were organised into volunteer divisions to fight polio and how these alliances... Read more

25 April 2016