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Clare Hall Tea and Scones

Think of a typical ‘English Summer’ and strawberries, croquet, cream tea and scones immediately spring to mind. On 17 June, which coincided with the World Cup Germany-Mexico game, the Clare Hall Postdoc committee organised an English cream tea afternoon for all College members - with the addition of laptops screening live football.For some Visiting Fellows, this was their first experience of an English cream tea outdoors. For others, it was an opportunity to catch up with friends in our beautiful Fellows Garden. But for most, it was a chance to watch the football while... Read more

11 September 2018

Postdoc Committee Ceilidh

Fellows and Postdocs of Clare Hall and the Postdocs of Cambridge Society came together for a lively evening of traditional Scottish-Irish dancing in Clare Hall over the summer. Co-organised by Kiyoko Gotanda and Marie Herzfeld-Schild of the Clare Hall Postdoc committee, and Teresa Almeida and Panchali Kanvatirth of the PdOC society, the dance was an opportunity to socialise and relax at the end of the academic year. Read more

11 September 2018

The Boak Student Support Fund

The Boak fund provides support for students of Clare Hall to pursue outstanding research and educational opportunities. Applications must be made by the division of each term. The next deadline will be on the 9 November 2018. For further information and to download an application form, please click here. Read more

10 September 2018

Trinity College Garden Party and Formal Swap

Over the summer, Postdoc affiliates and Fellows of Clare Hall had the pleasure of attending two social events at the invitation of Trinity College Postdoctoral Society. On 30 June, we enjoyed drinks and ice cream on a hot afternoon at the Fellows' Bowling Green in Trinity College Read more

10 August 2018

The King Lecture 2018

The Clare Hall King Lecture 2018 is available to view online via the University of Cambridge website. The guest speaker this year was Professor Michael N Hall of the Biozentrum University of Basel in Switzerland who spoke about the Paradigm shift in Biology.  For those who attended the event, photos are also available to view here. Read more

12 July 2018

Summer Refurbishment in College

During the summer period we will be refurbishing the entrance by the Porters’ Lodge, the reception areas, common room and bar.  You will gradually begin to see our staff and contractors preparing these areas and making a start on decorating and re-flooring. Read more

21 June 2018

2018 May Bumps

The Clare Hall Boat Club Men's First VIII won their blades on Saturday at the May Bumps. Congratulations on this achievement from all of us at Clare Hall. You can watch the team in action here. Read more

21 June 2018

Professor Geoffrey Harcourt named in Queen's Birthday Honours

In the recent Queen’s birthday honours Clare Hall Life Member Professor Geoffrey Harcourt was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia in General Division (AC) within the Australian Honours System.  Read more

15 June 2018

Clare Hall Inspires

The second 'Clare Hall Inspires' personal and professional development workshop for students and postdocs was co-organised by Dr Keri Wong (Clare Hall Postdoc Committee), Mr Tim Coorens (the GSB) and Ms Catherine Wise from the Development Office. This one-day workshop, open to all College members, was held in the Richard Eden Suite at West Court. The key aim of the workshop is to encourage students and postdocs to think flexibly about various career paths and to utilise the many benefits of their Clare Hall membership.Our programme this year was even better than last year. Our... Read more

11 June 2018

Clare Hall Postdocs - 3 Slide Talk Series

In May we held the fifth in the series of 3 Slide Talks. The three engaging talks from different disciplines provided much food for thought.The first talk was given by Dr Robert Beyer from the Department of Zoology. Robert, who has a background in maths, presented current collaborative research on palm oil production. Oil palm is a highly contested crop linked with environmental destruction. While environmental NGOs and others have called for boycotts of products containing palm oil, the research done by Robert and his collaborators show that the ‘world’s most hated crop’... Read more

11 June 2018