- Farewell to Professor Tony Badger
This month we wish a very fond farewell to Professor Tony and Mrs Ruth Badger, as Tony steps down from his Mastership of Clare College and also retires from his role as Paul Mellon Professor of American History in the University.
- Sir Philip Dowson CBE PRA RIBA
It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Sir Philip Dowson CBE PRA RIBA, alumnus (1947), Honorary Fellow and architect of the Forbes Mellon Library.
- Clare Through Time: Wheatham Farm
August’s ‘Clare through Time’ focuses on a bequest made to Clare in 1657 by one of its fellows, Joseph Diggons. Wheatham Farm in Liss, Hampshire was given to endow a number of fellowships and scholarships at the College.
- Alumnus of the Year 2015: Nominations
Nominations for Clare's 2015 Alumnus of the Year award are still open... but only until Friday 8 August. If you know of a Clare member who you believe deserves recognition for their outstanding contribution to society, please put them forward!
- Faull favourite to become Britain’s first female bishop
Former dean of Clare College, and current dean of York Minster, the Very Reverend Vivienne Faull (Hon Fellow) is tipped to become the Church of England’s first female bishop, after the General Synod voted to allow the ordination of women bishops on 14 July 2014.
- Clare Through Time: Ruffs and Rees
This month's Clare Through Time looks at the consecration of the College Chapel in 1769, and the description of the dinner held in honour of the consecration....
- New Photos! Clare Gala Day 2014
On Saturday 28 June over 300 Clare alumni, family and friends came back to College for Gala Day 2014, and in spite of an (almost tropical) rainstorm a great time was had by all! View photos taken throughout the day here...
- New Photos: Graduation 2014!
Many, many congratulations to all those who graduated on Wednesday 25 June 2014! View photos taken throughout the day here...
- Gold for Clare at NUS Green Impact Awards
The College’s exceptional environmental and ethical standards were recognised again this week, at the University’s NUS Green Impact Awards ceremony held at the University Centre on 18 June.
- Clare Geologists come top in finals!
We are thrilled to report that all three of the final year Geologists at Clare have achieved firsts in Part III of the Natural Sciences Tripos...
- Dr Frank Schirmacher (1980)
We are saddened to report the death of alumnus Dr Frank Schirmacher (1980). Dr Schirmacher was one of Germany's most eminent journalists and publisher of the leading broadsheet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung...
- Climate change is happening: the debate has to move on
The UK’s Chief Scientist, Sir Mark Walport (1971) has spoken out this week, warning that the reality of global warming is no longer in question: “Climate change is happening and humans are significant contributors… The debate has to move on to what are we going to do about (it), and how are we going to do it."
- Clare Fellows Promoted
A number of Clare Fellows have been promoted to senior academic positions. The General Board met on 4 June and considered recommendations from the main Senior Academic Promotions Committee in respect of promotions to personal Professorships, Readerships and Senior Lectureships...
- Alumnus and well known social reformer, Michael Schofield has died
We are saddened to learn that alumnus Michael Schofield has died aged 94. Michael came up to Clare in 1937 and read Psychology. He was a remarkable man, in the centre of social reform of the 1960s and 1970s. He is best known for his law pressure groups and books.
- It's (bespoke) Gin o'Clock at Clare!
Clare's 2014 May Ball team have come up with a wonderful and unique way to celebrate our beautiful gardens... bespoke Clare College Gin, created from plants grown in our own gardens by the prestigious Cambridge Distillery
, the world's first and only 'Gin Tailor'.
- Alumni in New Year Honours List
Congratulations to Clare alumni Professor Frances Kirwan and Mr John Doggart, who were honoured in the 2014 New Year Honours list.
- 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.
- 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).