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

Rothschild Lecture

Life Member Peter Bickel recently delivered the Rothschild Lecture at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Science.  Entitled From Small Data to Big Data and Back: Statistics and Data Science the lecture was filmed and can be viewed here. Read more

08 September 2016

Richard Hayes awarded NYSCA grant

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has awarded one of its annual grants for professionals in the architecture, design, and historic preservation fields, to Clare Hall life member Richard Hayes.  Read more about the project here. Read more

23 August 2016

50th Anniversary week - a thank you from the Development Team

The week of Anniversary events drew to a close on Saturday 13 August culminating with the President's Dinner. 150 guests attended this special event, preceded by a drinks reception in the Fellows Garden.  A sumptuous 4-course dinner was served in a marquee decorated in the college colours. The Lexington Catering team at Clare Hall led by Jason Fretwell are to be congratulated for all their hard work and skill in providing such impressive food.The President, Professor David Ibbetson congratulated all who had worked so hard to produce the events throughout the week. The Salje Medals... Read more

16 August 2016

'Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: Transforming Life into Literature in Jane Eyre’ by Christine Alexander

Life Member Professor Christine Alexander's new book on Charlotte Brontë is published today entitled Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: Transforming Life into Literature in Jane Eyre. The book invites the twenty-first century reader into Charlotte’s material world, both the world of the author and the world she created in her most famous novel. Providing detailed commentaries and lavishly illustrated with objects and images from the author’s own life and times, this book explores Charlotte Brontë’s accomplishment in imaginatively transforming her lived... Read more

15 August 2016