Clare College Cambridge

Dining Rights



All meals free. May invite personal guests at own expense.

Schoolteacher Fellows, Lane Fellows, and Lane Fellow Associates.


Seven (Groups a and c) or ten (Group b) free meals per week. For Group c, Wednesday dinners are excluded.  May invite personal guests at own expense; the Master, Dean and Fellows may also invite College guests at the College's expense.

(College guests are those guests whose presence furthers the purpose of the College or University as a place of learning – see the section on Guests under 'Meal Arrangements' for further details.)

(a) The Master, Fellows (not Class A), Honorary Fellows, Bye Fellows, Visiting Fellows, Elizabeth de Clare Fellows, College Lecturers and Assistant Lecturers, Harrison Watson Senior Student.

(b) The Dean, Class A Fellows, Denman Baynes Student, William Senior Fellow, Senior Lecteurs/Lectrices.

(c) Special cases, to be decided individually.


Sixteen free meals per term, including Wednesday dinners.

Junior Lecteurs/Lectrices.


Eight free meals (Group a) or dinners only (Group b) per term, excluding Wednesday dinners. May invite personal guests at own expense.

(a) External Directors of Studies, Nominated Principal Supervisors, College Research Associates, Composer-in-Residence.

(b) Emeritus Directors of Studies.


Three days full board and lodging per term, plus any number of meals at own expense.

Ex-Fellows not ordinarily resident in Cambridge.


Two free meals per term, plus any number at own expense (including Wednesday dinners).

Ex-members of the SCR, e.g. ex-Fellows, ex Chaplains, ex-Denman Baynes and ex-Harrison Watson Students.


Two free meals per term (excluding Wednesday dinners).

Ex-Schoolteacher Fellows, ex-Composers-in-Residence.


Any number of free meals (normally including Wednesdays).

Nominated senior academic visitors.


Eight dinners per term (excluding Wednesdays) at own expense. May invite personal guests, but these are counted against their quota.

Members of College on the Roll of Regent House, Nominated Resident MAs and PhDs, Nominated resident graduates from associated Colleges or elsewhere, Boards of the College.


One free dinner per term (excluding Wednesdays); may invite personal guests.