College Societies

All Clare societies are free to join and cater to a wide variety of interests, including gardening, chess, politics, knitting, and a variety of sports, to name a few. Many of the societies currently active in the College can be viewed here.

Clare has a particularly strong reputation for music. As well as the Clare College Choir, which performs at events across the UK and abroad in addition to singing at regular Chapel services in college, several music societies cater to a wide variety of tastes. Clare Jazz hosts concerts in the Cellars (the college bar) every fortnight, and Clare Ents frequently invite new DJs and artists from Cambridge and around the UK to perform at special events. Clare Cellars is an atmospheric bar and common room located in the crypt underneath the College Chapel, where students gather to socialise and host events. Cellars is beloved by Clare students and widely considered one of the best college bars in Cambridge.

Beyond Clare, there are also hundreds of University-wide societies to get involved in. These can be viewed on the University’s Societies webpages.

The Union of Clare Students

The Union of Clare Students (UCS) represents the interests of undergraduates within the College, organises social events, and generally looks out for students during their time here. For more information visit their website.