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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. Clare Hall is committed to protecting your privacy, please refer to www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk/data-protection-information.

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Surabhi Agrawal

GSB Social


Organises parties, quiz nights, and other social activities.

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Vishal Chakraborty

GSB Web Officer

Role: Maintains the GSB website and facilitates other tech services as required by the GSB.

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Tim Coorens

GSB President

Role: Head of the GSB committee and represents Clare Hall students both internally and outside of the College.

Manik Goel

GSB Social

Role: Organises parties, quiz nights, and other social activities.

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gsb.social@clarehall.cam.ac.uk ​

Sara Krum

GSB Vice President

Role: Assists the GSB President and other personnel as required.

Brian Lederman

GSB External

Role: Organises formal swaps with other colleges and executes partnerships.

Chiara Morfeo

GSB Music

Role: Plans concerts and other music‐related events in College and is responsible for the maintenance of the GSB Music Room.

Elias Nosrati

GSB Welfare

Role: Ensures the wellbeing of the student body.

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Rashel Pakbaz

GSB Music

Role: Organises music programs in College including the Jazz formals and is responsible for the maintenance of the GSB Music Room.

Rita Pataki

GSB Equalities

Role: Ensures that issues concerning race, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background, as well as Women's and LGBTQ issues, are addressed.

Mariana P L Pereira

GSB Secretary

Role: Prepares the agenda and takes minutes for each GSB meeting and creates weekly GSB bulletins.

Katarzyna Prus

GSB Welfare

Role: Promotes well being of our students, organises stress buster events and chill out sessions throughout the year.

Alex Quent

GSB Sports

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

Dora Robinson

GSB Social

Role: Organises parties, quiz nights, and other social activities.

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gsb.social@clarehall.cam.ac.uk ​

Francesca Root

GSB Equalities

Role: Provides support for all those who identify with groups including, but not exclusive to, race, gender, sexuality, accessibility and socio-economic background.

Michael Schneekloth

GSB Fellow-student interactions

Role: Organise the Fellows - students receptions and the Easter term graduate conference.

Arastu Sharma

GSB External

Role: Collaborates with graduate bodies at other Cambridge Colleges and organises formal swaps.  This includes the planning and organisation of an annual swap with St.

Marta Trofimova

GSB Green

Role: Works with Clare Hall students and the College to reduce our impact on the environment.

Xinyi ZHang

GSB Treasurer

Role: Manages the GSB budget and all reimbursements.

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Fellows in the news

Clare Hall Inspires

The second 'Clare Hall Inspires' personal and professional development workshop for students and postdocs was co-organised by Dr Keri Wong (Clare Hall Postdoc Committee), Mr Tim Coorens (the GSB) and Ms Catherine Wise from the Development Office. This one-day workshop, open to all College members, was held in the Richard Eden Suite at West Court. The key aim of the workshop is to encourage students and postdocs to think flexibly about various career paths and to utilise the many...
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Clare Hall Postdocs - 3 Slide Talk Series

In May we held the fifth in the series of 3 Slide Talks. The three engaging talks from different disciplines provided much food for thought.The first talk was given by Dr Robert Beyer from the Department of Zoology. Robert, who has a background in maths, presented current collaborative research on palm oil production. Oil palm is a highly contested crop linked with environmental destruction. While environmental NGOs and others have called for boycotts of products containing palm oil, the...
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A New Samsung Artificial Intelligence Lab for Cambridge

Samsung have announced plans to open a new research lab in Cambridge, confirming the city’s reputation as one of the world’s foremost hubs for artificial intelligence research and development. The institute will open up opportunities for fundamental research in AI and enable greater cooperation with the UK’s academic community.  The project will be led by Professor Andrew Blake, a Professorial Fellow at Clare Hall.  Further links:
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Postdocs 3 Slide Talks

The third of our series of 3 Slide Talks featured the works of three Clare Hall Fellows. Kick starting the night was our Research Fellow from the Department of History, Dr Carolyn Cobbold, on the history of food and the role of science and scientists in the creation and regulation of food products and ingredients. We learned about the influence of chemists and the evolution of food colouring throughout various European countries and the US and what to look out for in modern day ingredient lists...
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