Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
A blog for the Clare Hall community

Meet Aiora Zabala, a Life Member of Clare Hall, as she discusses her role as Senior Editor of Nature Sustainability and the impact of creativity on her work

I joined Clare Hall in 2010 to pursue a PhD in Land Economy, and I’m now Senior Department Fellow.
I chose the College mainly because of the swimming pool and it being a sister college of St Cross, Oxford, where I obtained an MSc in Environmental Policy. I’ve found Clare…

Andy Tseng, a PhD student in Engineering from Clare Hall, shares details on his areas of specialism in AI

My research focuses on Spoken Dialogue Systems — a subfield of Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The goal is to develop a specific type of machines, known as dialogue systems, that are capable of communicating with human beings using our language and completing pre-defined tasks for us, such as…

Christos Kalli is a Life Member of Clare Hall. In this blog we learn what he’s been up to since graduating from Cambridge — including a glimpse of recent poetry based on Cypriot mythology, trauma, and history

I have recently joined the Department of English at the University of Texas as a PhD student.
Here I attempt to wear — sometimes on top of each other — the hats of the poet and the poetry scholar. As a poetry scholar I am conceptualising a doctoral project that…

Dr Jingyi Jenny Zhao, a Research Fellow at Clare Hall based at the Needham Research Institute, discusses her focus on philosophy in ancient Greece and early China.

I was born in China and moved to Cambridge at the age of eleven.
Little did I know then that I would go on to study and to have a family here — Cambridge has become my home! …

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To mark International Day of Yoga, Ruta Marcinkeviciute, an MPhil student in Engineering here at Clare Hall, shares the ways yoga has had a positive impact on her time at the College during this unusual academic year

At the beginning of the year I joined the Graduate Student Body (GSB) as an External Officer.
While hoping the pandemic would improve, I was getting myself familiar with the new position and responsibilities, and looking forward to organising some nice in-person events in collaboration with other colleges. Yet, to my…

As we enjoy the sunshine here in the UK, the minds of many will turn to what we looked forward to in summers past. Alongside May Balls, one of the highlights of June would be Bumps season, which traditionally would have begun on Wednesday 9 June and run until Saturday

Due to the mercurial nature of the pandemic and its variants, and lack of adequate time available for teams to train and prepare (having only been permitted to return to the University en masse as recently as 17 May), the Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs (CUCBC) cancelled Bumps. …

Jörn Alexander Quent is a cognitive neuroscientist and psychologist completing a PhD here at Clare Hall. The Gates Cambridge Scholar shares insights into his research into vivid memory, based at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

For me Clare Hall was the perfect fit, as I love its egalitarian and cosmopolitan vibe.
I could not imagine myself in one of the more traditional colleges that follow certain archaic rules and rituals. …

We’re delighted to share these reflections by Claire Barnes, who edited the book ‘For Her Good Estate: The Life of Elizabeth de Burgh, Lady of Clare’, by Professor Frances Underhill (2020)

The precious pearl of learning
In 2026 we’ll be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Clare Hall, and the 700th anniversary of Clare College. The decision by Clare College to use part of its endowment to establish Clare Hall is one of its most inspiring — and what a success it has…

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