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Annual Report

Clare College Cambridge

Contents Master’s Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Teaching and Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5 Selected Publications by Clare Fellows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7 College Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–9 Financial Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–11 Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–13 Access and Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Captions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15


Master’s Introduction Clare’s primary purpose remains to provide a world-class undergraduate education with an emphasis on individual teaching and support. We have this year introduced changes to the tutorial system to provide better cover during term-time and vacations. We have also continued to recruit new Fellows to strengthen our teaching provision in key subjects, and have made appointments to deepen our links with important University institutions such as the Judge Business School and the Fitzwilliam Museum. The study skills sessions for first-year undergraduates and close attention to our teaching methods which I mentioned last year have transformed the results of our students in less well performing subjects, as the spectacular improvement in Economics continues to demonstrate. But the results this summer show that there is still much to be done.

I have expressed concerns in the past that students at Clare might not be challenged enough both in the strictly academic sphere but also in the wider world. I am pleased to report that I see signs of greater political and social awareness: in the work of our graduates with the Clare-Bermondsey Trust, teaching music in Palestine, or with Afghan refugee women in Germany. I also detect a greater recognition by students of the need to present themselves better to the outside world. But I worry that our excellent women students are reticent about their achievements, so I am currently talking to the President of Barnard College, the all-women’s college in New York, about the possibility of places on their summer courses on leadership for women.

Ensuring that the brightest young people from every background are encouraged to apply to Cambridge and Clare remains a major concern. We have launched two important initiatives this year to widen participation. First, we have adopted an additional ‘link area’, forging relationships with schools in Coventry and Warwickshire on behalf of the University as a whole, to complement our long-standing work in Tower Hamlets. Second, we hosted an Alumni Teachers Conference in the Easter vacation, which we hope will become an annual event designed to disseminate up-to-date information about the Cambridge admissions process. We are conscious that much more remains to be done to encourage applications from talented students from non-traditional backgrounds.

In today’s competitive global market for the best graduate students, it is reassuring that Cambridge has finally taken steps to provide successful applicants with timely offers accompanied by appropriate funding packages. This is a good example of how the colleges and University can work together to address an issue of fundamental importance to Cambridge’s future. As part of Clare’s commitment to graduate students, detailed plans have been drawn up for an additional accommodation block on the existing Newnham Road site, which will allow us to create a vibrant community for graduate students close to the main College buildings.

This year has already witnessed two major enhancements of the College’s buildings: the long-awaited refurbishment of Castle End and the completion of Lerner Court. Together with the recent conversion of the Old Court attics and the refurbishment of Thirkill Court, these projects comprise the most concentrated improvement of our built infrastructure for many decades. Capital expenditure at this level is only made possible by the generosity of our alumni and the careful stewardship of our historic endowment. Hence the College’s decision last autumn to borrow £15 million to invest over 40 years, which should give us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to increase our endowment significantly. Thanks to the work of the Bursar and the Development Office and the support of alumni, Clare is as well-placed financially as a medium-sized Cambridge college can be.

But the task of sustaining a world-class university in the next few years is a challenging one. The mix of state and private funding has up to now protected Cambridge and its colleges from the worst effects of a fall in endowments. But the position of the public finances in the next few years means that Clare’s future financial well-being and its ability to deliver high quality undergraduate education and student support are likely to depend on income from private, rather than government, sources. The talent of the students we admit, the efforts of the Fellowship, and the support of our alumni give me confidence that we will be able to maintain that quality in the future.


Teaching and Research Undergraduates by country/region of origin

Undergraduate numbers 2008–09


Subject Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic Archaeology & Anthropology Architecture Asian & Middle Eastern Studies * Chemical Engineering Classics Computer Science Economics Engineering English Geography History History of Art Land Economy Law Management Studies Manufacturing Engineering Mathematics Medicine (including Clinical Medicine) Modern & Medieval Languages Music Natural Sciences (Biological) Natural Sciences (Physical) Philosophy Social & Political Sciences Theology Veterinary Science

9 14 11 8 10 19 4 3 3 4

7 11 8 4 12 18 1 4 6 3

1 8 11 9 5 13 16 2 2 6 2





* formerly known as Oriental Studies

Year 1 1 4 2 4 6 4 5 8 8 2 10 1 1 3

Year 2 2 1 3 2 3 3 2 6 6 9 2 11 1 6

Year 3 1 1 2 3 4 4 3 5 7 9 2 10 1 3

Year 4


Years 5-7 Total 4 6 7 11 7 14 9 16 29 26 6 31 2 2 13 3 2 29 17 60 37 18 40 68 7 9 15 8 20



2 1 8

1 3 1 5 7 9 1 5 15





Examination results 2009

In the 2009 Tripos examinations, 79% of all Clare students gained Firsts or 2.1s, compared with 81% last year. Among the finalists, 88% of students in Arts subjects achieved Firsts or 2.1s. Overall, 20% of all Arts students and 22% of Science students gained Firsts, together representing 21% of all Clare students (compared to 25% last year). In the arts and humanities, five out of seven students reading Philosophy gained Firsts, as did half the students at Theological and Religious Studies Part IIB and four out of nine students at English Part II. Three out of five students at Economics Part IIB gained Firsts. In the sciences, Biochemistry showed an excellent set of results for the third year in succession, with four out of five students at Part III gaining Firsts. Both students reading Part II Plant Sciences and three out of five students at Zoology Part II also gained Firsts, while four out of seven students at Mathematics Part III gained distinctions. Seven Clare students were awarded Firsts with distinction: Yvonne Bristow in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Part I; Qinkan Wu in Engineering Part IIB; David Belius, Hans Johansson, Ailsa Keating and Nicholas Sofroniew in Mathematics Part III; and Oliver Topping in Modern & Medieval Languages Part II. Mr Topping’s performance was also recognised by the University with the award of the Mrs Claude Beddington Prize, the Whalley Prize, and the Olga Youhotsky and Catherine Matthews Prize. Giles Smith won the University’s David Roberts Memorial Prize for the highest dissertation mark in the Architecture Tripos, while Katie Armitage won the Roger Morris Award for Medicine and Surgery.

Clare stands this year 18th (compared to 12th last year) among the Cambridge colleges in the Baxter Table measuring all Tripos results. Clare finalists were ranked 6th and Arts finalists 5th. Economists continued to perform well, with Clare ranked 3rd overall (up from 4th in 2008), while the College was 4th overall in English. Andrew Thomason, Professor of Combinatorial Mathematics in the Faculty of Mathematics, and the late Michael Majerus, Professor of Evolution in the Department of Genetics, were awarded two of the University’s prestigious Pilkington Prizes for Teaching. They bring to nine the number of Clare Fellows to win a Pilkington Prize in the last eight years. This is a singular achievement by one college and reflects Clare’s commitment to providing a world class undergraduate education.

