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The Clare Hall Colloquium offers an opportunity to test out ideas and arguments before an audience which is smart and interested, but has no specialist knowledge of the topic.

Clare Hall Colloquium Cambridge University

    • History

The Clare Hall Colloquium offers an opportunity to test out ideas and arguments before an audience which is smart and interested, but has no specialist knowledge of the topic.

    David Gosling - Spying for the Russians (with a little help from MI6)

    David Gosling - Spying for the Russians (with a little help from MI6)

    As part of a visiting fellowship at Delhi University in the mid 1990’s the speaker set up seminars relating to nuclear power, one of which was attended by a Russian diplomat who offered payment in return for information about Britain’s nuclear waste disposal facilities.

    • 46 min
    Catalina Taltavull - To fly or not to fly through a volcanic ash cloud

    Catalina Taltavull - To fly or not to fly through a volcanic ash cloud

     In this talk, Dr Taltavull will explore the importance of understanding the likelihood of a certain volcanic ash adhering into a substrate by taking into consideration both ash properties and environmental conditions.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Elizabeth Garnsey - Science and Spin-Outs in Cambridge: Incentives and Impact

    Elizabeth Garnsey - Science and Spin-Outs in Cambridge: Incentives and Impact

    This talk offers an introduction to technology enterprise in and around Cambridge for those unfamiliar with the Cambridge tech scene. It will examine ways in which scientific knowledge is translated into practice, with a focus on technology-based spin-out companies originating in the university. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
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    Mikiko Chimori - Gulliver in the Orient

    Mikiko Chimori - Gulliver in the Orient

    The talk compares Japanese and English illustrations in various editions of Gulliver’s Travels published in Japan between 1880 and the early 1920s.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Foss Lene - Developing Entrepreneurial Universities

    Foss Lene - Developing Entrepreneurial Universities

    Global recessions and structural economic shifts are motivating government and business leaders worldwide to increasingly look to “their” universities to stimulate regional development and to contribute to national competitiveness. The challenge is clear and the question is pressing: How will universities respond?

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Heide Estes - An Enemy Robbed Me of Life; Voices of Nature in Old English Poetry

    Heide Estes - An Enemy Robbed Me of Life; Voices of Nature in Old English Poetry

    In a series of Riddles written in about the year 1000, animals, plants, and even ore from the earth complain about being torn from their homes and deprived of life so as to become things useful to humans – a book, a bow, an inkwell.

    • 59 min

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