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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


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

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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Professor Frances Spalding Awarded Emeritus Research Fellowship

Professor Frances Spalding has been awarded an Emeritus Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, where she will be completing a book, provisionally titled Art in the Fells:  A Collection, its Maker and its Legacy.Scant research exists on the vital role of individual patrons during the inter-war years. State patronage of art in Britain had attained a high point during World War I, but it ended abruptly when peace returned.In the inter-war years, Helen...
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Professor Alan Short: COVID-19 and the Emergency Open Plan Hospitals

The rapid spread of the coronavirus outbreak has overwhelmed public health services and systems globally, triggering an urgent need to build temporary structures or convert very large existing buildings into emergency hospitals to treat hundreds of Covid-19 patients. It is important to take all possible precautions to limit airborne cross-infection of patients and medical staff within these huge open spaces. As we breathe, cough or sneeze, a mass of tiny droplets disperse in the surrounding air...
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Clare Hall Associate Elected to European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Professor Kevin Thompson, Clare Hall Associate and founding master of the University of Macau, Moon Chun Memorial College, has been elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. The appointment recognises outstanding contributions in promoting arts, cultural exchange, the development of creative industries and the international business community, as well as music and...
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