Graduate students by country/region of origin

Alexis, D. A comparative and developmental analysis of future planning

Astley, M.R. Surface-acoustic-wave-defined dynamic quantum dots

Cawthorn, W.P. Molecular mechanisms of anti-adipogenesis by tumour necrosis factor-alpha Cluett, T.J. The mechanism of mammalian mitochondrial DNA replication Cragin, R.K. Palestinian resistance through the eyes of Hamas

Findlay, A.D. Total synthesis and structural assignment of antimitotic polyketides

Helme, A.E. Convergent evolution of intelligence in corvids and apes: implications for animal welfare

Houghton, M. Gain in terahertz quantum cascade lasers

Hubbard, K.E. Identification of calcium signalling elements in the Arabidopsis circadian network

Graduate student numbers 2008–09 PhD Masters courses (MPhil, MEd, etc.) PGCE Other Total

PhD theses successfully defended by Clare graduate students

Jin, S. Dynamics of Galactic gas streams and satellites

222 54 0 2 278

Kipps, C.M. Insights into frontotemporal dementia: an imaging and neuropsychological study Klein, A.M. The laws of cell fate in epidermal maintenance

Mellad, J.A. Novel Nesprin-1 isoforms participate in mRNA regulatory pathways

Owens, G.A. Using systemising to facilitate social competence in autism: an evaluation of The Transporters DVD and LEGO® therapy

Petrozza, A. Optoelectronic processes at organic semiconductor interfaces

Sanders, R.A. The social lives of elite Philadelphian women, ca. 1760–1800

Seach, G.J. Wholly attending: theological thinking after Dietrich Bonhoeffer and D. H. Lawrence

Sexton, T.I. Genome-wide detection of preferential associations between genes within transcriptional networks Sharkey, J. The politics of Wolsey's cardinalate, 1515–1530

Snaddon, J.L. Biodiversity and ecosystem function within leaf-litter accumulations in Sabah, Malaysia

Teufel, C.R. Mental attribution: its role in socio-cognitive development and adult social cognition


Tomazou, E.-M. Identification and characterisation of differentially methylated regions within the human Major


Tse, D.H.Y. Spin dynamics in the presence of inhomogeneities

Australia & New Zealand

West, R.H. Modelling the chloride process for titanium dioxide synthesis


Williams, I.S. English legal reasoning and legal culture, c.1528–c.1642




Histocompatibility Complex

Vias, M. Neuroendocrine differentiation in hormone resistant prostate cancer cells

Wheeler, J.M. Nanoindentation under dynamic conditions Withers, H.C. Parental food calling at passerine nests


Selected publications by Clare Fellows

Mr Neil Andrews Andrews, N. (2008) in The Reception and Transmission of Civil Procedural Law in the Global Society: 285–306. Antwerp: Maklu Andrews, N. (2008) ‘The Modern Procedural Synthesis: the American Law Institute and UNIDROIT’s “Principles and Rules of Transnational Civil Procedure”’, Revista de Processo 164: 109–120 Professor Tony Badger Badger, A.J. (2008) FDR: The First Hundred Days. New York: Hill & Wang

Professor Andrew Balmford Balmford, A., Beresford, J., Green, J., Naidoo, R., Walpole, M. and Manica, A. (2009) ‘A global perspective on trends in nature tourism’, PLoS Biology 7(6): e1000144 Rodrigues, A.S.L., Ewers, R.M., Parry, L., Souza, C., Jr., Vérissimo, A. and Balmford, A. (2009) ‘Boom-and-bust development patterns across the Amazon deforestation frontier’, Science 324: 1435–1437 Naidoo, R., Balmford, A., Costanza, R., Fisher, B., Green, R., Malcolm, T. and Ricketts, T. (2008) ‘Global mapping of ecosystem services and conservation priorities’, PNAS 105: 9495–9500 Dr Bob Blackburn Blackburn, R.M. (2008) ‘What is Social Inequality’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 28(7/8): 250–259 Mr Timothy Brown Brown, T. (ed.) William Walton: Choral Works with Orchestra (Vol. 5 of the Complete Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Professor Paul Cartledge Cartledge, P. (2009) Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Cartledge, P. and Edge, M. (2009) ‘‘Rights’, Individuals, and Communities in Ancient Greece’, in R. Balot (ed.), A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought: 149–163. Malden and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

Professor Nicola Clayton Emery, N.S. and Clayton, N.S. (2009) ‘Comparative Social Cognition’, Annual Review of Psychology 60: 87–113 Seed, A.M., Call, J. Emery, N.J. and Clayton, N.S. (2009) ‘Chimpanzees solve the trap problem when the confound of tooluse is removed’, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes 35: 23–34 Seed, A.M., Emery, N.J. and Clayton, N.S. (2009) ‘Intelligence in corvids and apes: a case of convergent evolution?’, Ethology 115: 401–420


Dr Nathan Crilly Crilly, N., Good, D., Matravers, D. and Clarkson, P.J. (2008) ‘Design as communication: exploring the validity and utility of relating intention to interpretation’, Design Studies 29(5): 425–457 Crilly, N., Maier, A. and Clarkson, P.J. (2008) ‘Representing artefacts

as media: modelling the relationship between designer intent and consumer experience’, International Journal of Design 2(3): 15–27 Crilly, N., Moultrie, J. and Clarkson, P.J. (2009) ‘Shaping things: intended consumer response and the other determinants of product form’, Design Studies 30(3): 224–254

Dr Maciej Dunajski Dunajski, M. (2008) ‘An interpolating dispersionless integrable system’, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 41: 315202. Dunajski, M. and Gibbons, G. (2008) ‘Cosmic Jerk, Snap and Beyond’, Class. Quantum Grav. 25: 235012. Dr Fiona Edmonds Edmonds, F. (2009) ‘Personal names and the cult of Patrick in eleventh-century Strathclyde and Northumbria’, in S. Boardman, J.R. Davies and E. Williamson (eds), Saints’ Cults in the Celtic World (Studies in Celtic History 25): 41–65. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer.

Dr Paul Edwards Cooke, S.L., Northup, J.K., Champaige, N.L., Zinser, W., Edwards, P.A., Lockhart, L.H. and Velagaleti, G.V. (2008) ‘Molecular cytogenetic characterization of a unique and complex de novo 8p rearrangement’, Am. J. Med. Genet. A 146A(9): 1166–1172

Dr Patricia Fara Fara, P. (2009) Science: A Four Thousand Year History. Oxford: Oxford University Press Fara, P. (2008) ‘Framing the evidence: scientific biography and portraiture’, in T. Söderqvist (ed.), The poetics of biography in science, technology and medicine: 71–91. Aldershot: Ashgate Fara, P. (2009) ‘Elizabeth Tollet and her scientific sisters’, History Today, April 2009: 52–8

Dr Tamara Follini Follini, T. (2008) ‘James, Ruskin, and The Stones of Venice’, in M.H. Ross and G.W. Zacharias (eds), Tracing Henry James: 355–373. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Professor Philip Ford Ford, P. (2008) The Montaigne Library of Gilbert de Botton at Cambrdge University Library. Cambridge: Cambridge University Library Ford, P. (2008) ‘L’Education des femmes d’après la correspondance du XVIe siècle: le cas de la famille Morel’, in G. Poirier (ed.), Dix ans de recherches sur les femmes écrivains de l’ancien régime: influences et confluences (Mélanges offerts à Hannah Fournier): 77–86. Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval Ford, P. (2009) ‘Ronsard, amant vieillissant dans les Sonets pour Helene’, in C.H. Winn and C. Yandell (eds), Vieillir à la Renaissance: 107–117. Paris: Champion

