Sports and Societies
Will I find sports and societies to match my interests?
Most students are keen to develop interests outside academic work and at Clare there are plenty of opportunities to develop those interests. There are over 30 societies active in Clare, loosely co-ordinated by the UCS and funded in part by small grants which the UCS makes available out of its societies' budget. These cover a wide spectrum and include things as diverse as brewing and rock climbing to environmental campaigning and issues concerning equal opportunities.
Drama is particularly strong in Clare with Clare Actors staging two and sometimes three plays each year, including a summer play in the beautiful setting of Clare Fellows' Gardens.
Sport is also very well represented. There are squash courts behind Memorial Court. Clare has a large, competitive and friendly boat club, with its own boathouse a few minutes away by bike. The sports field is a 10 minute cycle ride away and has excellent pitches for football, rugby, hockey and cricket, as well as county-standard tennis courts. At present, women's football and men's hockey are particularly successful.
This page provides links to the websites of a number of College clubs and societies. Please note that most of these sites are student-run, so the College cannot guarantee that the linked pages will always be available or up-to-date. The absence of a link for a particular sport/activity does not imply that there is no Clare club/society for that sport, please have a look here for more.
Lady Clare Magazine (link to entry on Union of Clare Students website)