Welcome to Clare College, the University of Cambridge's second oldest college.

Founded in 1326, Clare College is home to seventeenth century architecture, stunning gardens, and a riverside location in the heart of the city. Warm, forward thinking, and with a reputation for academic excellence, Clare welcomes students of all backgrounds to a community in which they will thrive academically and personally. 

Clare celebrates 50 years of co-education

We are delighted to mark 50 years of co-education this year, 2022 - 2023 with a programme of special events as well as stories from 50 inspiring female alumnae.

images of 50 women of Clare

Clare in Numbers






years of admitting women


Nobel Prize winners

Meet our students

Studying in the Library
As a medical student, I’m one of the frequent library dwellers, and Clare’s Forbes Mellon Library is such a lovely and warm environment to work in, conveniently placed in the middle of Memorial Court! I live in Castle Court this year, and it’s really nice to cycle to Memorial Court in the afternoon with some friends, work for a couple of hours, before a walk through the beautiful Old Court and over Clare bridge to enjoy a Buttery dinner (especially roast on Sundays!).
Jenny, Clare Student

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