Clare College News Latest Clare College News Michael Keating (1977) selected as Alumnus of the Year 2020 We are delighted to announce that Michael Keating (1977) has been selected as this year's Alumnus of the Year. This award recognises and celebrates the achievements of Clare alumni who have made outstanding contributions to society through: Significant....]]> Tue, 7 Jan 2020 10:09:27 GMT Michael Keating (1977) selected as Alumnus of the Year 2020 We are delighted to announce that Michael Keating (1977) has been selected as this year's Alumnus of the Year. This award recognises and celebrates the achievements of Clare alumni who have made outstanding contributions to society through: Significant....]]> Tue, 7 Jan 2020 09:58:59 GMT Distinguished Lecture 2019 On October 28th, Professor Joel Mokyr, Robert H. Strotz Professor of Economics at Northwestern University, delivered this year's Distinguished Lecture in Economics and Public Policy, entitled The Holy Land of Industrialism: Rethinking the Industrial Revolution. The....]]> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:41:32 GMT Founders Day Service 2019 It was a real pleasure to represent the College at Barnabas Oley School Founders Day. I met with the schools new Headteacher, Michelle Downes, and its new Chair of Governors, Stephanie Reardon, and was given a lovely tour. After lunch, it was a short walk to St Bartholomews,....]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2019 11:09:34 GMT Colin Turpin 1928-2019 We are deeply saddened to report the death of one of Clares longest-serving fellows, Colin Turpin, who died in Oxford on 18 th July 2019 after a short illness. He was 91 years old. Colin was born in Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa in 1928. He attended St....]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:30:40 GMT Clare Fellow, David Rowitch, co-leads breakthrough MS study Fellow of Clare College and Head of the Department of Paediatrics, Professor David Rowitch, has recently published a study which identifies brain cells particularly vulnerable to damage in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). The international study from....]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:18:44 GMT Professor Anna Philpott wins Pilkington Prize The Clare community was delighted to hear that Professor Anna Philpott has become the sixteenth Clare Fellow to be awarded the Pilkington Prize for teaching . Anna is Director of Studies for IB Biological Natural Sciences at Clare, as well as Professor of Cancer and....]]> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 11:27:02 GMT Clare Giveaway Instagram competition We had a fantastically successful giveaway competition over on Clares Instagram account , to celebrate reaching 5,000 followers! Congratulations to Helena Cooke (Choir Lay Clerk 2015-16) for the winning photograph of Clare and Old Schools reflected in a puddle! Whilst....]]> Wed, 22 May 2019 09:50:30 GMT Dr Roger Schofield 1937-2019 The College is sad to report the death of Dr Roger Schofield at the age of 81. Roger was elected a Fellow of Clare in 1969, and was Director of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. In 1989 he co-authored The Population History of....]]> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:32:04 GMT Dr Gordon Wright 1918-2019 It is with great sadness that we report the death of Dr Gordon Wright at the age of 101. Dr Wright was a Fellow of Clare College for over six decades, and for many years served as Director of Studies for Medicine and College Tutor. As well as teaching and....]]> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:10:54 GMT Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. receives Honorary Fellowship Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been elected to an Honorary Fellowship to Clare College. Professor Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Centre for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is one....]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:03:04 GMT Nigel Gawthrope 1957-2019 The College has just received the sad news of the death of Nigel Gawthrope, both the Mayor of Cambridge and a Porter at Clare College. He was a highly valued member of the Clare community, and will be greatly missed. Nigel passed away suddenly whilst on holiday in South Africa. His time as Mayor and a Cambridge City Councillor is.... Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:08:27 GMT Clare Alumni in the 2019 New Years Honours Congratulations to three of Clare Colleges alumni who have been recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in 2019 New Years Honours list, for excellence in the diverse fields of diplomacy and human rights, education, and heritage. Michael Keating (1977), lately Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary.... Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:36:34 GMT The Revd Dr Mark Smith appointed as Dean of Clare We are delighted to announce that The Revd Dr Mark Smith has been appointed Dean of Clare College, as successor to The Revd Dr Jamie Hawkey. His appointment will commence on 1 January 2019. Mark read History at Peterhouse and worked as a school teacher after graduation,....]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:04:12 GMT New Denman Baynes Senior Student: Sam Wimpenny Meet Sam Wimpenny, who joined Clare as the new Denman Baynes Senior Student this year. "I am a Geophysicist based in the Department of Earth Sciences using a diverse range of tools to investigate the mechanics and behaviour of active faults. Earthquakes are generated....]]> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:21:29 GMT Dr Ed Turner in New Scientist Clare Fellow, Tutor for Widening Participation and Outreach, and Director of Studies for Ecology and Zoology, Dr Ed Turner, is featured in the latest edition of New Scientist . He discusses the complexities of quantifying the crisis in global biodiversity. Ed was....]]> Thu, 2 Aug 2018 13:50:39 GMT Stewart Butterfield on BBCs The Boss Alumnus Stewart Butterfield, founder of technology companies Flickr and Slack, was featured on BBC's weekly series 'The Boss'. Read more on his status as "... one of Silicon Valley's heavyweights" at BBC News . ]]> Fri, 6 Jul 2018 16:19:38 GMT Isobel Houghton named among Top 50 Women in Engineering The Womens Engineering Society (WES) named Clare alumna Isobel Houghton (née Piper, 2003) as one of the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018 on International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), 23 June. Begun in 2014 as National Women in Engineering Day, WES....]]> Tue, 3 Jul 2018 14:21:09 GMT Dean Appointed Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey Clares Dean and Director of Studies in Theology, The Revd Dr Jamie Hawkey, has been appointed by the Crown as Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey. He will have a particular responsibility for theological study and teaching, and will become a member of the steering group....]]> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:25:15 GMT Ottoline Leyser at the 2018 Hay Festival Clare Fellow Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser spoke at the 2018 Hay Festival. To read more click here . ]]> Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:03:26 GMT