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.

Find people using the buttons and search fields below

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.

Contact details 

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 Mario Amado-Montero

Research Fellow

Subject: Physics


Materials science and metallurgy

Contact details:

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: Addresses issues concerning equality, diversity, and representation.

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: Organises sports activities and is the main contact for the Clare Hall sports teams.

Sophie Beedell

Development Administrator

Sophie Beedell is Clare Hall's Development Administrator.

Contact: sb2398@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

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.

Research interests:

Fellows in the news

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.Tune in to the podcast at...
Read more

Research Fellow offers free series of Kathak dance classes to Clare Hall community

Dr Bipasha Chakraborty, Research Fellow in Sciences at Clare Hall, is running a series of free Kathak classes for Clare Hall members this springtime.Alongside being a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at DAMTP and a particle physicist, Dr Chakraborty is also a passionate dancer, with her expertise being the Indian classical dance form known as Kathak.She shares:
“The first lockdown made me realise how blissful dancing can be for myself and others, and this motivated me to...
Read more

Film about poet Stevie Smith finds key source in biography written by Emeritus Fellow

Juliet Stevenson plays Stevie Smith in a new film available free until 5th April from the Globe Theatre. It is a beautifully scripted and performed piece, says Professor Frances Spalding, who wrote a biography of Stevie Smith in the late 1980s, and was surprised and delighted this month to be acknowledged effusively by one of the scriptwriters and Master of Ceremonies.  Stevie Smith: Black March is a double-act performance between the poet and the man who acts as her...
Read more

​Fellow to give talk about epidemics in medieval Iceland for Cambridge Festival

Dr Elizabeth Ashman Rowe is speaking at the inaugural Cambridge Festival this spring. Titled Epidemics in Medieval Iceland: the Evidence of Contemporary Annals, the talk will see Dr Rowe analysing how epidemics repeatedly struck the isolated community of Iceland in the later Middle Ages, with contemporary annals recording them in ways that range from the horrifying to the humorous.Dr Rowe is a Fellow of Clare Hall and Head of the Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic Department at the University of...
Read more