News

Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini

Clare Hall is delighted to announce that Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini has been elected Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia.  Read more

05 March 2019

Student Profile - Dylan Siriwardena

Clare Hall welcomes students from all over the world, working on a broad range of academic subjects. As part of our college news, we publish occasional profiles of our students’ research. Our first student profile is from Dylan Siriwardena, a PhD student who is working on some of the earliest cells that form an embryo. Read more

04 March 2019

3 Slide Talks

The latest round of the postdoctoral researchers' 3 Slide Talks series on 8 February offered the usual mix of engaging presentation, lively discussion, and sociable refreshment. Featuring the works of Dr Gabriel Byng (pictured), Dr Wu Huiyi, and Dr Alekhya Mandali, it ranged from the arts to the sciences and illustrated some of the range of different subjects that Clare Hall postdocs are researching.Dr Byng expounded on a liturgical object loaded with meaning, the medieval "pax," used to substitute for the Sign of Peace in the Catholic mass. Dr Wu deconstructed monolithic... Read more

28 February 2019

Clare Hall Choir

Pass through the Clare Hall Porters’ Lodge or common room on a Monday evening, and you will be met by the sound of the new college choir rehearsing in the dining hall. Amid the hard work of Cambridge research, the choir offers weekly light relief at Clare Hall through fun, relaxed, pressure-free music. Led by Ben de Souza, a Royal Academy of Music alumnus now studying towards an MMus in Choral Studies at Clare Hall, the choir currently numbers sixteen and comprises graduate students, Fellows and Visiting Fellows. Read more

26 February 2019

Supervisors' Dinner

On 15 February 2019, the College hosted a formal Supervisors’ Dinner. The evening began with a drinks reception followed by a fine dinner attended by over forty guests including Fellows, Clare Hall PhD students and their supervisors.  Read more

26 February 2019

3 Slide Talks

The Clare Hall Postdoc Committee is launching a new series of 3 Slide Talks. These are events for postdocs, from all disciplines, to share their research with our diverse college community.  Postdocs are invited to present their research in three slides, lasting roughly 15 minutes, allowing 5-10 minutes for Q&A’s at the end. Speakers are encouraged to be as creative as possible with their presentations, but the three slide rule must apply. Read more

12 February 2019

New Book by Trudi Tate

Official Fellow Trudi Tate has recently published A Short History of the Crimean War (I. B. Tauris, 2019). The Crimean War (1854-56) is often seen as the first modern war. A struggle between imperial Russia and an alliance of the British, French and Ottoman empires, it was the first war to be reported by eye-witnesses in the newspapers, the first to use the telegraph, and the first to be photographed. Trudi Tate explores these cultural representations alongside the... Read more

07 February 2019

Burns Night 2019

As a college with a Scottish Bursar, we make every effort to hold a memorable and stylish Burns Night Dinner and this year’s event was no exception.  The evening began with retired Royal Air Force Piper Gary Kernaghan, playing a traditional Scottish air while tartan-attired guests gathered in the Common Room. Former Vice-President, Stephen Bourne introduced this celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns and recited the famous Selkirk Grace. Read more

04 February 2019

Clare Hall Boat Club Novices at Emma Sprints Regatta 2018

The new rowers at Clare Hall Boat Club (CHBC) participated in Emma Sprints on Sunday 18 November. This regatta is an annual event intended to get the novices racing on the river Cam, in fancy dress. The men’s crew dressed up as escaped prisoners and rowed so fast it could have been called a crime! You might not have been able to find the women’s crew, as they were dressed up as Wally! Both crews did incredibly well in their first race and won by at least one boat-length. In the second round, both crews had to tip their hat to stronger opponents.The CHBC’s novices had... Read more

27 November 2018

How Erskine inspired Clare Hall's mid-century revival

Clare Hall is widely regarded as one of Ralph Erskine's greatest buildings, so it was fitting that the iconic 20th-century architect was the inspiration behind the refurbishment of the Common Room – the College's main shared space, where members relax, converse and study. Interior designer Magnus Englund explains how Erskine's take on modernism shaped the new design.  Read more

26 November 2018