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

Clare Hall Art Exhibition

Clare Hall Art Committee is hosting the vernissage of Drippings & Constructions, an exhibition of artworks by Dutch artist Jan Swart, on Thursday, 20 October, 6pm - 8pm.Jan Swart has built an extensive oeuvre in the past thirty years while experimenting with various techniques from oil paintings to drawings (charcoal, pastel), collages (newspaper photographs) and more recently Chinese ink on paper.  His work can be found in many private collections in the Netherlands, the US, the UK, Norway and the Czech Republic.The vernissage will be preceded by a wine... Read more

17 October 2016

Clare Hall Colloquium

Professor Julian Mortenson, Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall will be speaking on 'Civil Rights Strategy: LGBT Litigation in the United States' at the next Colloquium on the 18th October. The last 30 years have seen a remarkable revolution in U.S. civil rights law. The Supreme Court has gone from allowing states to criminalize gay and lesbian sex (in 1986) to protecting LGBT couples' right to marry (in 2015). This change is a result, not of systematic... Read more

17 October 2016

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

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations, Clare Hall is hosting a day symposium with international experts to highlight the unique design of its College buildings and the extraordinary man behind it, Ralph Erskine. Places are strictly limited and attendance is by ticket only.  To attend please book your ticket online. Read more

13 October 2016

Research Fellowship Competition in the Sciences 2017 - closing date

The closing date for our 'Research Fellowship Competition in the Sciences 2017' is the 31st October. To find out more and apply, click hereRead more

10 October 2016

BP - Clare Hall India Innovation Masters Studentships for 2017-18

Clare Hall in collaboration with BP, one of the world’s leading oil and gas companies, will offer two scholarships of up to £30,000.  Awarded annually, the scholarships will enable graduate students from India to study in Cambridge for a Master’s degree in STEM subjects related to the energy sector.  Professor Ibbetson, President of Clare Hall says: ‘Clare Hall is delighted to be able to offer these generous scholarships, thanks to the support from BP. Our ethos at Clare Hall is to encourage international exchange of knowledge in a welcoming... Read more

10 October 2016

David Thouless wins Nobel prize in physics

Congratulations to the three British scientists who have won the Nobel prize in physics for their work on exotic states of matter that may pave the way for quantum computers and other revolutionary technologies.David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz will share the 8m Swedish kronor prize announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Tuesday.  Special congratulations to David Thouless, 82, a valued Life Member of the college, who was born in Bearsden in Scotland and now works at the University of Washington in Seattle, who was awarded half of the prize.... Read more

07 October 2016