Dr Andrew Friend Friend, A.D., Geider, R.J., Behrenfeld, M.J. and Still, C.J. (2009)

‘Photosynthesis in Global-Scale Models’, in A. Laisk, L. Nedbal and Govindjee (eds), Photosynthesis in silico: Understanding Complexity from Leaves to Ecosystems (Springer Series Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration 29): 465–497. Dordrecht: Springer Keenan, T., García, R., Friend, A.D., Zaehle, S., Gracia, C. and Sabate, S. (2009) ‘Improved understanding of drought controls on seasonal variation in Mediterranean forest canopy CO2 and water fluxes through combined in situ measurements and ecosystem modelling’, Biogeosciences Discussions 6: 2285–2329 Dr Marina Frolova-Walker Frolova-Walker, M. (2008) ‘Between Two Aesthetics: The Revision of Pilnyak’s Mahogany and Prokofiev’s Fourth Symphony’, in S. Morrison (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev and His World: 452–492. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press Professor H.L. Gates, Jr. Gates, H.L. (2009) In Search of Our Roots. New York: Crown Publishing Gates, H.L. and Yacovone, D. (eds) (2009) Lincoln on Race and Slavery. Princeton: Princeton University Press Gates, H.L. (2009) ‘John Hope, the Prince Who Refused the Kingdom’, The, April 1, 2009

136–149. London: Palgrave Macmillan Guy, J. (2009) ‘The Tudor Age’, K.O. Morgan (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain: 223–285. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Professor Bill Harris Vitorino, M., Jusuf, P.R., Maurus, D., Kimura, Y., Higashijima, S. and Harris, W.A. (2009) ‘Vsx2 in the zebrafish retina: restricted lineages through derepression’, Neural Dev. 4: 14 Wilkinson, C.J., Carl, M. and Harris, W.A. (2009) ‘Cep70 and Cep131 contribute to ciliogenesis in zebrafish embryos’, BMC Cell Biol. 10: 17

Dr David Hartley Hartley, D. (2008) ‘Titan - the Poor Man’s Atlas?’, Computer Resurrection 44: 11–20

Professor Sir Bob Hepple Hepple, B. (ed.) (2009) The Transformation of Labour Law in Europe: A Comparative Study of 15 countries 1945–2004. Oxford: Hart Publishing Hepple, B. (2009) ‘Forensic databases: implications of the cases of S and Marper’, Medicine, Science and the Law 49: 77–87

Dr Josip Glaurdic Glaurdic, J. (2009) ‘Inside the Serbian War Machine: The Milošević Intercepts, 1991–1992’, East European Politics and Societies 23(1): 86–104

Professor David Hodell Hodell, D.A. and Curtis, J.H. (2008) ‘Oxygen and carbon isotopes of detrital carbonate in North Atlantic Heinrich Events’, Marine Geology 256: 30–35 Hodell, D.A., Channell, J.E.T., Curtis, J., Romero, O. and Roehl, U. (2008) ‘Onset of “Hudson Strait” Heinrich Events in the Eastern North Atlantic at the end of the Middle Pleistocene Transition (~640 ka)?’, Paleoceanography 23: 1–16 Channell, J.E.T., Xuan, C. and Hodell, D.A. (2009) ‘Stacking paleointensity and oxygen isotope data for the last 1.5 Myr (PISO1500)’, Earth Planetary Science Letters 283: 14–23

Dr John Guy Guy, J. (2008) A Daughter’s Love: Thomas and Margaret More. London: Fourth Estate Guy, J. (2009) ‘Mary Queen of Scots (1971)’, in S. Doran and T.S. Freeman (eds), Tudors and Stuarts on Film: Historical Perspectives:

Dr Julian Huppert Huppert, J.L. (2008) ‘Four-stranded nucleic acids: structure, function and targeting of G- quadruplexes’, Chemical Society Reviews 37: 1375–1384

Dr John Gibson Gibson, J.S., Ellory, J.C. and Lauf, P.K. (2009) ‘Pathophysiology of KCl cotransport’, in F.J. Alvarez-Leefmans and E. Delpire (eds), Physiology and Pathology of Chloride Transporters and Channels in the Nervous System. San Diego: Elsevier-Academic Press

Dr Jonathan Goodman Simon, L. and Goodman, J.M. (2009) ‘Mechanism of BINOLPhosphoric Acid-Catalyzed Strecker Reaction of Benzyl Imines’, Journal of the American Chemical Society 131: 4070–4077 Fedorov, M.V., Goodman, J.M. and Schumm, S. (2009) ‘The effect of sodium chloride on poly-L-glutamate conformation’, Chemical Communications 2009: 896–898 Llinas, A., Glen, R.C. and Goodman, J.M. (2008) ‘Solubility Challenge: Can You Predict Solubilities of Thirty-Two Molecules Using a Database of One Hundred Reliable Measurements?’, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 48: 1289–1303

Professor Andrew Holmes Catimel, B., Schieber, C., Condron, M., Patsiouras, H., Connolly, L., Catimel, J., Nice, E.C., Burgess, A.W. and Holmes, A.B. (2008) ‘The PI(3,5)P2 and PI(4,5)P2 Interactomes’, Journal of Proteome Research 7: 5295–5313 Wong, W.W.H., Jones, D.J., Yan, C., Watkins, S.E., King, S., Haque, S.A., Wen, X., Ghiggino, K.P. and Holmes, A.B. (2009) ‘Synthesis, Photophysical, and Device Properties of Novel Dendrimers Based on a Fluorene-Hexabenzocoronene (FHBC) Core’, Organic Letters 11: 975–978 Grimsdale, A.C., Chan, K.L., Martin, R.E. and Holmes, A.B. (2009) ‘Synthesis and Applications of Electroluminescent Conjugated Polymers’, Chemical Reviews 109: 897–1091

Huppert, J.L. et al. (2008) ‘G-quadruplexes: the beginning and end of UTRs’, Nucleic Acids Research 36(19): 6260–6268 Wong, H.M. et al. (2009) ‘Function and targeting of G-quadruplexes’, Current Opinion in Molecular Therapeutics 11(12): 146-155

Dr Tess Knighton Knighton, T. (2008) ‘Isabel of Castile and her music books: FrancoFlemish song in fifteenth-century Spain’, in (ed.) B. Weissberger (ed.), Queen Isabel I of Castile: Power, Patronage, Persona: 29–52. Woodbridge: Tamesis Knighton, T. (2008) ‘Music and devotion at the court of the Catholic Monarchs’, in D. Hook (ed.), The Spain of the Catholic Monarchs. Papers from the Quincentenary Conference (Bristol, 2004): 206–225. Bristol: University of Bristol Knighton, T. (2009) ‘Marian devotions in early sixteenth-century Spain: the case of the Bishop of Palencia, Juan Rodríguez de Fonseca (1451–1524)’, in M.J. Bloxam and G. Filocamo (eds), ‘Uno gentile et subtile ingenio’: Studies in Renaissance Music in Honour of Bonnie Blackburn. Brépols: Turnhout

