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Clare Hall – A Place to Think, A Place to Talk.

Clare Hall was founded in 1966 in response to the growth of research in the University.  The broadening of graduate teaching had led to an increase in senior posts that at the time were not being matched by the number of fellowships in the Cambridge colleges. 

The need for a place like Clare Hall is shown by over 5000 students and academics who have come to spend time here, to further their studies and research.

Over the last few decades, we have seen an increase in demand for graduate student places, and the trend for academics to spend time in guest institutions is also strong.  Cambridge as a University has also grown in international standing as a centre of excellence in so many academic disciplines, resulting in more academics drawn to Cambridge.

Demands are also growing on our students and visiting fellows; more students have to self-fund or receive insufficient grants, visiting fellows are limited in staying for shorter time periods than their research takes.