Clare Hall Telephone campaign

The 2016 Clare Hall telephone campaign kicked off earlier this week and runs until the 13 December. Our development team and a number of students and Fellows have graciously given their time to help fundraise for the college.  For more information on how to donate and why your support is so important to us, click here.     Read more

08 December 2016

'Cuppers, Fenner's, winners, dinners' by John Drew

Life Member John Drew reflects on a year of cricket at Clare Hall in his piece for 'The Cricket Monthly'. Read more

02 December 2016

Affiliated Postdoctoral Membership of Clare Hall

Clare Hall is currently offering up to 200 Affiliated Postdoctoral Memberships. Further information including how to apply, is available hereRead more

14 November 2016

3rd UK Academia-Net meeting at Clare Hall

This October, twenty-six Academia-Net members, renowned experts in science and academia from Cambridge, London, Oxford, Preston, and Norwich, came together for their third UK meeting at Clare Hall, Cambridge. This event was initiated by Christina Haubrich, Neurologist, Visiting Professor at the Brain Physics Laboratory at University of Cambridge, who together with Dr Lori Passmore, Group Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, and Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan, Group Leader at the Institute of Material Sciences and Metallurgy, invited their fellow UK Academia-Net members to get... Read more

04 November 2016

Clare Hall Spanish Society - Bilbao 2016

Clare Hall President David Ibbetson and former College Secretary Liz Ramsden joined the Spanish Society at their latest meeting in Bilbao in October.  Our Spanish Life members have fond memories of Liz from their time at Clare Hall and were particularly delighted that she could join them so soon after her recent retirement.  Professor Ibbetson opened the workshop with an interesting lecture on the history of Spanish Law.  This was followed by a number of talks on subjects such as manufacturing from an economic point of view, the importance of the Red Cross in specific... Read more

03 November 2016

A very different Cambridge college: Ralph Erskine and the invention of Clare Hall

Clare Hall hosted a day symposium with international experts recently to celebrate the unique design of its College buildings and the man behind it all, Ralph Erskine.  The event, forming part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, was held in the very buildings that Erskine designed and attendees enjoyed a number of talks from college members and invited guests, including Dr. Elain Harwood from Historic England, Bengt Ahlqvist, Erskine’s longtime collaborator, Tony McGuirk, former CEO of BDP and Klas Tham, Erskine's former colleague.For those that missed the event, there... Read more

03 November 2016

PhD student news: Meet Lucy – a robot that lights up your life

One of our former PhD students Diva Tommei, has received significant national press coverage for her invention related to interior light.  Lucy the light bouncing robot reflects light back into rooms using a mirror which tracks the sun and is a cost-effective way of bringing natural light into your home or workplace.  Dr Tommei has now successfully crowdfunded £150k via an Indiegogo campaign in order to start selling her product, the first of it’s kind, to the public.    Further links... Read more

27 October 2016

John Sydney Carter sculptures

There are only two weeks left to enjoy John Sydney Carter's sculptures in the Fellows' Garden. These have been much visited and enjoyed and will be missed when they disappear on 30 October. Please take this opportunity for a last look around and tell your friends and family! Read more

21 October 2016

50 Clare Hall Treasures

As part of our 50th-anniversary celebrations, we have created a collection of our 50 Clare Hall treasures.  See if you agree with us and if you think we’ve missed something or someone, let us know at  To view our list, click hereRead more

21 October 2016

Postgraduate Open Day

The University of Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day is being held on the 2 November 2016 and Clare Hall is giving prospective students the opportunity to have lunch with college tutors and current graduate students, take part in a Q&A session and have a guided tour of the college. If you are interested in learning more about graduate study and visiting Clare Hall, then please register for tickets via this link. To keep up-to-date with all new developments for the Postgraduate Open Day check the... Read more

20 October 2016