News

Survivor's guilt by Aya Waller-Bey

Read the first in a new series on the people who make this College special – our students.  Designed to showcase the rich fabric of our College members we start with a feature by Aya Waller-Bey written for the Huffington Post, where she tells us about her own personal journey to Cambridge. Read more

04 July 2016

Message from the Vice-Chancellor on the EU referendum result

We recognise that there is a great deal of uncertainty around the decision to leave the European Union. We would like to reassure our staff that a University working group has met this afternoon following the referendum result and various work streams are underway looking at staff, students, post docs, partnerships and nationality issues. I would like to stress again that, even though the result is in favour of leaving the European Union, there is no immediate change to the University’s teaching, research and other activities. We will continue to work as normal.It is not currently known what... Read more

27 June 2016

Clare Hall Honorary Fellowships

President David Ibbetson is happy to announce that Sir Philip Campbell and Martin Rees, Lord Rees of Ludlow, have accepted Honorary Fellowships from Clare Hall with immediate effect. Read more

24 June 2016

Clare Hall May Ball 2016

On 16 June 2016, Clare Hall Fellows, life members, students, staff, and honoured guests celebrated in style at our official May Ball.  Inspired by Truman Capote's 1966 event, guests enjoyed dinner, jazz, and cocktails in the lounge before dancing the night away.  The Fellows Garden, festooned with lights and filled with music, became the site of the Plaza Marquee, with NYC-themed food and sweets and performances by Churchill Jazz Small Band, headline act Radio On, DJ eight0eight, and... Read more

23 June 2016

Clare Hall Women triumph in the May Bumps

Congratulations to the Clare Hall Women’s Rowing Team for achieving their Blades in the May Bumps. It was a particularly exciting Saturday with the women finishing the week with an over-bump and moving up a total of 6 places. The winning team (pictured) were; Stroke - Lauren Power, 7. Riham Al Ismaili (Vice Captain), 6. Patricia Vazquez Rodriguez, 5. Catalina Taltavull Carretero, 4. Laura Brooks, 3. Helena Pérez, (Women’s Captain), 2. Katie... Read more

13 June 2016

Ashby Lecture 2016

The annual Ashby Lecture was this year given by Professor Stefan Collini FBA, Professor Emeritus of Intellectual History and English Literature University of Cambridge and Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall. Professor Collini’s lecture was entitled 'Imagining universities: new worlds, old ideas?' and is available to view here. Read more

01 June 2016

Porters art exhibition

Head Porters are the unsung heroes of our Colleges and are the subject of a special exhibition by local portrait artist Louise Riley-Smith.  Louise decided to celebrate our Porters after her husband, a retired professor suggested it would be an interesting project. She spent around six hours with each porter, including our own Andy Taylor, to produce twenty five portrait paintings.  These will now be displayed in a special exhibition running from the 18th May – 24th June at The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP. Louise Riley-... Read more

31 May 2016

Clare Hall King Lecture 2016

Harold Varmus: Inaugural King Lecturer for the Biomedical SciencesClare Hall has established a new annual lecture series, the King Lectures in Biomedical Sciences. This lecture series is made possible through a generous gift from Professor Donald West King. Donald King is a pathologist and has held faculty positions in Pathology at Yale, University of Colorado, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago. He is a Life Member of Clare Hall.Dr Harold Varmus visited Clare Hall for a week in April to deliver the inaugural King Lectures in Biomedical Sciences. The first lecture took place... Read more

31 May 2016

In Memoriam - Geoffrey Hawthorn

‘The history of social theorising in western Europe and the United States since the eighteenth century’ has very largely been ‘a history of failure’. With these words, written in 1976, Geoffrey Hawthorn, who died of leukaemia on 31 December 2015, aged 74, announced the conviction that was to inform his wholly distinctive relation to the social sciences over the next four decades. One of his deepest beliefs, which grew in strength and purchase over time, was that the ambition to develop a ‘science of society’ was fundamentally flawed. His readable and provocative short history, ... Read more

26 May 2016

The Clare Hall Graduate Conference

The Clare Hall Graduate Conference will take place on the 28th of May in the Richard Eden Suite and is a unique opportunity for students and Fellows to interact. There will be a panel discussion with students presenting and Fellows responding through a question and answer session. We encourage all the college community to participate, however due to room restrictions, the conference has limited space for 50 people, so register soon through this link: ... Read more

19 May 2016