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

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

College Registrar

Contact details: 


01223 761 247

Martin Baur

GSB Sports

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

Sophie Beedell

Development Assistant

Sophie Beedell is the Development Office Administrator

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

Official Fellow, Senior Tutor, Tutor

Subject: Historical Geography

Department/institution: Department of Geography

Michael H Black

Emeritus Fellow

Subject: Early fiction of D.H. Lawrence.

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Professor Andrew Blake

Professorial Fellow

Subject: Computer Science

Department/institution: Artificial Intelligence Consultant. Chair, Samsung AI Centre, Cambridge.

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Fellows in the news

Emeritus Fellow's research on Duncan Grant featured by Art UK

Professor Frances Spalding's research on Bloomsbury Group artist Duncan Grant (1885-1978) has been featured by Art UK.The story highlights Grant's artistic style and techniques, as well as his passions and interests, which included a deep love of reading. Professor Spalding also covers how Grant's style changed over time, noting that 'there is a fluidity to his artistic development, a readiness to mutate or to respond to new experiences or new ideas.'Read the full story:...
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Artist Mark Cazalet to discuss his work and travels with Clare Hall

Artist Mark Cazalet is going to be in conversation with art historian and Clare Hall Emeritus Fellow, Professor Frances Spalding, via a free Zoom event next month. All are welcome, and booking is essential.Professor Spalding shares:
When Clare Hall offered him an exhibition (now delayed until more propitious times), Mark had just returned from a...
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Dr Iain Black to step down from role as Senior Tutor at Clare Hall

Clare Hall announces that Dr Iain Black, Senior Tutor, will be stepping down from this role on 31st January 2021, after more than eight years leading the Tutorial team.During his term, Iain has led a strong Tutorial team, overseeing a number of successful initiatives for the support of our students, and building very strong foundations in the Tutorial Office.Iain comments:
'I have greatly enjoyed my role over the past eight-and-a-half years, and can take pleasure in the fact...
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Arctic: Climate and Culture talk available to view

The British Museum opened a major exhibition - ‘Arctic: Climate and Culture’ – in September 2020. Soon afterwards came another lockdown, and the exhibition was closed to the public.To keep interest alive, Clare Hall arranged a Zoom discussion around this subject.Speakers include Professor Peter Wadhams, an internationally-renowned expert on the Arctic Ocean and a Fellow of Clare Hall; Sara Wheeler, a prize-winning travel writer; and Maria Pia Wadhams, formerly Director of the...
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