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Georgia Betteridge 1995-2015

The College is deeply saddened to learn of the death of one of its undergraduates, Georgia Betteridge, who died on 5 October 2015 at the age of 20.
 22/10/2015   Dr Malcolm J Mitchinson MD FRCPath

The College is sad to learn of the death of Dr Malcolm Mitchinson, who sadly passed away on 13th October after a lengthy illness. After reading medicine at Queens’ College Cambridge, he was elected as a Fellow of Clare in 1966, and he proceeded to take the MD in 1969.  Dr Mitchinson was a pathologist, and was much-liked by his colleagues and students. His practical classes in pathology and his undergraduate lectures were both extremely popular.
After many years of living in Abington, where he was much involved in village life, he later retired to Frampton on Severn in Gloucestershire. 


Nigeria Charity Placement


Alumnus Rishi Sharma is about to take on a 3 month charity work placement in rural Nigeria for the charity VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas). 


Fitz and Will in Clare

The intrepid cats have returned in a new tale, this time through a Cambridge covered in snow (and the river Cam frozen in ice!) in The Christmas Adventure. 

1992 and Over There: Two Short Plays

Clare College alumnus Edwin Ashcroft has co-directed and will be appearing in 1992 and Over There: Two Short Plays. The performance comprises two plays which have never been staged before in London; dark thriller 1992 followed by Over There.

The Astronomer and the Witch



Alumna Professor Ulinka Rublack, Fellow at St Johns College and Professor of Early Modern European History, has just written a book about Katharina Kepler who was accused of witchcraft in 1615 and eventually, after a six year struggle, acquitted by her son – none other than Johannes Kepler.


Alumnus Appointed to House of Lords



Clare Alumnus Professor Robert Mair CBE, Sir Kirkby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cambridge, has been appointed as an independent crossbench peer in the House of Lords. 


 University Launches £2billion Campaign


The University launched its biggest campaign ever last weekend with an impressive timetable of events, talks and dinners. 

New Director of Opera at the Academy of Music




Clare Alumnus Gareth Hancock has been appointed as the Director of Opera at the Royal Academy of Music starting next September 2016.


Common Hallucinations




Clare Fellow Professor Paul Fletcher and colleagues at Cardiff University have produced research concerning hallucinations which shows that they could be the result of a natural process used by the brain to make sense of the world around us.


MP to teach at POLIS



Clare Fellow Dr Julian Huppert, a former university physics lecturer, will put his five years' experience of Westminster politics as a Liberal Democrat MP to good use in a new role at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS).

'Mota Man'



Clare Fellow Dr Andrea Manica, Department of Zoology, is the senior author on a paper that has just revealed important data on migration into Africa 3,000 years ago.


Russian Connections Concert




Joy Lisney, a recent Clare music graduate, is performing this coming Monday [12/10/2015] at West Road Concert Hall at 7.30pm on a Seraphin violoncello, alongside her father James Lisney on the piano.


Study on Insect Adhesion




Dr David Labonte, Clare College Denamn Baynes Senior Student, is the lead author of a new study on stick insect adhesion, published this week in the journal Soft Matter.



Clare Choir new CD





The Chapel Choir's latest CD recording has this week been released worldwide, and is now available for sale.




Alumnus Autobiography





Alumnus of Clare and former Fellow here, Morris Dickstein has written an autobiographical work entitled Why Not Say What Happened, including two chapters on his time as a Kellett Fellow at Clare in 1963-64. 



New Sports Facilities




We have recently added a new gym to our Clare College sports grounds! Other new facilities include two new changing rooms, a physio room and a coaches’ room.



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