Dr Tim Lewens Lewens, T. (2008) ‘The Origin and Philosophy’, in R. Richards and M. Ruse (eds), The Cambridge Companion to the Origin of Species: 314– 332. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Lewens, T. (2008) ‘Innovation and Population’, in U. Krohs and P. Kroes (eds), Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds: Comparative Philosophical Perspectives: 243–257. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press Lewens, T. (2009) ‘Seven Types of Adaptationism’, Biology and Philosophy 24: 161–182

Professor Donald Lynden-Bell Gourgouliatos, K. and Lynden-Bell, D. (2008) ‘Fields from a relativistic magnetic explosion’, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 391: 268 Lynden-Bell,D., Bicak, J. and Katz, J. (2008) ‘Inertial frame rotation induced by rotating gravitational waves’, Classical & Quantum Gravity 25: 5017 Lynden-Bell, D. and Willstrop, R.V. (2008) ‘Exact Optics VI: Schmidt Cameras & prime focus correctors’, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 387: 677 Dr Andrea Manica Harcourt, J.L., Ang, T.Z., Sweetman, G., Johnstone, R.A. and Manica, A. (2009) ‘Social feedback and the emergence of leaders and followers’, Current Biology 19: 248–252 Betti, L., Balloux, F., Amos, W., Hanihara, T. and Manica, A. (2009) ‘Distance from Africa, not climate, explains within-population phenotypic diversity in humans’, Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 276: 809–814 Kapos, V., Balmford, A., Aveling, R., Bubb, P., Carey, P., Entwistle, A., Hopkins, J., Mulliken, T., Safford, R., Stattersfield, A., Walpole, M. and Manica, A. (2008) ‘Calibrating conservation: new tools for

measuring success’, Conservation Letters 1: 155–164

Dr Terry Moore Moore, T. (2008) ‘Locke: An Empiricist?’, Think 7(20)

Dr Gordon Ogilvie Ogilvie, G.I. (2008) ‘3D eccentric discs around Be stars’, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 388: 1372–1380 Lesur, G. and Ogilvie, G.I. (2008) ‘On self-sustained dynamo cycles in accretion discs’, Astronomy and Astrophysics 488: 451–461 Ferreira, B.T. and Ogilvie, G.I. (2009) ‘Warp and eccentricity propagation in discs around black holes’, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 392: 428–438 Dr Fred Parker Parker, F. (2009) ‘“We are perpetually moralists”: Johnson and moral philosophy’, in G. Clingham and P. Smallwood (eds), Samuel Johnson After 300 Years: 15–32. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Parker, F. (2008) ‘Classic Simplicity’, in A. Lianeri and V. Zajko (eds), Translation and the Classic: 227–242. Oxford: Oxford University Press Parker, F. (2008) ‘“Much in the mode of Goethe’s Mephistopheles”: Faust and Byron’, in L. Fitzsimmons (ed.), International Faust Studies: Adaptation, Reception, Translation: 107–123. London and New York: Continuum

Professor Lawrence Paulson Meng, J. and Paulson, L.C. (2009) ‘Lightweight Relevance Filtering for Machine-Generated Resolution Problems’, Journal of Applied Logic 7(1): 41–57

Professor Jaideep Prabhu Rao, R.S., Chandy, R.K. and Prabhu, J.C. (2008) ‘The fruits of legitimacy: why some new ventures gain more from innovation than others’, Journal of Marketing 72(4): 58–75 Tellis, G.J., Prabhu, J.C. and Chandy, R.K. (2009) ‘Radical innovation across nations: the preeminence of corporate culture’, Journal of Marketing 73(1): 3–23

Dr Andrew Preston Preston, A. (2008) ‘The Iraq War as Contemporary History’, International History Review 30: 796–808

Dr Helena Sanson Sanson, H. (ed.) (2008) ‘L’Instituzione della sposa del cavalier Pietro Belmonte ariminese (1587)’, Letteratura italiana antica 9: 17–76 Sanson, H. (2009) ‘Ancora sulle donne, il volgare e la grammatica nel Cinquecento’, in N. Cannata and M.A. Grignani (eds), Scrivere il volgare fra Medioevo e Rinascimento. Atti del Convegno di Studi, 1415 maggio 2008: 141–151. Pisa: Pacini Dr Robert Semple Semple, R.K., Sleigh, A., Murgatroyd, P.R., Adams, C.A., Bluck, L., Jackson, S., Vottero, A., Kanabar, D., Charlton-Menys, V.,

Durrington, P., Soos, M.A., Carpenter, T.A., Lomas, D.J., Cochran, E.K., Gorden, P., O’Rahilly, S. and Savage, D.B. (2009) ‘Postreceptor insulin resistance contributes to human dyslipidemia and hepatic steatosis’, J. Clin. Invest. 119(2): 315–322 Topaloglu, A.K., Reimann, F., Guclu, M., Yalin, A.S., Kotan, L.D., Porter, K.M., Serin, A., Mungan, N.O., Cook, J.R., Ozbek, M.N., Imamoglu, S., Akalin, N.S., Yuksel, B., O’Rahilly, S. and Semple, R.K. (2009) ‘TAC3 and TACR3 mutations in familial hypogonadotropic hypogonadism reveal a key role for Neurokinin B in the central control of reproduction’, Nat. Genet. 41(3): 354– 358 Savage, D.B., Semple, R.K., Clatworthy, M.R., Lyons, P.A., Morgan, B.P., Cochran, E.K., Gorden, P., Raymond-Barker, P., Murgatroyd, P.R., Adams, C., Scobie, I., Mufti, G.J., Alexander, G.J., Thiru, S., Murano, I., Cinti, S., Chaudhry, A.N., Smith, K.G. and O’Rahilly, S. (2009) ‘Complement abnormalities in acquired lipodystrophy revisited’, J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 94(1): 10–16

Professor Alison Sinclair Cleminson, R., Richards, M. and Sinclair, A. (2008) ‘Eugenics, Sex and the State’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39(2): 177–272 Sinclair, A. (2009) ‘Construir lo esencial: Rosa Chacel y el discurso de lo femenino en la esfera pública’, in P. Nieva-de la Paz, S. Wright, C. Davies and F. Vilches-de Frutos (eds), Mujer, Literatura y Esfera Pública: España 1900-1940: 33–46. Temple University: Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies Professor Anthony Snodgrass Snodgrass, A. (2008) ‘¿Otro lector temprano de Pausanias ?’, Anales de Historia antigua, medieval e moderna 39: 69–73 Snodgrass, A. (2008) ‘Descriptive and narrative art at the dawn of the polis’, in E. Greco (ed.), Alba della città, alba delle immagini?: 21– 30. Athens: Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene Snodgrass, A. (2009) ‘The Classical Greek cemetery: a barometer of citizenship?’, in L. Preston and S. Owen (eds), Inside the City in the Greek World: 99–107. Oxford: Oxbow Books Professor Roel Sterckx Sterckx, R. (2008) ‘The Limits of Illustration: Animalia and Pharmacopeia from Guo Pu to Bencao Gangmu’, Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 4(2) Sterckx, R. (2008) In the Fields of Shennong. Cambridge: Needham Research Institute Dr Anne Stillman Stillman, A. (2009) ‘Sweeney Among the Marionettes’, Essays in Critcism 59(2): 116–141 Stillman, A. (2009) ‘The Lives of a Poet’, The Cambridge Quarterly 38(2): 147–163 Dr Dorothy Thompson Thompson, D.J. (2008) ‘Economic reforms in the mid-reign of

