Professor Peter Wadhams' work in Extreme E profiled by Varsity

Professor Peter Wadhams, Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall, has been profiled by Varsity, the student newspaper. 

Following the inaugural race of the climate-focussed motorsport Extreme E, Professor Wadhams speaks about harnessing the power of sport for the purpose of education. He is the sport's Head of Scientific Committee as well as being visiting Professor at the Politecnico di Torino; and an Emeritus Professor of Ocean Physics at Cambridge’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

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20 April 2021

New series of Intimate Engagements concerts to run this spring/summer

Clare Hall looks forward to spotlighting a new series of Intimate Engagements performances this spring/summer.

Professor Alan Short, President of Clare Hall, and Abigail Dolan, Artistic Director of Intimate Engagements, share:

It is with great pleasure that we resume the Intimate Engagements chamber music series via Clare Hall.

In this series, outstanding musicians accompany their performances with informal presentations, sharing with the audiences their musical journey of the programme performed. 

The series started in 2008 and...

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19 April 2021

Life Member co-edits six-volume history of colour in western culture

Dr Carole Biggam, former Visiting Fellow and Life Member of Clare Hall, is the co-editor of A Cultural History of Color (Bloomsbury, 2021). The six-volume work presents a history of 5,000 years of colour in western culture.

The first systematic and comprehensive history, this work examines how colour has been perceived, developed, produced and traded, and how it has been used in all aspects of performance - from the political, to the religious, to the artistic - and how it shapes all we see. The six volumes cover: 1 – Antiquity (3,000 BCE to 500 CE); 2 – Medieval Age (500 to...

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13 April 2021

Cellist Adrian Bradbury performs at the College

Enjoy a live, single-take performance by cello virtuoso Adrian Bradbury, now on our YouTube channel:

This was originally intended to be broadcast via livestream on Saturday evening, but due to internet failure it is instead now presented as an unedited, live performance.

During the concert, Adrian Bradbury explores music from the opposite ends of Bach's treasure trove of music for solo cello - a genre that he virtually...

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12 April 2021

Clare Hall elects two new Associates

The College is delighted to welcome two new Associates to our community this season. 

Sandra L. Suárez is an award-winning teacher and scholar with 25 years’ experience at Temple University. She is Professor of Political Science and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research; and co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Anti-Bias Advisory Board and Director of the Laura Undergraduate Scholars Programme in the College of Liberal Arts.

Sandra was born and raised in Puerto Rico...

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09 April 2021

New Senior Tutor to join Clare Hall

The College is thrilled to announce that Dr Holly Hedgeland will join our community as Senior Tutor this summer.

Dr Hedgeland currently works for Robinson College, where she is Admissions Tutor for the Sciences and Fellow in Physics; and at the Open University, where she is a Senior Lecturer and Staff Tutor in Physical Sciences.

She shares:
“I am delighted to be taking up the role of Senior Tutor at Clare Hall and very much look forward to meeting and working with the students, staff, Fellows, Visiting Fellows and Life Members who together make the College’s unique...

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07 April 2021

Music Committee presents programme for spring/summer 2021

Clare Hall's Music Committee is delighted to share a selection of concerts they are planning for the coming months.

Forthcoming highlights include this weekend's livestreamed cello concert by Adrian Bradbury; a piano recital by Ljubica Stojanovic; and a guitar performance from Daniela Rossi (pictured).

Tap into our Events webpage to explore a full list of upcoming recitals from Clare Hall, along with other events from the College.

In recent months, our Musician-in-...

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06 April 2021

Life Members co-author book on archaeological excavation finds in Sardis

Professors Andrew and Nancy Ramage, Life Members of Clare Hall, have co-authored a two-volume book offering the first in-depth presentation of pottery and other artefacts found in the houses and workshops of inhabitants of the legendary city of Sardis....

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01 April 2021

Clare Hall President and Fellow speak on Naked Scientists podcast

Professor Alan Short, President of Clare Hall, and Dr Madeline Lancaster, a newly-elected Official Fellow of the College, spoke on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire over the weekend. Recordings of both conversations appear in a Naked Scientists podcast, just published. Professor Short spoke about ventilating hospitals, while Dr Lancaster shared why humans have bigger brains than other apes.

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31 March 2021

Stuart Dalziel elected Professorial Fellow

Professor Stuart Dalziel has been elected a Professorial Fellowship at Clare Hall, having run the University of Cambridge Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics’ GK Batchelor Laboratory for over 20 years.

Stuart is a New Zealand and British fluid dynamicist. After his undergraduate degree in Engineering Science in Auckland, he completed his PhD in Cambridge in 1988 under the supervision of Paul Linden, and his research – combining experimental, theoretical studies and numerical – spans fluid flows in industrial and environmental problems including...

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30 March 2021