Our people

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


Martin Aldridge


Contact details:


01223 332 364


Jennifer Allen

GSB Treasurer

Role: Manages the GSB budget and all reimbursements.

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Dr Mario Amado-Montero

Research Fellow

Subject: Physics


Materials science and metallurgy

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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

Kevin Atkins

Deputy Head Porter

Contact details: 


01223 332 360

Dr Tobias Baldauf

Research Fellow, Tutor


Theoretical Cosmology


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

College Registrar

Contact details: 


01223 761 247

Professor John D. Barrow

Professorial Fellow

Subject: Cosmology, mathematics and astrophysics


Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)

Professor Dame Gillian Beer

Honorary Fellow


Literature and history of science


Professor Robert Berkhofer

Visiting Fellow

Subject: History

Department/institution: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Subject: Material Sciences

Department/institution: Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

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

Official Fellow, Senior Tutor, Tutor


Historical Geography


Department of Geography

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Michael H Black

Emeritus Fellow

Subject: Early fiction of D.H. Lawrence.

Research interests:

Subject: Law

Department/Institution: University of Manitoba, Canada 

Fellows in the news

Statement by the new President of Clare Hall - Professor Alan Short

It is a great honour to have been elected the ninth President of Clare Hall. I am really delighted and excited by the challenge. The pandemic has certainly made this one of the more difficult periods in the College's long history. Still, I am not surprised at all that everyone here has pulled together really admirably to make living and working in the College not just tolerable but actually rewarding, all of which augurs wonderfully well for our post-viral future.I would very much like to...
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Helen Pennant Elected as Vice President of Clare Hall

The Governing Body is delighted to announce the election of Helen Pennant as Vice President of Clare Hall, for a period of four years with effect from 1 August 2020.  Helen will succeed Professor Alan Short, who will be assuming the Presidency of the College on that date.Helen has been Director of the Cambridge Trust since 2013, and joined Clare Hall as a Fellow the same year. Helen is already well known to the College community, she is currently an active member of the College Development...
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How to ‘reset the clock’ when it comes to living with plastic

Plastic: the new fantastic? A Cambridge University film looking at how the Cambridge Creative Circular Plastics Centre (CirPlas) aims to eliminate plastic waste by combining blue-sky thinking with practical measures. Featuring Clare Hall Fellow Dr Khaled Soufani.   
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Cambridge Conversations with Dr Ems Lord

Like everywhere else in Cambridge we are now putting in place plans for the gradual reopening of the College, though it will be some time yet before we are back to normal. We are also planning to take forward some of the positive things we have learned from the coronavirus crisis, in particular, the use of video platforms to enable Life Members in different parts of the world to join College members in Cambridge in some of the activities that help make Clare Hall what it is....
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