News

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

Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize 2016

Morten Broberg, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair (2012-15), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and Clare Hall Visiting Fellow, receives the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize 2016 for outstanding research in international development law and mathematics.  Click here for more detail on the award and the Carlsberg Foundation.Professor Broberg will also be delivering one of our lunchtime talks on Thursday 24 November.  For more... Read more

06 October 2016

Selling Science: Polio and the Promise of Gamma Globulin

Congratulations to Dr Stephen Mawdsley who recently published his book Selling Science: Polio and the Promise of Gamma Globulin.  In the book, Dr Mawdsley explores America’s first national effort to control polio before the vaccine and was written with funding from Clare Hall while he was the Isaac Newton - Ann Johnston Research Fellow.  Read more

03 October 2016

The 2016-17 Ishii Bursary

The Ishii Bursary is awarded annually to a current Clare Hall student of outstanding academic merit in the Arts or Humanities.   Caterina Pello is the winner for 2016-17 and can be seen here at a lunch to celebrate the award alongside (L-R) Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, Professor Mikiko Ishii, Ms Caterina Pello, Dr Ian Farnan, Dr Iain Black, Dr Naoya Iwata, and Dr Stefano Recchia. Caterina is a 3rd year PhD student in Classics working on ancient Greek philosophy.  Her thesis is entitled "Women in the Early Pythagorean Doctrines and Communities" and is about the so... Read more

16 September 2016

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 for the Canary... Read more

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... Read more

15 September 2016