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The College is a highly integrated academic society with a President, Fellows, graduate students and other members. About 300 members are currently in Cambridge creating a professionally and culturally diverse environment. To find out more about any of our members, please click on their names below. Clare Hall is committed to protecting your privacy, please refer to www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk/data-protection-information.

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Professor Robert Ackerman

Fellow Commoner


History of anthropology


Lauren Adams

GSB Social

Role: Social Officer, Graduate Student Body Committee (2021/22)

Contact: lra36@cam.ac.uk

Professor Antti Ahlava

Visiting Fellow

Subject: Architecture

Department/institution: Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Martin Aldridge


Contact details:


01223 332 364


Dr Gianluca Amadei

Research Fellow

Dr Gianluca Amadei completed his PhD at the University of Toronto in 2016, under the supervision of Dr Freda Miller, where he studied the role of RNA-binding proteins in the context of mammalian embryonic brain d

Dr Robert G W Anderson

Emeritus Fellow

Subject: History of Chemistry

Contact details: rgwa2@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Professor Emilio Artacho

Professorial Fellow

Subject: Theory of condensed matter

Department/institution: Cavendish Laboratory

Contact details: ea245@cam.ac.uk

Professor Michael F Ashby

Emeritus Fellow

Subject: The mechanical behaviour of materials; particularly metals, ceramics and ice

Contact details: mfa2@eng.cam.ac.uk

Minja Axelsson

GSB Equalities

Role: Equalities Officer, Graduate Student Body Committee (2021/22)

Dr Tobias Baldauf

Research Fellow, Tutor

Subject: Theoretical Cosmology

Department/institution: Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Professor Manohar Bance

Professorial Fellow

Subject: Disorders of hearing and balance

Department: Medicine

Contact: mlb59@cam.ac.uk

Dr Jenny Bangham

Research Fellow

Subject: History of science

Department/institution: History and philosophy of science

Amanda Barclay

Associates in Cambridge

Martin Baur

GSB Sports

Role: Sports Officer, Graduate Student Body Committee (2021/22)

Contact details: gsb.sports@clarehall.cam.ac.uk

Professor Dame Gillian Beer

Honorary Fellow


Literature and history of science


Subject: Material Sciences

Department/institution: Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Professor Federica Bessone

Visiting Fellow

Subject: Classics

Department/Institution: Department of Humanities, University of Turin, Italy

Dr Denis Bilodeau

Fellow Commoner

Subject: Intellectual history, particularly history and philosophy of the human sciences.

Contact details: dcb28@cam.ac.uk

Dr Iain Black

Emeritus Fellow

Subject: Historical Geography

Department/institution: Department of Geography

Michael H Black

Emeritus Fellow

Subject: Early fiction of D.H. Lawrence.

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Fellows in the news

Research Fellow appears on Raymond Nicolet Trust podcast

Dr Carolyn Cobbold, a Research Fellow at Clare Hall, appears in a new podcast published by the Raymond Nicolet Trust. During the recording she discusses how she's broken boundaries in our society, reflecting on her multidisciplinary work in the environment and research into the history of food.Dr Cobbold comments:
"I was very honoured to be asked to contribute to the Raymond Nicolet Trust podcast series to talk about my involvement in the environment, climate change...
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Inbound Visiting Fellow elected Master of the Bench of Inner Temple

Professor Norman Doe, an inbound Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, has been elected Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.Professor Doe, who is Director of the Cardiff School of Law and Politics’ Canon Law LLM programme and the Centre for Law and Religion, has been recognised by the Inner Temple for his ‘unrivalled reputation in Ecclesiastical Law and the Law of Church and State, as well as the active and positive contributions he has made to the affairs of...
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Emeritus Fellow to give talk on John Piper’s stained-glass work

Professor Frances Spalding, an Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall, will give a talk on John Piper’s stained glass for the British Society of Master Glass Painters in January 2022.The Society’s first online lecture of the new year coincides with the Centenary touring exhibition visiting All Saints Church, Bristol, where John Piper made some extraordinary windows.The artist did not begin designing stained glass until he was in his early 50s, but went on to undertake over 60 works in this...
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Research Fellow part of team who uncovered largest-ever millipede fossil

Dr William McMahon, a Research Fellow of Clare Hall, has co-authored a paper published by the Journal of the Geological Society, analysing the largest-ever millipede fossil, which was found on a Northumberland beach in 2018. The 326-million-year-old giant millipede's remains were found at Howick Beach. Known as Arthropleura, this species was over 2.5 metres long, making it likely to have been the largest arthropod to have existed on Earth. The fossil will be...
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