Ptolemy Philadelphus’, in P. McKechnie and P. Guillaume (eds), Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his world (Mnemosyne Supplement 300): 27–38. Leiden: Brill Thompson, D.J. (2009) ‘The Ptolemaic library project’, Actas del XII Congreso Español de Estudios Clásicos I: 845–861. Madrid

Dr Helen Thompson Thompson, H.J. (2008) Might, right, prosperity and consent: representative democracy and the international economy 1919–2001. Manchester: Manchester University Press Thompson, H.J. (2009) ‘The political origins of the financial crisis: the domestic and international politics of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’, Political Quarterly 80(5): 17–24

Professor Nigel Weiss Thomas, J.H. and Weiss, N.O. (2008) Sunspots and Starspots. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Brummell, N.H., Tobias, S.M., Thomas, J.H. and Weiss, N.O. (2008) ‘Flux pumping and magnetic fields in the outer penumbra of a sunspot’, Astrophysical Journal 686: 1454–1465 Abreu, J.A., Beer, J., Steinhilber, S., Tobias, S.M. and Weiss, N.O. (2008) ‘For how long will the current grand maximum of solar activity persist?’, Geophysical Research Letters 35: L20109

Dr Toby Wilkinson Wilkinson, T. (2008) ‘Cones, nails and pegs: enigmatic clay objects from Buto and their implications for contacts between Egypt and Western Asia in the fourth millennium BC’, in S. Ikram and A. Dodson (eds), Beyond the Horizon: Studies in Egyptian Art, Archaeology and History in Honour of Barry J. Kemp: 601–610. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press

Dr Nigel Woodcock Mort, K. and Woodcock, N.H. (2008) ‘Quantifying fault breccia geometry: Dent Fault, NW England’, Journal of Structural Geology 30: 701–709 Woodcock, N.H., Sayers, N.J. and Dickson, J.A.D. (2008) ‘Fluid flow history from damage zone cements near the Dent and Rawthey faults, NW England’, Journal of the Geological Society, London 165: 829–837

Professor Jim Woodhouse Sato, J., Hutchings, I.M. and Woodhouse, J. (2008) ‘Determination of the dynamic elastic properties of paper and paperboard from the low-frequency vibration modes of rectangular plates’, Appita J. 61: 291–296 Srikantha Phani, A. and Woodhouse, J. (2008) ‘Experimental identification of viscous damping in linear vibration’, J. Sound Vib. 319: 832–849 Mahadeva, D.V., Baker, R.C. and Woodhouse, J. (2009) ‘Further studies of the accuracy of clamp-on transit-time ultrasonic flowmeters for liquids’, IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement 58: 1602–1609


College Life Music The CCMS termly concerts have been of exceptionally high quality this year, showcasing Clare’s ability to put on large projects. The Michaelmas Term concert, conducted by Carlos del Cueto (2005), Simon Thomas Jacobs (2006) and Nik Myers (2007), featured Verdi’s overture from Nabucco, Haydn’s second cello concerto in D with soloist Sophie Gledhill (2006), and Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony. The last piece was an ambitious choice involving huge orchestral forces, difficult solo parts sung by Raphaela Papadakis (2006) and Ed Ballard (2005), and a choir of over fifty including Clare Choir, CCMS chorus and choral scholars from around the university. The concert was a triumphant success and a great start to the year. The Lent Term concert began with Mozart’s overture from The Magic Flute, conducted by Cordula Geck (2008), continued with Grieg’s famous piano concerto in A minor played by Cordelia Williams (2006) and conducted by James Henshaw (2007), and concluded with Brahms’ Third Symphony conducted by Mark Biggins (2006). The Easter Term opened with an Opera Evening performance of Haydn’s comic opera La Canterina. Directed by Imogen Tedbury (2007) and featuring soloists Maud Millar (2007), Alessandro Fisher (2007), Eleanor Caine (2008) and Dominic Sedgwick (2008), the opera was a chance for a small ensemble to work together to acheive exceptionally high standards. The programme for the end of year concert included Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C major, ‘Jupiter’, Copland’s Quiet City with Masie Anderson (2006) on trumpet, Strauss’s Blue Danube, Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville conducted by Alessandro Fisher (2007), and Brahms’ Hungarian Rhapsodies. Among other concerts, Clare Voices, a non-audition choir directed by Nicholas Myers (2005), performed Vierne’s Messe Solennelle in the Chapel. The College continues to attract some of the best recitalists around Cambridge and has also provided opportunities for budding young budding composers such as Freya Waley-Cohen (2008) to have their compositions performed. Chapel Choir In addition to its regular commitments in the Chapel, the Choir has undertaken a number of exciting national and international engagements, performing with leading orchestras and conductors. Highlights of the year included: A further appearance at the Munich Opera Festival, under the baton of Ivor Bolton (1976)


A semi-staged performance of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito in the Barbican, London, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conducted by Edward Gardner

Performances of Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Cambridge and Manchester, the latter in the

Bridgewater Hall under the baton of Nicholas Kraemer, with the Manchester Camerata, James Gilchrist and other renowned soloists

The world and London premières of Sir John Tavener’s Ex Maria Virgine, in St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge, and the Temple Church, respectively Two appearances on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ programme

A concert of Fauré’s Requiem and Schubert’s Gesang der Geister with The Schubert Ensemble, in the newly opened King’s Place Concert Hall, London The Choir continues to make critically acclaimed recordings, particularly of new music. The world première recording of Tavener’s Ex Maria Virgine, generously supported by Paul Lee (1964) and the Friends of Clare Choir, was highly acclaimed on its release in October 2008 and swiftly became Naxos’s best-selling CD of the season. In January, the women of the choir recorded Vaughan Williams’ Folk Songs of the Four Seasons with Sir David Willcocks, for the Vaughan Williams Society.

