Clare College News Latest Clare College News 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 Sir Andrew Wiles Appointed Regius Professor Honorary Clare Fellow Sir Andrew Wiles (Mathematics, 1974), has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as Oxfords first Regius Professor of Mathematics. This occasions marks the first Regius Professorship awarded to Oxford since 1842. Sir Andrew received his B.A. at Merton....]]> Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:51:04 GMT Anne Glover Appointed to Bank Court Anne Glover CBE (Natural Sciences, 1973)has been appointed to jointheCourt of the Bank of England as a non-executive director. Co-founder and CEO of Amadeus Capital Partners Limited, Anne is a member of the Council for Science and Technology as well asLondon....]]> Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:33:35 GMT Fellow Phil Allmendinger Appointed Deputy VC Professor Phil Allmendinger has been appointed to be the Vice Chancellors Senior Adviser on Regional Affairs and a Deputy Vice Chancellor. To see the University'sannouncement, click here . Phil became a Fellow of Clare and Director of Studies in....]]> Fri, 1 Jun 2018 11:48:25 GMT Fellow Discusses Possibility of Taking Plants into Space Howard Griffiths , Fellow of Clare College and Professor of Plant Ecology, discusses plants and space travel on the BBC radio programme " 5 live science ". Professor Griffiths showed co-host Izzie Clarke around Clare gardens( click here for the podcast ), where....]]> Mon, 28 May 2018 13:43:14 GMT Viv Faull New Bishop of Bristol Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Very Revd Vivienne Faull as the 57th Bishop of Bristol. Faulls connection to Clare is strong as an Honorary Fellow and former Chaplain. Currently Dean of York, Faull was the Church of Englands first female Provost and then Dean,....]]> Thu, 17 May 2018 11:28:26 GMT Jaideep Prabhu speaks at the Hay Festival Clare Fellow Professor Jaideep Prabhu will be speaking at the Hay Festival on the 26 May 2018 on the topic of 'Frugal Innovation - how the globe is learning to do more (and better) with less'. He recently appeared in an interview in CAM magazine where he....]]> Thu, 17 May 2018 09:42:09 GMT