Clare Hall President Professor David Ibbetson with Alexandra Shackleton and Paola Folicaldi Suh.

Art exhibition opening

On Thursday evening the Fortitudo art exhibition was officially opened by Hon. Alexandra Shackleton, granddaughter of Sir Ernest Shackleton. The event was also attended by the artist Paola Folicaldi Suh, the principle organisers Peter Wadhams and Maria Pia Casarini and a number of guests.  The exhibition brings to life the dramatic history of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to the Antarctic in the Endurance 1914-1917 and is the product of a two year 'epic paint cycle' by the artist to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the expedition.

The collection of art...

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07 March 2016

José Manuel Izquierdo König wins first prize in 2015 Otto Mayer-Serra Competition

The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California has announced the results of the 2015 Otto Mayer-Serra Competition for the best essays on Iberian and Latin American Music, in either historical musicology or ethnomusicology, with Clare Hall’s José Manuel Izquierdo König winning first prize

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04 March 2016

Clare Hall Research Fellow receives a Wellcome Trust University Award

Clare Hall Research Fellow Dr Stephen Mawdsley, will be taking up a Wellcome Trust University Award at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on 1st May 2016. The Award provides five years of research funding, leading to a permanent lectureship in the Department of History.  The project, entitled 'The Jake Walk Blues: Intoxicants, Disability, and Stigma in America' will explore the adulteration of Jamaica Ginger, an alcohol-based patent medicine, during Prohibition and its effects on life...

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29 February 2016

Book Launch - Frontier of Fear: Confronting the Taliban on Pakistan's Border

Dr David Gosling, a Clare Hall Life Member is to launch his new book 'Frontier of Fear: Confronting the Taliban on Pakistan’s Border' (IB Tauris 2016) at an event to be held at Magdalene College on the 9th March at 6pm. Professor Lord Rowan Williams of Oystermouth will highlight issues arising from the book including drones, women's education and the need for quality education in...

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25 February 2016

Clare Hall Fellow Professor Sir Keith Peters awarded University Honorary Degree

Professor Sir Keith Peters, Honorary Fellow of Christ's College and Clare Hall, Regius Professor of Physic Emeritus, physician and immunologist (Doctor of Medical Science) is to be admitted to the Higher Doctorates honoris causa at a Congregation in the Senate House on Wednesday 15 June 2016.

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18 February 2016

Clare Hall Research Fellowships in the Arts and Social Sciences competition

The closing date for receipt of all applications and references is this coming Sunday, the 14th February. Application details can be found here.

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12 February 2016

Tickets are now on sale for Clare Hall's 50th Anniversary Black & White Ball

To celebrate Clare Hall's 50th Anniversary, we request the pleasure of your company at our Black & White Ball on 16th June, 2016.  Inspired by Truman Capote’s 1966 Black & White Ball held in New York City’s Plaza Hotel, Clare Hall's official May Ball will be a black (or white) tie affair with dinner, dancing, cocktails, and more.


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08 February 2016

Clare Hall - A 50th Anniversary Portrait

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the College, we have commissioned the publication of Clare Hall: A 50th Anniversary Portrait.  A full-colour, richly illustrated book which chronicles the development of the College from its inception to its plans for the future, from the perspective of those who were there.  Read contributions from the earliest founding Fellows, former Presidents, Research Students, Visiting Fellows, friends and College staff.

Pre-order your copy now with a saving of £10.50 and...

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01 February 2016

Introducing the new Clare Hall website!

As promised last year, the brand new Clare Hall website has now launched.  Whether you’re a Fellow, a Life Member, one of our Graduate Students or still deciding which University College to choose, everything you need to know about Clare Hall is right here.  And we've even made it mobile responsive so you can keep up to date with all the news and events wherever you are.

We’re keen to keep on improving the site and would love to know what you think.  If you have feedback on our new look please let us know by completing one of our...

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01 February 2016

Dr. Robert Anderson awarded the Paul Bunge Prize

The board of the Hans R. Jenemann Foundation has awarded Dr. Robert Anderson this year's Paul Bunge Prize.  The prize honours outstanding publications in German, English or French in all fields of the history of scientific instruments.

For many years Dr. Anderson was President of the Scientific Instrument Commission of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and has published many works on the history of instrumentation. His most recent book, 'Cradle of Chemistry', edited in 2015, describes early teaching at Edinburgh University by means of...

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31 January 2016