Life Member Helaine Blumenfeld Canary Wharf commission

Canary Wharf Group has unveiled its latest permanent work of art commissioned especially for the Estate's new district, created by contemporary sculptor and Clare Hall Life Member, Helaine Blumenfeld OBE.

Fortuna, the impressive sculpture at five metres high, is situated in the award-winning and tranquil Jubilee Park and is Blumenfeld’s most ambitious work to date in a career that spans over 50 years. The work in patinated bronze is inspired by the eponymous Roman goddess of destiny and evokes the fullness and complexity of the human condition.

Her commission...

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15 September 2016

50th Anniversary Art Exhibition

The Clare Hall 50th anniversary art exhibition ran from July to August this year and showcased the eclectic mix of art in the Clare Hall archives.  If you missed the opportunity to view the exhibition in person, Clare Hall Fellows Frances Spalding and Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes provide an insight into the wonderful collection in the exhibition brochure available...

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15 September 2016

Rothschild Lecture

Life Member Peter Bickel recently delivered the Rothschild Lecture at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Science.  Entitled From Small Data to Big Data and Back: Statistics and Data Science the lecture was filmed and can be viewed here.

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08 September 2016

Richard Hayes awarded NYSCA grant

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has awarded one of its annual grants for professionals in the architecture, design, and historic preservation fields, to Clare Hall life member Richard Hayes.  Read more about the project here.

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23 August 2016

50th Anniversary week - a thank you from the Development Team

The week of Anniversary events drew to a close on Saturday 13 August culminating with the President's Dinner. 150 guests attended this special event, preceded by a drinks reception in the Fellows Garden.  A sumptuous 4-course dinner was served in a marquee decorated in the college colours. The Lexington Catering team at Clare Hall led by Jason Fretwell are to be congratulated for all their hard work and skill in providing such impressive food.

The President, Professor David Ibbetson congratulated all who had worked so hard to produce the events throughout the week. The Salje...

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16 August 2016

'Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: Transforming Life into Literature in Jane Eyre’ by Christine Alexander

Life Member Professor Christine Alexander's new book on Charlotte Brontë is published today entitled Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: Transforming Life into Literature in Jane Eyre. The book invites the twenty-first century reader into Charlotte’s material world, both the world of the author and the world she created in her most famous novel. Providing detailed commentaries and lavishly illustrated with objects and images from the author’s own life and times, this book explores Charlotte Brontë’s accomplishment in imaginatively transforming her lived...

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15 August 2016

50th Anniversary week celebrations

Today sees the start of our 50th Anniversary week here at Clare Hall, where Fellows, Life Members, students and staff will all come together to celebrate the College and its 50th milestone.  The Development Team have been working hard to organise a varied and interesting series of events, starting tonight with the President’s drinks reception and buffet. Some events have already sold out, but please do check our events calendar for more detail on how to book for those which are still available. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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05 August 2016

Soapbox Science comes to Cambridge

Soapbox Science is a nationwide initiative created by research biologists Drs Seirian Sumner and Nathalie Pettorelli, designed to address the misconceptions of women in science by communicating cutting-edge scientific ideas directly to the general public. Four speakers at a time take to the streets armed only with a soapbox on which to stand and present their work for an hour, before handing over to the next speaker.

Catalina Taltavull, a Clare Hall Research Fellow...

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18 July 2016

Major building works for Clare Hall scheduled next summer

During the summer of 2017 we will be undertaking major works on our main accommodation block to repair the concrete walkways and balconies. The appointed contractors will have control of the area and access will be restricted.  The work will mean that there will be some noise disturbance and usual college activities may need to be very carefully planned during these dates.  The residential accommodation will not be let during this period and will remain empty so that the contractors and maintenance team can focus on the project and complete the works by the date that has been set...

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11 July 2016

50th Anniversary President's XII v Students Cricket Match

All the summer's rain clouds couldn't forestall the success of the Golden Anniversary President's XII v Students (including several elderly ones) cricket match at Leckhampton on June 22nd.

A low-scoring match, which brought three hold-outs from last year half-way across the world to play in it, saw the Student score of 67-6 proving enough, surprisingly, to best the President's Men, who finished on 56-4.

At the dinner that followed the match, President Ibbetson made a compelling case for his side, captained by Sam Martensz, winning 46-42 (Extras excluded) before...

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08 July 2016