Arts and Societies Along with the ever-popular pantomime and May Week Show, Clare Actors have funded successful productions of Waiting for Godot, Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter and Sheridan’s The Rivals. This year, the third Miscellaneous Theatre Festival included visiting performers from Berlin and London, as well as providing a collaborative, communal space for student performance and experimentation. Clare Poetry has continued to offer a relaxed and informal opportunity for students to share their writing. In the Michaelmas Term, the College took delivery of Lotus II by Brian Wall, a striking modern sculpture currently installed in the Scholars’ Garden. It is the latest in a series of loans from the NewArtCentre at Roche Court, kindly facilitated by Lady Bessborough. The revived Lady Clare magazine published a fifth edition, featuring writing and original artwork by students, Fellows and alumni. In addition to these artistic activities, Clare students are involved in over 40 College-based clubs and societies, from sporting and academic to international and political: Clare Amnesty International has increased its profile within College and has been actively involved in University-wide letter-writing events

The Clare College Student Investment Fund (CCSIF) allows students to gain hands-on experience of investment decisions, managing a portfolio of stocks in challenging financial circumstances. CCSIF also hosted a talk by the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Dame Clara Furse The Whiston Society (for Clare Natural Scientists) welcomed Sir David Attenborough (1945, Honorary Fellow) as the guest of honour at its annual dinner

Clare Politics has continued to host many high-profile speakers including Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP and David French of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy Gardens The year began with the planting of Lerner Court, to plans by Robert Myers Associates. The court has been planted with species suited to each of its aspects: the north-facing border with magnolias, Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’, Epimedium and Luzula nivea; the south-facing bed with Cirsium rivulare, Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’, Lavandula ‘Hidcote’, Cistus and Perovskia; and the west with Hamamelis, Prunus incisa, sedums, Rosa nozomi and viburnums. The middle of the court features geometric beds of Ilex crenata and dwarf box, while the lawn is graced with a specimen tree, Sophora japonica, aptly known as the ‘Scholars Tree’. The plants have established very well, despite the very dry April and May, and looked splendid for the official opening of Lerner Court in June. Another major project completed this year was the arboricultural inspection of all the major trees at Clare. The copper beech in the Master’s Garden, estimated to be 200 years old, and the Pterocarya at the main entrance to Memorial Court were both given a clean bill of health. The latter has been registered with the Tree Register of Britain and Ireland as one of the top three specimens in Britain. Sports Individual achievements The following Clare students were awarded Blues for representing the University in their respective sports: David Bell (2008) in Hockey Ed Chadwick (2007) in Heavyweight Boxing

Mark Dyble (2008) in Athletics, winning the 100m and 200m races; Mark was also selected for the Achilles athletics squad (the best of the Cambridge and Oxford Blues teams) for the quadrennial US tour against teams from Harvard, Yale, Penn State and Cornell Universities. Josie Faulkner (2007) in Water Polo

James Hunt (2008) in Rugby League, maintaining Clare’s recent tradition in the sport

Stephanie Ko (2007) in Basketball

Fionnuala Ratcliffe (2006) in Rowing, having rowed at bow in the CUWBC Blue Boat against Oxford at Henley on 22 March 2009

Sam Spurrell (2008) in Men’s Lacrosse Among other notable achievements, Joel Jennings (2005) rowed for Cambridge in Goldie and has been selected to represent Great Britain Nicola Pocock (2007) and Stephanie Caird (2005) both rowed in Blondie

Team achievements Clare Men’s Football I’s were undefeated league champions in the Lent Term The Clare Lacrosse team remained undefeated Cuppers champions

Clare students dominated the University Mixed Lacrosse team, supplying both the captain and the vice-captain; the Varsity squad included seven members of Clare, most of whom had not played Lacrosse prior to coming to Cambridge Clare had four representatives in the Cross Country Varsity Match against Oxford

Library & Archives This year, loans and recommendations have increased, and a fine new colour photocopier/scanner has been installed. Almost two hundred Archive enquiries have been dealt with, and several exhibitions mounted for College events. Two major projects are now complete. A second Law Reading Room was created by extending and modifying the residential set at J4. Colin Turpin officially named it the Turpin Law Reading Room at a ceremony in late April. The establishment of a modern, two-room store at the Colony will provide secure and sound long-term storage for the Archives’ modern records for the foreseeable future. Clare’s copy of William Thynne’s 1538 edition of Chaucer’s complete works has been loaned to the British Library for a major exhibition on Henry VIII, co-curated by David Starkey. Alumni continue to donate items of interest to the College Archives, for which we are most grateful. Amongst this year’s accessions are a photograph album from 1898–1901 which includes pictures of the Rag, sports teams and College events; other early Boat Club photographs; and a gown, bonnet and hoods formerly belonging to Rendel Harris, given for safekeeping by his descendents, the Miles Family.


Financial Report The Goal of Financial Independence

At matriculation, Clare students are urged by the Senior Tutor to make the most of their opportunities and to be self-reliant. These same attributes are important for the College as a whole in finding the funds needed to continue to deliver world-class undergraduate teaching in the future. The uncertain circumstances created by the economic downturn have reinforced the need for Clare to be self-reliant. With this in mind, the total refurbishment of Castle End during 2009 has transformed the 43 dingy and cold rooms with communal bathrooms into 51 sparkling en-suite bedrooms, with modern meeting spaces for the students, suitable also for conference delegates. This £3.1 million refurbishment was completed on schedule within a very tight time frame, so as to protect the conference income during the long vacation. Lerner Court – which cost £8.5 million and has been funded entirely through the remarkable generosity of Clare alumni – now gives the College the opportunity to earn conference income throughout the year, including during term time. This additional income from The Gillespie Centre, together with future donations and legacies from alumni, will help to build Clare’s long-term financial health. In the light of intense pressure on government finances, the College is determined to achieve financial independence in order to preserve small group teaching for undergraduates and also to ensure that talented students from low income backgrounds are still able to come to Clare. The College spends £7,843 on each student’s education. The government makes a contribution, paying £3,744 for each undergraduate by way of the College fee. This leaves a shortfall of £4,099 per student amounting to 52% of the total cost.


The government’s contribution in the future cannot be seen as reliable, since Parliament will shortly be reviewing the arrangements for

* provisional figures

tuition fees generally. This is likely to result in Clare students having to pay higher fees themselves, with a commensurate need for increased bursary provision. Increased levels of debt for students will also inevitably lead to heavy pressure on Clare’s hardship funds, which are currently supporting students to the tune of £273,000 each year.

Operating Budget *

Funding the College’s activities comes from four principal sources: academic fees, student rents, conference income, and donations (in the form of new gifts and the income from the College’s historic endowment).

