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Lord Grabiner QC elected Master

Lord Grabiner QC has been elected to succeed Professor Tony Badger as the next Master. Lord Grabiner will take up his role as Master in October 2014 with the start of next academic year.

Lord Grabiner, who became a life peer in 1999, was educated at the Central Foundation Boys’ School, Hackney, then at the London School of Economics (LSE) and also completed his LLM there in 1967.

He has had a distinguished career as a barrister since first being called to the Bar in 1969 where he has practised continuously as a member of One Essex Court and is Head of Chambers. He has represented, amongst others, HM Treasury, Apple, and Liverpool FC.
Lord Grabiner became a QC in 1981. He is a Deputy High Court judge in the Chancery division and Commercial Court, and is also currently the Treasurer of Lincoln’s Inn. He was Chairman of the LSE’s Court of Governors from 1998 to 2007, having been a governor at the school since the early 1990s. He also lectured in Law at LSE and Queen Mary College, University of London, in the late sixties and early seventies.

Commenting on his election, Lord Grabiner said: ‘It is an honour to have been elected as the next Master of the lively academic community that is Clare College. I aim to continue the excellent work carried out under Professor Tony Badger’s leadership in meeting the numerous challenges facing the College in the future, especially in ensuring that the college remains accessible to students of all social backgrounds.’



The talks will be held in the Riley Lecture theatre at 7.30

All Clare members are warmly invited to attend any or all of the lectures.



Great Books

We're delighted to announce that during Lent term we will have another series of eight Great Books lectures.

As before, eight of our fellows will tell us about one particular Great Book that is relevant to their own area of research.

16th Tony Badger: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
23rd Roel Sterckx: The Analects by Confucius
30th Bob Hepple Rights: of Man by Thomas Paine

6th Simon Franklin: Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
13th Ottoline Leyser: The Double Helix by James Watson
20th Tamara Follini: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
27th Howard Griffiths: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

6th Fred Parker: Paradise Lost by John Milton



Clare Through Time

Answer to the contrarie at your perill 

Each month, Clare College archives aims to present a document that gives an insight into the College's history during that same month but from any particular one year from the College's foundation to the present day. For this month’s featured document, please click here.

For past featured documents please click here.

Studentships & Scholarships:


The Denman Baynes Studentship: Physical Sciences

The A.G. Leventis Scholarship in Hellenic Studies

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Clare Choir Launches Website 

The Choir's new website, has today been launched. Here you can read testimonials from the College's many distinguished musical alumni, listen and purchase online the Choir's recordings, view images of the latest tours and much more.

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Clare College Music Society Concert - The Creation

Former Director of Music Tim Brown returned to conduct the Clare College Music Society in Haydn's The Creation. The concert was held at West Road with Stefan Kennedy and Nick Mogg among the soloists.

 Photo by Victoria Bullard-Smith



Clare Paintings featured on the BBC's
Your Paintings website

Your Paintings is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation and participating collections and museums from across the UK.
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Halfway Hall Dinner 2012 & Alumnus of the Year Award

A standing ovation was given to Dr Alice Welbourn (1979) by second year students after her speech at the annual Halfway Hall Dinner

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