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Clare Hall Masters & PhD Studentships

Clare Hall offers a number of Studentships (also known as scholarships) in order to attract the best academic talent to postgraduate study. These awards are highly competitive and cover tuition fees and a stipend during graduate study.For 2016/17 the deadline for applications is 1 May 2016.Ivan D Jankovic StudentshipA studentship providing full support to a citizen of the Republic of Serbia to undertake doctoral studies in any subject at the University of Cambridge, tenable for up to three years. The award is made every fourth year, and will next be awarded in October 2016.BP-Clare Hall... Read more

15 April 2016

Sculpture in the Garden

This exhibition of works by John Sydney Carter is one of our special 50th Anniversary events.Throughout his life John Sydney Carter’s parallel interests have been in both fine art and industrial design. He is a painter and a sculptor, but in the last twenty years sculpture has been his constant, creative outpouring. He works in steel and aluminium and occasionally casts in bronze, but he is happiest forging and welding in his studio. His subjects are of the outdoors; air, sea and space interest him, subjects bound together from his two years of experience at sea with the Royal... Read more

11 April 2016

Cambridge Literary Festival

The Cambridge Literary Festival starts this week with Clare Hall Fellows Dame Gillian Beer, Ali Smith and Andrew Blake all scheduled to take part.  Check the Festival Website for more information.       Read more

04 April 2016

Lunch for Life Members

We are starting a new initiative to encourage local Life Members to come into Clare Hall and have lunch with fellow Life Members on the first Thursday of every month.  The first Life Members lunch is scheduled for Thursday 7th April.Liz Ramsden, Accommodation Officer and former College Secretary together with Dr Marie Janson, Development Director will be at the lunch this coming Thursday. If you would like to attend please purchase your ticket for a meal for £10 in the Porters Lodge and present it to the Servery staff when choosing your meal options. Any queries... Read more

04 April 2016

Clare Hall Life Member wins Maritime Media Award

Clare Hall Life Member and Wilfrid Laurier University’s History Professor Emeritus Barry Gough, has been honoured at the Maritime Media Awards with the 2015 Mountbatten Award for Best Literary Contribution for his book, Pax Britannica: Ruling the Waves and Keeping the Peace before Armageddon (Palgrave Macmillan). This is the first time that a non-UK citizen has received the award.  ... Read more

04 April 2016

Clare Hall Easter closure

The Dining Room will close after lunch on the 24th March, re-opening on the 29th March at 12.30pm.  There will be a Formal Hall on Wednesday 30th March, please book by 2pm on the 29th March. The Porters' Lodge will be open as usual over the Easter period. Read more

18 March 2016

Dr David Gosling hosts 'Frontier of Fear' book launch

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams was the guest speaker at the launch of a new book on Pakistan by Clare Hall Life Member Dr David Gosling. Over 60 guests attended the launch of ‘Frontier of Fear’ at Magdalene College last week.  In the book Dr Gosling discusses his time on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, his encounters with the Taliban and why education is the best weapon against terrorism.Guest speaker Dr Rowan Williams, highlighted the pressures currently facing Jinnah’s vision of Pakistan not only as a country of Islam, but also one which... Read more

14 March 2016

Clare Hall Catering Manager set for marathon charity run

Clare Hall Catering Manager Jason Fretwell is currently in training for this year's London Marathon, running in aid of Grief Encounter, a charity which supports bereaved children and their families by helping to alleviate the pain caused by the death of a loved one.  To help with fundraising he also recently hosted a charity ball (pictured) in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral successfully raising over £11,000.Grief encounter’s services are provided free of charge, funded through... Read more

10 March 2016

Denis Bilodeau receives the President's Award

Congratulations to Fellow Commoner Denis Bilodeau, who was presented with the President's Award at Formal Hall last week. The President’s Award is given to individuals who the President and Governing Body feel have made an outstanding contribution to the life of Clare Hall. Read more

07 March 2016

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 will be on... Read more

07 March 2016