Expenditure Total operating expenditure amounted to £9.9 million. Expenditure Education (including Research) Accommodation Catering & Conferences Administration Total

£m 4.0 2.4 2.2 1.3 9.9

Income Total income of £12.5 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2009 was in line with the College’s forecast: Income Academic Fees Accommodation Catering & Conferences Donations Endowment drawdown Total

£m 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.4 3.7 12.5

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The Clare Endowment, currently valued at £51 million, is invested in global equities (51%), commercial property (22%) and short dated bonds/deposits (27%). The recent heavy falls in equity and property values have caused serious problems for some higher education institutions in the UK and USA. However, these falls have presented the Clare Endowment with the opportunity to invest at a low point in the cycle. The College had positioned itself to anticipate these market slumps, by holding a high proportion of the Endowment in cash and by selling commercial properties in 2007. Clare had followed the advice of City alumni back in 1999 by selling all its US equities at the top of the market. Last October, the College began to invest again in equities, and is now investing at the rate of £1 million per month; that pace will accelerate when equity values fall below 700 on the S&P 500 index. Clare distributes between 4.5% and 5.0% of the market value of the Endowment each year to support the specific activities designated by donors. In this way, the Endowment supports the work of the College while being protected against inflation, preserving the capital for the future. The long-term target is to achieve a 7.5% total nominal return, holding 80% of the Endowment in global equities and 20% in commercial property. The College took advantage of an historic opportunity in October 2008 to enter into an inflation swap on a £15 million loan for 40 years. The inflation-linked interest rate of 1.09% was unusually low due to the turbulent market conditions at that time. This presents a very significant opportunity to invest in global equity tracker funds at a low point in the cycle. Clare expects to achieve a real return of over 4% p.a., which would produce a gain of £45 million (in 2008 pounds) in 2048.

Financial Framework In 2010 Clare aims to achieve an operating surplus of £0.3 million before taking account of donations. This surplus is being used to carry out essential works on the old buildings to comply with legislative requirements. In 2009 the College took advantage of low tender prices, reflecting the severe building recession, to refurbish Castle End for £3.1 million. This has used up the accumulated operating surpluses with the result that the rate of refurbishment elsewhere in College will be markedly slower for the next two years. The next major project is the creation of new accommodation for 34 graduate students on the College’s Newnham Road site. The tumbledown condition of the present buildings, one of which is uninhabitable, presents an opportunity for Clare to transform this very convenient site which at present is housing only 11 students. The £5.5 million cost will partly be funded by the sale of graduate houses around the city and by further increases to graduate rents across all sites. The College will have to decide early in 2010 if the funding is adequate for the work to proceed the following October.

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Development The 2008–09 academic year has been a landmark one for Clare’s development programme. The completion of Lerner Court and a record-breaking Annual Fund have highlighted the continuing strength of alumni support for the College, while the launch of a new alumni website, the expansion of the Alumni Council’s remit and the election of the first Alumnus of the Year underline the College’s reciprocal commitment to its members. Fostering this mutually beneficial relationship remains the overriding objective of the Development Office. Strengthening the College Despite the global economic downturn, Clare alumni and friends have continued to show outstanding support for the College as it seeks to build on its strengths and secure excellence in education for future generations. The most visible example of this generosity is the £8.5 million Lerner Court. Completed on schedule in January 2009 and officially opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh – Chancellor of the University and Visitor of Clare College – on 12 June, the new court has already garnered a presitigious RIBA Award for the elegance and sensitivity of its design. Yet it is much more than just bricks and mortar.


Lerner Court provides much-needed student accommodation, allowing Clare to house its increasing number of fourth-year undergraduates – a recognition that the residential experience is an essential part of College life. The new buildings greatly enhance the College’s facilities for educational and extra-curricular activities, with the Riley Auditorium proving particularly popular for guest lectures. Last, but by no means least, the new court makes a vital contribution to Clare’s long-term goal of financial independence, by increasing the income from conferencing activity – income that is essential for

supporting the flagship supervision and tutorial systems. Like Old Court 350 years ago, Lerner Court has been funded entirely by donations from alumni and well-wishers. It too will stand for centuries to come as a testament to the loyal support of Clare members. Just as significant as this landmark project is the steady growth in annual giving since the Clare Annual Fund was launched in 2005. One-fifth of alumni now regularly support the College – twice the Oxbridge average, and twenty times the UK university average. There is still some way to go before Clare reaches the remarkable success of Princeton, with its 60% participation rate, but there is little doubt that a sustained culture of support has taken root on this side of the Atlantic. Annual Fund telephone campaigns – amount pledged

The 2009 Clare Annual Fund, which comprised a direct mailing appeal and a telephone campaign, was the most successful ever, raising over £314,000 for the College’s priority projects, including £75,000 for individual teaching and support. As a direct result of these alumni gifts, Clare will be able to employ a new Teaching Fellow in Economics from the start of next academic year, strengthening the College’s provision in this key subject, and fund a Tutorship in perpetuity. For the second year running, Clare received more in donations (a total of £2.4 million) than it did from the government: an important step towards financial self-sufficiency. Gifts from alumni and wellwishers are now a vital component of the College’s income. Equally important for Clare’s future success is the growing number of individuals who have made provision for the College in their will. Membership of the Samuel Blythe Society rose by 17% in the 12 months to the end of 2008, and at 30 June 2009 stood at 214. Building the Clare community There have been three major developments this year in strengthening the College’s links with its members. The launch of a new alumni website,, marked a significant step forward in communications. Interactive features and full connectivity with established networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook brings Clare’s alumni communications platform into the digital age. An enhanced searchable database allows alumni to contact each other directly, while expanded news and events sections aim to keep members more fully informed about the College. In the first three months, 2084 alumni (over 25% of the total) signed up for access to the new site. In the years ahead, should allow more members than ever before to stay in touch with each other and with Clare.

Greater alumni involvement in policy-making has been marked by the establishment of two committees of the Alumni Council. The Annual Fund Committee is responsible for reviewing the College’s annual giving strategy, agreeing and signing off the case for support, and providing feedback on initiatives to develop the Annual Fund and increase alumni participation. The Events Committee has been set up to review the overall alumni events programme, suggest changes and improvements, and provide a source of best practice and experience for individual alumni or alumni groups wishing to organise their own events. Both committees met for the first time in April and will report annually to the full Alumni Council.

Events to engage, educate and entertain The Clare Development Office now organises more alumni events each year than at any other Cambridge college. Through a mixture of international and regional gatherings, year-group reunions and special interest events, the College seeks to serve and engage the entire alumni body. Overseas, Clare organised its first ever gathering for alumni and parents in Hong Kong, a dinner hosted by the Master and Ruth Badger with guest speaker Roel Sterckx (Fellow), the Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilisation. In New York, the annual springtime drinks reception was once again held for younger alumni, organised by Patrick Monahan (2005).

The Alumnus of the Year Award, conferred for the first time in 2009, marks a new departure for a Cambridge college in the area of alumni recognition. The award has been established to celebrate the contributions that Clare alumni make to wider society, for example by extraordinary community involvement, praiseworthy heroism, or engaging in significant charitable work. It is also intended to serve as an inspiration to current Clare students. The holder for 2009 is Stephen Jakobi OBE (1956), founder of Fair Trials International and a leading human rights advocate. He gave the key-note address at the Half-way Hall -for second-year undergraduates in February, when the Master presented him with the award – a bronze sculpture, Isadora - Joy, specially created and donated by Clare alumna Angie Harlock (1974).

