- Lord Grabiner QC elected Master
Lord Grabiner QC is to become the 45th Master of Clare College, University of Cambridge from the start of next academic year.
- 132nd Varsity Rugby Match
You will be pleased to hear that three Clare men have been selected to play in the Varsity Rugby fixtures at Twickenham next week.
- Clare College Chapel Choir Tour the US
This Sunday the Chapel Choir will be departing for a week-long tour of the US. They have a packed schedule, but if you are based in any of the locations please don’t miss them performing pieces from their chart topping new CD, ‘Veni Emmanuel’...
- André Schiffrin 1935-2013
We are sad to report that André Schiffrin, a Clare alumnus who was Editor in Chief and Managing Director of the publishing house Pantheon for many years, died on Sunday 1 December aged 78.
- So You Want To Write Radio Drama?
Dr Stephen Wyatt (1966) has written a book with Claire Groves, ‘So You Want to Write Radio Drama?’
which will be published on 5 December 2013!
- Clare Through Time: Christmas Fare
This December Clare Through Time takes a trip back to the Christmas of 1576 by looking at the ‘cate books’ which list food ordered for College and the cost…
- New Photos: Graduate Accommodation in Newnham unveiled!
This afternoon the newly renovated graduate accommodation in Newnham was officially opened! The rooms and grounds look spectacular and Tony Badger thanked all those involved for their hard work towards completing the site. We are all very jealous!
- Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent
As Christmas approaches you may be on the lookout for presents to give to loved ones. The Chapel Choir’s latest recording, ‘Veni Emmanuel: Music for Advent’ has just been released!
- First ‘CRA After Dinner Talk’ on 25 November!
We are pleased to announce the return of the CRA After Dinner Talks! On Monday 25 November CRA Claire Pike has kindly agreed to be our inaugural speaker with a talk entitled “Which mutation came first? Unpicking the genetics of cancer cells.”
- New Photos: Newnham Road Redevelopment
We went to see the redevelopment of the graduate accommodation on Newnham Road last week. Building and room fitting is well under way and students are set to move in in the New Year. The work is scheduled for completion this month! We'll upload photographs of the finished site, but for now I hope this gives a taster of what our lucky students will enjoy...
- Clare Through Time: Great Bardfield
The November edition of ‘Clare Through Time’ looks at the ‘Great Bardfield Artists’ and the 1956 Exhibition of their work held at Clare…
- C3 perform at Ripon Cathedral
The Cambridge Chamber Consort will be performing at Ripon Cathedral on 2 November at 7.30pm for the commemoration of All Souls Day.
- Two Clare Poets in Print!
Dr Simon Currie (1956) and Mr Will Kemp (1987) have both had poetry collections published this month...
- New Photos: Alumni Dinner 1992-95
On Saturday 26 October we welcomed alumni who matriculated between the years of 1992 and 1995 for an 'Alumni Dinner'. Thank you to everyone who came and made the evening so successful! Click to view some photos...
- New Photos: London Drinks at 'The Albannach'
We welcomed alumni from London and the surrounding area to 'The Albannach' at Trafalgar Square on Thursday 24 October. As usual we held a Champagne raffle and it was lovely to meet new and familiar faces alike! Click to view some snaps...
- Amazon rowers complete their epic adventure!
Clare Boatman Anton Wright and his team mate Dr Mark de Rond (Reader in Strategy and Organisation, Cambridge Judge Business School) have become the first people in history to row the entire length of the Amazon River unsupported.
- Admission of New Clare Fellows
The new academic year is off to a wonderful start at Clare with the admission of nine new Fellows, each of whom will greatly enrich the College community with their knowledge, experience and passion for their individual subjects.
- Clare men selected for the CURUFC squad
The Varsity Rugby match is a few months away, but we are pleased to announce that two Clare students have been selected for the squad; Scott Annett (returning Blue) and Alfie Lloyd (U21 XV at Twickenham 2012).
- A Clare man's journey from the sports field to the battlefield
When war broke out in 1914 Thomas Carlyle-Davis (c.1914) gave up his studies at Clare to train as an officer at Sandhurst, where he also joined the E Company Hockey Team. An article in the Telegraph sheds some light on the fate of Thomas and his team mates…
- The Battle of Ideas 2013
The ninth Battle of Ideas
will take place on the 19 and 20 October at the Barbican, London. It is an annual festival of debate and discussion organised by the Institute of Ideas; it is a must for the intellectually curious and open minded...
- 'The Life of Edward Kennaway Groves' by Dr John Owen
Dr John Owen (1952) recently published a book about the life of a lesser known figure of Brethren history: Edward Kennaway Groves. A figure blighted by poor mental health in an era of little understanding, Dr Owen explores the life of a fascinating man and aims to confirm his rightful place in history…
- Walport on Climate Change: “Evidence is rock solid”
On Friday 27 September the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report stating that scientists are now 95% certain that the continuing rise in global temperature is man-made. Sir Mark Walport (1971), the government’s chief scientist, spoke out in support of the report on BBC Radio 4’s Today
- The Young Man with the Red Tie
In July this year Professor Sir Bob Hepple (1961, Emeritus Master) published a book with Jacana Media in South Africa. ‘Young Man with a Red Tie: A Memoir of Mandela and the Failed Revolution 1960-63’
is now available to buy in the UK, and on the 6 November 2013 Mr Colin Turpin and Professor Sir Bob Hepple will hold a public conversation about the book… and you are invited!
- Clare at the Festival of Ideas 2013
2013 marks the sixth year of Cambridge University’s ‘Festival of Ideas’
. Running from 23 October to 3 November the timetable of talks, performances, films and exhibitions is packed! Many notable Clare members are taking part in the festival and Clare locations are being used...
- Achieving the (almost) impossible: Clare W1 Headship
an article by W1 Stroke, Ania Slotala (2010)
All year long, headship was something at the back of everybody’s minds. We all made the calculation: going from 5th to 1st meant we would have to bump every day. Impossible? We didn’t think so.
- 2013 Alumnus of the Year
Clare’s Alumnus of the Year 2013, Jon Lane OBE, will be coming to speak at College next Thursday, 2 May, hosted by the Master.
- Clare Music: Concert performance of Bach's 'St John Passion'
The Chapel Choir, together with celebrated classical musicians Nicholas Mulroy (1995) and Margaret Faultless (1980), will give a concert performance of J. S. Bach’s St John Passion
in the College Hall, on Tuesday 12 March. Tickets are on sale now.
- Clare Through Time: Trouble in Paradise
Clare College has connections with a number important historical figures, many of them famous but some also infamous. One such character is Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland (1654-58).
- Nicholas Collon to conduct Wallace & Gromit Prom
On July 29 Nick Collon (2001) will lead the Aurora Orchestra in the first ever performance of My Concerto in Ee, Lad, at the BBC Proms debut of much-loved animated characters, Wallace and Gromit.