The Impact of Jesus in First-Century Palestine by Dr Rosie Luff

Although the archaeological evidence indicates a prosperous and thriving Galilee in the early first century CE, the Gospel texts suggest a society under stress, where the rich were flourishing at the expense of the poor. In this multi-disciplinary study, Clare Hall Emeritus Fellow Rosemary Luff, contributes to current debates concerning the pressures on early first-century Palestinian Jews, particularly with reference to socio-economic and religious issues. 

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21 August 2019

Graduation Ceremony

A large group of graduands, their family and guests, joined the President and the Fellow Deputy Praelector for a splendid graduation dinner on Friday 19 July. The following day, on Saturday 20 July, the Deputy Praelector presented the following for their degrees: 8 Doctors of Philosophy, 1 Master of Arts, 6 Masters of Law, 12 Masters of Philosophy, 5 Masters of Advanced Study, and 1 Master of Education.

Warm congratulations to all!

Photo Gallery

Photo credit: Tim Bond

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06 August 2019

Lost in Wonderland - The Clare Hall Summer Soiree 2019

We are pleased to report that July’s Lost in Wonderland event, hosted by the Clare Hall Summer Soirée Committee, was a huge success. The sold-out event was attended by Clare Hall Fellows, students and staff, as well as guests from outside the College. Our President, David Ibbetson; Bursar, Ian Strachan and Vice President, Alan Short were also in attendance.

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05 August 2019

Clare Hall Reunion - The Michael Stoker years

The College celebrated Michael Stoker’s presidency with our annual Clare Hall Reunion on Saturday 13 July. Guests travelled from all over the world to join the celebrations, some as far as New Zealand. Michael Stoker, a former director of the Imperial Cancer Research Laboratories, was president of Clare Hall from 1980 to 1987.

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24 July 2019

Clare Hall Boat Club

The Clare Hall Boat Club has had a very successful year, culminating in an impressive performance at the May Bumps. Both the women’s and men’s team were up for blades. The women came up against a formidable opponent and chased them the whole course. Unfortunately, the course was not long enough to catch them. The men’s team were luckier and earned their blades.

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15 July 2019

Salje Medal Presentation

Congratulations to Dr Visa Kurki on receiving the Salje Medal for his PhD dissertation in the Faculty of Law. The medal was presented by the President at formal hall on Wednesday 3 July 2019.

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07 July 2019

Clare Hall Awards Reception

It was with great pleasure that the President and Assistant Senior Tutor hosted a reception on Thursday, 20 June 2019 for Clare Hall students who have recently won College bursaries and awards.

We are very fortunate to have full funding for one PhD and several Master's students, generously provided by BP, Ivan Jankovic of Serbia, and the late Professor Denis Boak of Western Australia. The Boak fund also supports many of our graduate students' research, so they can travel to international conferences to present papers, do field work, and...

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25 June 2019

The Clare Hall Cricket Match: A Message from the Domestic Bursar

It is with deep regret that owing to the deteriorating weather conditions, the Annual Cricket match, due to be played tomorrow, is cancelled.  On a personal note, I would like to extend my gratitude to those who have worked incredibly hard in the background to try and make this happen.  Sadly, the weather conditions defeated us.


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18 June 2019

Clare Hall at the May Bumps 2019

We have two Clare Hall boats competing during the May Bumps this year and both have the possibility of going up a division. The May Bumps will take place over four days, starting on Wednesday 12 June through to Saturday 15 June. On Wednesday our men's team will be in M4 division beginning at 3.15 pm, and our women's team will be in W4 division starting at 2.30 pm. For all other division times, please check the CUCBC website

If you would like to support the Clare Hall crews, then we recommend...

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11 June 2019

St Cross College Formal Dinner Swap

Earlier this month a group of Clare Hall students were hosted at St. Cross College, Oxford (our sister college) for the annual formal swap. Students from St. Cross greeted us upon arrival, gave us a tour of Oxford's key sites and colleges, and welcomed us to a formal dinner followed by cheese and port in their student bar.

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31 May 2019