The Clare City Network had another successful year, beginning with the annual Clare City Dinner, hosted at Linklaters LLP by partners Ann Minogue (1974), Jonathan Inman (1977) and Brigid Rentoul (1980), and continuing with two further events:

All three developments feed into the College’s overall Alumni Relations Strategy, now collated into a single reference document and published online for the first time. *

An evening talk in February given by Professor Sir Mark Walport (1971), Director of the Wellcome Trust, on ‘Medical ethics’, hosted by Michael Smyth (1976) at the offices of Clifford Chance An evening briefing in June given by Air Commodore Mark Roberts on ‘RAF power: past, present and future’, hosted by Wing Commander Bryan Hunt (2004) at the RAF Club with the generous sponsorship of the Club and Raytheon

Other alumni events during the year organised by the Development Office included:

Reunion Dinners for 1984/85, 1994/95 and 1956/57

A dinner for Mellon Fellows and their guests at the Yale Club of New York City

Lectures to showcase the work of Clare Fellows, given by Dr Marina Frolova-Walker, Dr Patricia Fara and Professor Nigel Weiss

Three alumni careers evenings, organised with the Clare Ambassadors, focussing on careers in financial services, psychology and psychiatry, and the creative arts

An Edinburgh Dinner, kindly hosted by Douglas Lowe (1957) at the New Club, Princes Street An Oxford Dinner, co-organised with David Livesley (1975) and Norman Dawson (1966), and hosted at Pembroke College by Daren Bowyer (2000)

The Benefactors’ Dinner, Samuel Blythe Society lunch and a private viewing of the College silver collection for members of the 1326 Society The annual Parents’ Dinner

The Ambassadors’ Benefit Lunch

A decade reunion for alumni who matriculated in the 1980s and their guests The final event of the 2008–09 academic year was the flagship Alumni Day, held in Lerner Court to showcase the new buildings. Alongside talks by Clare Fellows and alumni, tours of the College gardens and a scratch choir conducted by Tim Brown, the programme featured a ‘Clare Question Time’ in the new Riley Auditorium, with a panel of MPs and public figures (all Clare alumni), chaired by Matthew Parris (1969, Honorary Fellow). With its combination of intellectual stimulation, education and entertainment in a magnificent new facility funded by alumni themselves, the 2009 Alumni Day provided a fitting conclusion to a memorable year. * Available to browse or download from the ‘Alumni Information’ page of


Access and Outreach Schools Liaison and Recruitment Tom Wilks, the College’s second full-time Schools Liaison Officer, spearheaded efforts to strengthen Clare’s existing links with schools in East London and to build connections with the College’s new Link Areas of Warwickshire and Coventry. Programmes such as the corporate mentor scheme have been developed further, while new initiatives have also been launched, notably the Clare Alumni Teachers Conference. During the course of the year, the College hosted more than 35 visits by school-groups from around the country, ranging from Thomas Bennett Community College in Crawley to schools from Manchester, Eastbourne, Northern Ireland and Holland. Tom Wilks also spoke at 20 schools and Higher Education fairs; coordinated visits to over 40 schools as part of the 2009 Access Buses to Greater Manchester, Coventry and Warwickshire; and worked with 15 schools in Tower Hamlets and neighbouring boroughs under the auspices of the Clare Partnership for Schools. Highlights of a very full programme included:

interview workshops in the Michaelmas Term with Norfolk and Stevenage schools, and an Interview Preparation Day for East London schools

hosting the first annual Clare Alumni Teachers Conference, which involved teachers from all sectors coming back to Clare to learn about the current admissions process and give feedback

running a workshop on how to build a successful partnership at the national HE and School Partnership Conference in London

setting up Clare’s first residential programme, in association with the Department of Archaeology’s outreach initiative


running ‘masterclasses’ over three days for 500 pupils aged 13–16 in association with the Cambridge Science Festival

Access Buses 2009 In the Easter vacation, the Clare Access Bus toured Greater Manchester for a fifth successive year, visiting 21 schools with the aim of raising aspirations and giving pupils an opportunity to meet Clare students and find out about university life first hand. The feedback from schools and volunteers has been overwhelmingly positive, and two of the schools have already arranged follow-up visits to Clare. As part of the College’s expanded access and recruitment activities, a second Access Bus toured the new Link Areas of Coventry and Warwickshire, with kind assistance from Geoffrey Robinson (1959), MP for Coventry North-West. Thirteen schools and colleges were visited across the West Midlands. Particularly successful were the visits to Warwickshire College and Coundon Court, where the Clare volunteers encountered a wealth of young talent, to whom they were able to give helpful advice on university admissions. Feedback from teachers and pupils was also very positive, with most schools requesting a repeat visit next year. Clare Partnership for Schools Now in its ninth year, the Clare Partnership for Schools works with pupils of all ages in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham, to raise aspirations and encourage the most able pupils to aim for the best in their higher education choices. The mentoring programme for Gifted and Talented pupils in years 12 and 13 continues to thrive, focussing on the links between higher education and employability. Clare remains particularly grateful to its three corporate partners, KPMG, Clifford Chance and Morgan Stanley, for their active and ongoing support. Clare/Bermondsey Clare continues to support the Bede House Community Centre

in Bermondsey, both sponsoring a graduate to work there each year and having several alumni on the management committee. The Director of Bede House, Nick Dunne, paid a visit to Clare to discuss future cooperation with the new Dean, while intern Barry Smith (2004) worked in Bermondsey with the Learning Disabilities project. The College was also pleased to introduce architect Peter Clegg (1969) to Bede House, where he is providing pro bono advice on a potential new building. Queens’/Clare Overseas Education Fund Co-chaired by Rebekkah Abraham (2006) and Katie Nield (2006), the Queens’/Clare Overseas Educatrion Fund (QCOEF) has had another successful year, raising money from students and Fellows to support educational projects in developing countries. These include the Child Africa International School in Uganda, set up in 2007 to teach sign language to all children in order to break down barriers between deaf and hearing unimpaired children; QCOEF’s support has provided 10-day training courses for ten teachers from the school. A second project is Planting Promise, a primary and adult education initiative in Sierra Leone, to which QCOEF has contributed 60 tables and chairs, 6 classroom doors and an electricity generator. Continuing support has also been provided for Kenya Education Partnerships, the African Prisons Project, and Cecily’s Fund (primary education for AIDS orphans in Zambia). Community Liaison Clare has taken an active part in the commnity projects run by the University as part of the 800th anniversary celebrations this year, opening the College grounds for the Bridge the Gap charity walk, hosting the final ‘Letters to the Future’ event for local schoolchildren and holding charity fundraising events for the WinterComfort charity and the Red Cross.

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Lerner Court, opened in 2009 (main picture) Graduation 2009 Lotus II in the Scholars’ garden Alumnus of the Year Award presentation, 2009

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Undergraduate study The Chapel cupola wearing a festive hat Clare graduands

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The Senior Organ Scholar at the Snetzler organ © Chris Pase Lotus II in the Scholars’ garden Clare’s boxing blue in action © Sophie Pickford

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An eventful year for Clare’s endowment Construction and refurbishment work at Castle End Borrowing to invest

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Guests at the 2009 Benefactors’ Dinner Alumnus of the Year Award Clare hosted its first gathering in Hong Kong

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Castle End, refurbished in 2009 (main picture) Three views of Lerner Court


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