Clare College Cambridge


Welcome to the Clare College Porters' Department


This is intended to be a constantly updated resource where you can find details of Porters' Lodge services, contact information, and some photographs that will help you recognise us.

Clare College has three Porters' Lodges: at Old Court, Memorial Court and The Colony. The Memorial Court lodge also covers Ashby, Thirkill and Lerner Courts. Each of these lodges provides similar services and each lodge provides 24 hour cover, 365 days per year. 

The Porters work three rotating shifts (7am to 3pm, 3pm to 11pm and 11pm to 7am).  If you require any further information on our security arrangements please email the Head Porter.

If you require assistance at any time, please call into one of the lodges, email, or phone us on the numbers listed below.

Lodge Contact Details

Old Court Porters' Lodge
Trinity Lane
Cambridge CB2 1TL
Tel: +44 (0)1223 333200


Memorial Court Porters' Lodge
Queen's Road
Cambridge CB3 9AJ
Tel: +44 (0)1223 333261


The Colony Porters' Lodge
Chesterton Lane
Cambridge CB4 3AA
Tel: +44 (0)1223 333288


The Head Porter may be contacted by email.

Services Provided

Medical Emergencies, general queries and First Aid

Fire Emergencies, Alarm Management

Security Issues and Alerts

Health & Safety

Parking Arrangements

Room Bookings (please see: Bookings Protocol, Bookings Chart, Conditions of Use)

Conference and Accommodation Check In/Check Out

Post Collection and Pigeon Holes

Room Key Management

Replacement Keys and Lockout assistance

Lost Property and Temporary Storage

Staircase and Party Room Bookings - permission required from Head Porter see section on bookings protocol here Bookings Protocol, Bookings Chart, Conditions of Use)

Function Room, Taxi and Punt Booking (except MCR)

Ticket Purchase for concerts, CD sales, Chapel times etc.

Exam period, interview and general pastoral support

Directions, Train and Bus times, etc.

Internal telephone and post queries

Card Management - photographs used for the production of University cards
may also be used on our Door Access Control System software, strictly in
accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

 Any other queries that may arise.

We have recently recruited some new members to the Porters team.  The Porters photographs will be updated soon.